The immediate impact this expanded bus service will have comes in the form of employment opportunities available in Johnson County. However, a long-term effect will come in the educational access it provides KC metro students and the diversity it will bring those students will bring to our institutions.
“It may be one of the most significant transportation developments in Johnson County that doesn’t involve asphalt.
Starting today, the county will embark on one of its biggest bus service expansions, including a new route connecting Johnson County with the Waldo area and downtown Kansas City.
The nearly $3 million expansion will provide 16 daily rush-hour trips, plus less frequent midday service, between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and Kansas City’s Waldo bus hub near 75th Street and Wornall Road. From there, riders can catch an express bus to downtown.
The buses will run along Quivira Road and 75th Street, also serving Johnson County Community College and Oak Park Mall while feeding the K-10 Connector route to Lawrence.”