Transit Action Network (TAN)

Advocates for Improved and Expanded Transit in the Kansas City Region.

News From The JO

Posted by Transit Action Network on August 16, 2010

New Service Kick-off Event on August 19

Johnson County Transit added new transit service on new and existing routes on July 6.  Help Transit Action Network help The JO formally celebrate the new service at an event on Thursday, August 19, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Price Chopper just east of Metcalf on 75th Street.  More information about the event and the new routes is on The JO’s website:

http://www.thejo.com/free.shtml

Success of this new service may be essential to getting federal funds to implement the planned Metcalf / Shawnee Mission Parkway BRT (bus rapid transit) route in the future.  More than $10 million of federal stimulus money has already been obtained to add bus stops, shelters, a new transit hub in Mission, and other facilities along the planned BRT route.  Read our blog entry about the new service:

https://transactionkc.com/2010/07/09/inaugurating-the-new-johnson-county-transit-service/

Johnson County Starts “START”

A Strategic Transit Recommendation Taskforce (START) has been formed by the Johnson County commission to study transit issues in the county, including the critical issue of how to fund implementation of the strategic transit plan.  The 24-member task force is chaired by Steve Klika, who also chairs the Johnson County Transportation Council.  JCTC serves as the board of directors for The JO.  START’s second meeting will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 19, at the Sylvester Powell Community Center at 6200 Martway in Mission.  Conveniently, that’s immediately after the new service celebration (above).  Here’s the START webpage:

http://www.thejo.com/resources/start.shtml

For additional perspective, see the story in Saturday’s Kansas City Star:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/13/2148259/joco-offers-new-website-to-explain.html

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One Response to “News From The JO”

  1. […] + We have reported on the formal kickoff event for the new service https://transactionkc.com/2010/08/16/news-from-the-jo/ […]

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