Kansas City ATA Planning East/West Route To Johnson County Sparks Suburban Fear

Behind the scenes, this move makes sense when we connect news stories . . . 

Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) voted 7-0 to end an interlocal agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)

More deets about local connections that have been avoided for most of the modern era . . .

This study will provide a roadmap to help fill existing east-west transportation gaps, connecting into primary north-south transit corridors, as well as give communities in Wyandotte County and Eastern Jackson County the opportunity to leverage regional assets.

To the west, The University of Kansas Health System is an ever-growing medical campus that is a regional resource and employment hub. The high demand to access this area has also created a growing parking challenge, and stronger multimodal connections could help to mitigate the parking supply problem.

To the east is the Truman Sports Complex. Although recent developments have substantiated past claims of potential relocation of the Kansas City Royals, this is still a high priority area for increased transit access. Regardless of speculation around a downtown baseball stadium, this area continues to be a significant node for the region.

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East-West Transit Study

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in cooperation with several project partners, is evaluating an east-west, high-capacity transit connection between the The University of Kansas Health System and Rock Island Corridor/Truman Sports Complex (Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium).