East-West Transit Study

Click below for a study update that includes station stop locations and cross sections of a streetcar running on Linwood Boulevard and 39th Street.


Phase 2 East-West Study Update

(December 2023) (Click link above)

Next Steps:

  • Complete the development and adoption of the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)
  • Enter next phase of planning
    • Includes environmental review, preliminary engineering, advanced planning and public engagement
    • Begin coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Begin to identify capital and operating funding

Recap of November 9, 2023 Public Meeting

Thank you to all who were able to attend the virtual public meeting on November 9, 2023 After nearly two years of technical analysis and public feedback, the RideKC East-West Transit Study team presented potential station locations along the proposed East-West corridor along 39th Street and Linwood Boulevard, between Rainbow Boulevard and Van Brunt Boulevard. The project has taken significant steps to move forward and your continued participation is needed to make it a success.

Missed the meeting, you can watch a recording below or review the presentation slides.


Public Meeting Presentation


Watch a recording of the public meeting here. 


Additionally, the project team is available to provide the same presentation to neighborhood, community, and business groups in and around the study boundaries. If you’d like our team to come and present to your organization, please contact Alex Miller at alex@parsonkc.com or 816-601-0137.




February 2023 Public Meeting

After nearly a year of studying potential transit connections from The University of Kansas Health System and the Truman Sports Complex/Rock Island Corridor, the RideKC East-West Study team presented proposed transit scenarios including routes and transit mode at two public meetings in early 2023.


At each public meeting, the study team presented multiple options for transit improvements between The University of Kansas Health System and the Truman Sports Complex, followed by Q&A.


For more information, visit the project website at www.ridekc.org/planning/eastwesttransit. 


What is the RideKC East-West Transit Study?


The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in cooperation with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), the City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO), the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG) and the University of Kansas Health System (KUHS) is evaluating transit connections between the KU Health System and Van Brunt Boulevard.


This study will provide a roadmap to help fill existing east-west transit 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.


The general study area for this effort is bounded by Rainbow Boulevard on the west, 31st Street on the north, 43rd Street on the south, and Van Brunt Boulevard on the east. The proposed west terminus for the corridor is the University of Kansas Health System campus. The proposed terminus on the east is Van Brunt Boulevard. Consideration will be given to areas outside of the study area with regards to opportunities for longer-term investments or phases of the identified high-capacity transit corridor.


The RideKC East-West study began in late April 2022. As U.S. Congress considers additional funding for national public infrastructure and transit, it is incredibly important that Kansas City position itself to compete for federal funding. Developing plans and local consensus on regional project priorities is essential to this process.



Please click here for the RideKC East-West Transit Study Vision and Guiding Principles Report.