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 […]
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 […]
“Rail with Trail” example Planning for the Jackson County regional rail system is under way with another round of public meetings. We need your help to speak up for walking and bicycling at these meetings. While the overall plan includes a great trail system to be built alongside the rail corridors, trails are not part […]
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 […]
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 […]
Planning is underway for trail and transit along the old Rock Island railroad in southeast Kansas City, including the final piece of the KC to Katy Trail connection and commuter rail. You can have your say on October 22nd and 23rd at two different planning charrettes. This is your opportunity to support things like Bike […]
BikeWalkKC recently joined a delegation from KC to learn about the Cleveland transit system and bike community.
Learn about and provide your ideas for sustainable development along the Rock Island Corridor, soon to be a commuter rail line and the final piece of the Katy Trail.
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 […]
Trail and transit plans took a big step forward to today with the announcement that Jackson County has signed an agreement with Union Pacific railroad to purchase the Rock Island line and use it to create a commuter rail line and a trail connection to Missouri's Katy Trail State Park.