The public will have a chance to comment Tuesday on plans for the Prospect MAX rapid bus line.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will hold a community meeting to discuss the project. The meeting is 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Alphapointe, 7501 Prospect Ave. Transit riders can take the 71-Prospect bus, the 75-75th Street bus or the 121-Cleveland-Antioch bus to 75th and Prospect. More information is at RideKC.org.
The KCATA already operates MAX buses on Main Street and Troost Avenue. Two years ago, it began actively planning for another rapid bus line on Prospect Avenue, between downtown and 75th Street.
The project is now entering the design phase, and public comment is important. Bus riders, residents and business owners are all invited to provide suggestions and ideas about MAX stations, vehicles, smart kiosks with real-time arrival information, safety features and free Wi-Fi, bike share facilities and other enhancements along the route.
The project is projected to cost about $54 million. The KCATA is seeking $38 million in federal funds and $16 million in the local match. During the meeting, officials will provide an update on the progress of obtaining that money.