Potential enhanced bus service for Kansas City

Bus Transportation Options

An enhanced and expanded bus system will allow for quick and frequent service for passengers. Both enhancing our current bus transportation in Kansas City and bringing new services to the area are exciting options to consider. New technologies such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) have been successful in many cities, including Cleveland and Los Angeles.

Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit vehicles operate in their own dedicated lane and share many of the qualities similar to rail transit. BRT can also utilize improved stations and limited stops, signal prioritization, and real time arrival signs. This allows for fast and efficient service to passengers.

Enhanced and expanded bus service throughout Jackson County will provide vital transportation for many of our citizens

BRT has the potential to connect to other modes of transit, including streetcars and regional rail and can also help spur economic development. Improved bus transportation in Jackson County will make vital connections between existing bus routes, getting people to jobs and businesses.

Expanded Bus Routes in the Kansas City Area

Bus transportation in Jackson County is flexible and can adapt to changes in population and demand. This means that buses can run when and where they are needed most, thereby providing the most effective service to users. Bus service is also quickly implemented, so it can serve riders now. Since buses are the most heavily used mode of public transportation, improvements to bus routes are smart investments.

Bus transportation is necessary for car-free families in the Kansas City area and will expand the opportunities available to them. An efficient bus system provides a convenient, affordable, and healthy transportation choice that can greatly benefit the lives of citizens in Jackson County, Missouri.

  •  Access to public transit reduces driving by 4,400 miles per household annually*
  • Public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually*

*Source: American Public Transit Association