KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost two dozen Metro bus routes in Kansas City are about to change. Some are being eliminated, others are being split in two.
Signs are up to alert riders that changes are starting either Sunday, Sept. 30 or Monday, Oct. 1. They are urged to check to make sure their route hasn't changed.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Marketing Supervisor Bridget Moss said a study showed the city needed to change when and where to offer bus service.
"The city has changed quite a bit in the last 15 to 20 years," Moss explained. "Jobs have moved to different places, the population has shifted where they are living."
KCATA started planning for these route changes in 2010 before bringing them to the public last fall.
"We are really trying to balance the right amount of service to the number of riders. So we will track that and make adjustments with more frequent service or larger buses," Moss said.
This is part of the first major overhaul for Metro services in almost two decades.
"We wanted to have a bus coming every 30 minutes or every 15 minutes instead of there will be one coming in 20 minutes and then another 12 minutes after that and then it will be another 20 minutes, so it's much easier for people to understand and remember," she said.
For a complete list of the routes changing, go to http://bit.ly/PVllqo
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