Public Opinion Sought on $54 Million Max Project

The City of Kansas City, Mo., and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) are holding a community meeting today for discussion of the planned $54 million Prospect MAX bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

Anyone interested in attending is invited to the event, which will go from 4:30 t0 6:30 pm, at the offices of Alphapointe at 7501 Prospect Avenue.

Public input is being requested on the features, technology and transit services planned or under consideration for the Prospect corridor. These include:

  • Newly designed MAX stations
  • Modern BRT vehicles (A current MAX bus will be on display)
  • Smart kiosks with real-time transit arrival information and touch screen capability similar to Kansas City’s downtown streetcar kiosks
  • State-of-the-art safety features and free Wi-Fi at MAX stations
  • MAX service every 10 minutes all day and local 71-Prospect service
  • Mobility hubs at the busiest Prospect MAX stations that may include bike share facilities, on-demand services, improved passenger information and more

There will be brief remarks by various city officials at 5 pm. Attendees will then be welcome to visit various stations to learn about and provide feedback about the project and features.

KCATA is seeking $38 million in federal funds, and $16 million in local funding. During the meeting, the City and KCATA will provide an update on Prospect MAX funding.