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Archive for May, 2013

JCT Ribbon Cutting For Mission Transit Center – July 1, The JO CONNEX – June 3

Posted by Transit Action Network on May 30, 2013

TIGERThe_JO_ConnexJoin Johnson County Transit at their ribbon cutting event for the new Mission Transit Center.
Where: Mission Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kan.
When: Friday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. Re-scheduled to Monday, July 1

The new transit center will enhance transit service along the Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Corridor. The transit center is one feature of the extensive infrastructure improvements in this corridor made possible by a federal $10.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. At the ribbon cutting, JCT will provide exhibits of before-and-after transformations along the transit corridor and information about enhancements to the transit services in Johnson County, Kan.

Effective June 3rd, many of The JO buses will change their routes in order to utilize this new Transit Center.   Route 556/856 will be re-branded as The JO CONNEX, an enhanced route with limited-stop service, which will use the new infrastructure in the Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Corridor.

JCT Proposed_Schedules_June_2013

For questions regarding the ribbon cutting:
Contact Brian Scovill at 913.895.6052 or Alice Amrein at 913.715.8352.


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Take the KC Streetcar Stops Survey

Posted by Transit Action Network on May 19, 2013

KC_streetcarHelp the design team for the KC Downtown Streetcar choose the design for the streetcar stops. Review the options then take the survey to communicate your thoughts on conceptual plans for streetcar stops.  View the drawings for the five different designs for stops as well as pictures of the existing streetscape in three locations.  Click here to take the survey  Streetcar Survey(inactive). streetcar_survey

The survey is only available until next Friday, May 24, 2013.

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UG Public Budget Hearing – May 16

Posted by Transit Action Network on May 15, 2013

A public budget hearing for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County is scheduled for May 16th at 7 pm in the UG Commission Chambers at 701 N. 7th Street, KCK (in City Hall).  This meeting is an opportunity for transit rider groups to voice their concerns and desires for (51) This meeting is a great opportunity to impress upon the commissioners, especially the newly elected officials and the new mayor,  the importance of transit in the UG community.

Rosedale Development Association is one group working to get transit improvements in their area.  This week, Erin, from Rosedale Development Assn. (center), took Carroll, Carol, and Pastor Joe (photographer) of Westwood Christian Church to survey Rosedale Ridge Apartment residents about their public transit needs. They discovered many of them do not have cars. They rely on rides from friends or make a long hike to the nearest bus stop (~ 1.5 miles away). TAN supports Rosedale’s efforts and hopes that Wyandotte County is able to extend a bus line into their neighborhood.

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TOP (Transit Oriented People) Party – May 24

Posted by Transit Action Network on May 9, 2013

TOPP 2013

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Join us Friday May 24th at McCoy’s in Westport from 4pm to 6pm for our TOPP.

Download  TOPP 2013 Invitation  Feel free to print, post, share and forward this invitation to all your transit friends.

Come share your year of transit memories with people who care about a quality comprehensive transit system for ALL riders and potential riders.  Party with people whose vision of our region’s transit future improves ALL modes of transit. Help us create a more transit-friendly region!

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US 71 Transit Study Open House – May 23

Posted by Transit Action Network on May 6, 2013


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