Forum to discuss KC’s low ranking for transit access to jobs

Less than 20% of local jobs are accessible via public transit, ranking us 90th out of the top 100 metro areas in the United States. A public forum on June 13th will address the problem and possible solutions. The Brookings Institution recently issued the report Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America, which found that […]

Learn about the Downtown Streetcar

The city is working on a yet another rail plan, but this one looks like it might actually happen.  On June 21st you can find all about it and provide your own two cents. A streetcar starter line is the works between River Market and Crown Center. The big difference from past efforts is that […]

Johnson County Transit on the chopping block

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners is considering significant cuts it transit system. A whopping 40% of The JO bus routes are in jeopardy for elminiation. This would devestate transit in the county, just as usage is growing, more citizens are demanding better transit options, and the county received federal grants to begin setting the […]

Transit access to jobs continues to decline

The gap between jobs and transit is getting wider in Kansas City. Transit can’t keep up with the shift of jobs from city centers to suburban office parks, or with the rise of suburb-to-suburb commutes. Only 60% of metro jobs are located in neighborhoods with transit service, and just 13% of local residents are within […]

Jackson Country transit plan on hold

Today Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced that the County's transit plan has been delayed. This temporary delay is due to last minute problems gaining access to the railroads needed for commuter trains. A 1% sales tax would have funded commuter rail, streetcar, more bus routes, plus regional trails and bike lane projects – including […]