RideKC Announces Shuttle Service for Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade

Date:February 14, 2023

(Kansas City, Mo., February 14, 2023) – RideKC is providing free shuttle service from five park-and-rides to the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade tomorrow. Fans can catch a RideKC Shuttle from 7:30 -11 a.m., and then again from 12 - 4:30 p.m. Be prepared for a 45-minute wait at popular locations. 

Riders need to return to the drop-off location for their specific shuttle.

Buses will only return fans to park-and-rides. Fans should board return shuttles where they were dropped off before the parade. The shuttle bus destination will be displayed on the overhead sign.

The Shuttle Park-and-Rides are below:

  • HyVee Arena (KCMO): Buses will drop off and pick up in downtown at 18th and Troost. Window placard will be YELLOW.
  • Worlds of Fun (KCMO): Buses will drop off and pick up in downtown at Truman and Lydia. Window placard will be BLUE.
  • Oak Park Mall (Overland Park, Kan.): Buses will drop off and pick up in downtown at 25th and Southwest Blvd. Window placard will be PINK.
  • 47th & State Transit Center (Kansas City, Kan.): Buses will drop off and pick up at 31st & Gillham. Window placard will be GREEN.
  • Swope Park/Zoo Parking Lot (KCMO/Jackson County): Buses will drop off and pick up in downtown at 31st and Gillham. Window placard will be RED.

The shuttles will not pick up or drop off passengers at any other stop. Coolers, lawn chairs, alcoholic beverages, weapons, fireworks and any other items prohibited by the RideKC Code of Conduct will not be allowed on buses. Strollers must be folded prior to boarding. Additional recommendations and restrictions for the parade and celebration can be found at

Due to the major impact of the parade, regular RideKC service will be significantly impacted.

RideKC service operated by KCATA. Only 13 regular routes will be operating. If the route is not listed here, it will not be running.
Eleven routes will run all day with reduced frequency. After 7 a.m. most of these 11 routes will have significant detours. Four routes will operate hourly service: Main MAX, Prospect MAX, Troost MAX and 63 63rd St. These local routes will operate approximately 30-minute service: 24 Independence, 28 Blue Ridge, 31 31st St., 39 39th St., 47 Broadway, 101 State Avenue, 106 Quindaro-Amazon and 229 Boardwalk-KCI. One Flex route (99 South Kansas City Flex) will run reduced service all day for critical medical trips. 
Express routes will NOT run.

RideKC Streetcar 
RideKC Streetcar will not operate during the parade. Rather, RideKC Buses will serve Streetcar stops between the Crossroads and 7th Street.

RideKC service from Johnson County
Routes in Johnson County will NOT run. This includes all routes numbered in the 400’s and 500’s, including  510. Only Special Edition RideKC Freedom, SWIFT and Micro Transit will run. Micro Transit will not serve destinations in Kansas City, Mo. RideKC Freedom from Johnson County to KCMO will only be available for medically necessary or employment necessary trips. RideKC Freedom will not be able to make trips into Union Station and Downtown areas affected by the parade.   

RideKC operated by Unified Government Transit
Routes 113, 116, 118 and 199 Micro Transit will run. 103 will not be able to travel to 3rd & Grand.

RideKC routes in Independence
Routes 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, and 306 will offer regular service.

RideKC paratransit
RideKC Freedom paratransit will be significantly affected and many typical downtown destinations will not be able to be reached. Please see a map on this page for the area in which Freedom will not operate the entire day on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Paratransit trips will not be made in the following area bordered by Armour Blvd. on the south, State Line on the west, the Missouri River on the North. On the eastern edge of the zone, trips won't be made west of Prospect from Armour/35th Street to I-70, and west of The Paseo from I-70 to the Missouri River.