KC Lands 30 Million in Transit Funds

Prospect MAX
Features, route, station design and funding

MAX is RideKC’s bus rapid transit line (BRT) serving highly populated residential and commercial corridors in Kansas City, Mo. 

Plans are underway to implement this premium service along Prospect Ave. and into downtown KCMO.  From its vehicles to service, MAX touts its unique identity. Customers reach their destinations with greater ease because of MAX’s faster, more reliable service. MAX vehicles have a distinctively sleek design, while MAX stations are substantially larger than standard bus stops. In addition, one of the more popular customer-friendly MAX features includes real-time arrival information that helps transit customers know exactly when MAX will arrive.

By adding up-to-date technologies and an array of modern passenger amenities, Prospect MAX will substantially enhance the transit experience for existing riders while attracting new transit customers.

MAX Features

  • Frequent service
  • Traffic signal priority
  • Fewer stops for faster service
  • Highly visible MAX stations
  • Sleek, distinctly designed vehicles
  • Unique branding

In addition, Prospect MAX will offer:

  • Ticket-vending machines at select locations
  • Free Wi-Fi on buses and at MAX stations
  • Mobility hubs with on-demand services such as bikeshare and carshare

KCATA currently operates two MAX BRT lines – Main Street MAX opened in 2005 and Troost Avenue MAX opened in 2011. Both routes have positively impacted the community with:

  • Improved jobs access
  • Streetscape improvements
  • Transit-related economic development
  • Improved safety
  • Public artwork