TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN

A COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION OF MASS TRANSPORTATION IN THE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA WAS UNDERTAKEN TO EVALUATE CURRENT OPERATIONS AND TO SYNTHESIZE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOTH LONG- AND SHORT-TERM SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS. ANTICIPATED CHANGES IN THE 1970 POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS, TOGETHER WITH THE RESULTS OF A 1970 O & D STUDY, WERE USED TO IDENTIFY MAJOR TRIP GENERATORS AND TO ESTIMATE THE POTENTIAL MARKET FOR TRANSIT. EXISTING OPERATIONS WERE REVIEWED FROM THE STANDPOINTS OF CAPITAL ASSETS AND THE TRANSIT NETWORK. A WIDE DIVERSITY IN PATRONAGE AND FINANCES WAS FOUND AMONG DIFFERENT ROUTES. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SHORT TERM INCLUDE REVISION OF THE FARE STRUCTURE, ACQUISITION OF AT LEAST 300 NEW COACHES AND RELATED HARDWARE, RELOCATION OF FACILITIES, INTEGRATION OF SCHOOL BUS SYSTEMS WITH THE AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY, AND AUTHORIZATION OF A SUBSIDY OF $1.5 MILLION ANNUALLY TO MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICES. SCHEDULING AND ROUTING CHANGES ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-T9-6
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metro Planning Comm-kansas City Regon

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  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1982 12:00AM