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Other KC transit developments

With our singular focus on the starter line election, we've neglected several non-light-rail transit initiatives that have had some successes:


  • City Council approves Trails KC plan
  • Put People on Paseo raises funds for bike/ped crossing
  • City gathering public input for capping I-670
  • New downtown area plan to focus on pedestrian experience
  • Katy Trail advocate wins state senate seat

Mass transit:

  • Kansas City includes transit in 2009 legislative priorities
  • Johnson County addresses increased ridership with $2.45m in emergency funding
  • Blue Springs/Lee's Summit express bus fare to increase
  • Lawrence voters approve dedicated transit taxes


  • St. Louis intermodal hub opens for Missouri Amtrak service
  • Megabus adds double-decker coaches to meet demand
  • Union Station property tax may appear on 2009 ballot

Please consider transit alternatives if you must travel this Thanksgiving. Fatalities always spike over the holidays due to longer travel distances and increased congestion. Kansas City is served by Amtrak at Union Station, Megabus at 10th & Main, Greyhound and Jefferson Lines at 11th and Troost, and all major domestic airlines at KCI (all services offer last-minute online ticketing). Frequent MAX service is available for the Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

We'll return on Dec. 1.

2 Comments so far

  1. northlander November 28th, 2008 10:51 am

    So where does all this money come from to pay for this? Plus paying for the Kemper[1.3 million a year, Power and Light Dist [4 million] HNTB parking Lot and the list goes on and on. When are we going to get down to basice like Fire.Police/roads.sidewalks and water.sewer need of this City>

  2. northlander December 10th, 2008 6:11 pm

    Union Station need to go in a new direction. Turn it into a business center,or banking center, but money keeps going down the drain. Time for a new direction.

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