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 […]

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 […]

State Avenue transit improvements

Learn more at an Open House on Tuesday, June 7th. KCK’s State Avenue is the primary east/west transit corridor through the western half of the metro area, and is about to get some much needed improvements.   Near termBy 2013 federal stimulus TIGER funds will improve the corridor’s bus stops, shelters, and pedestrian connections. Two […]

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 […]