Special NFL Draft East Side and West Side Shuttles Start Today

Date:April 27, 2023

(Kansas City, Mo., April 27, 2023) – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is pleased to announce that two special shuttles will operate during the NFL Draft. Visitors and locals can easily hop on the West Side or the East Side shuttles for a quick trip to a restaurant or museum. 

Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, 11 AM to 11 PM and Saturday, April 29, 8 AM to 8 PM
Approximately every 30 minutes

The West Side route will travel along Southwest Blvd. north of Union Station to 31st street. Highlights include Mexican restaurants along the Blvd., Boulevard Brewing Co, Ponak's and Minsky's Pizza. 
The East Side route takes you through the East Crossroads entertainment and restaurant district, to the 18th and Vine Historic District, and to two famous KC BBQ joints: Arthur Bryant's and Gates Bar-B-Q. In the 18th & Vine District, you'll find the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, the Black Archives of Mid America, and more restaurants.

How Much:
The RideKC West Side and East Side shuttles are free to ride! All RideKC buses and MAX routes are also zero fare, year round.

NFL Shuttle Map

Download the schedules: 
East Side: April 27-28 - April 29
West Side: April 27-28 - April 29

Real-time Bus Tracking 
RideKC offers real-time bus information in the Transit mobile app: Use Transit to track the East Side (named NFL1 in the app) and West Side (named NFL2 in the app) shuttles, as well as Main MAX, KC Streetcar and other RideKC Bus routes.  

East Side Stops: 

  • Gates - 12th at Brooklyn 
  • Arthur Bryant's - Brooklyn at 18th 
  • 18th at Euclid 
  • 18th at Woodland 
  • 18th at Highland 
  • Historic District - 18th at Vine 
  • 18th Between Paseo and Grove 
  • 18th at Forest 
  • Brewers' Alley - 18th at Oak (special Shuttle stop)
  • East Crossroads - 18th at Grand (special Shuttle stop)
  • Streetcar - Walnut Between 18th and 19th (special Shuttle stop)

West Side Stops: 

  • Minsky's - Southwest Blvd. at 31st 
  • Ponak's - Southwest Blvd. at 29th 
  • Boulevard Brewing - Southwest Blvd. at 27th 
  • Southwest Blvd. at 25th northbound
  • Southwest Blvd. at Summit eastbound
  • Southwest Blvd. at Baltimore
  • Southwest Blvd. at Central (special Shuttle stop)