Johnson County Government has been awarded funding to implement a new, jobs-focused regional connection between southwest Johnson County and southern Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas Department of Transportation awarded the county $168,000 in grant funds.
The grant funds, along with a match from Johnson County, provide for new commuter service from the recently completed Three Trails Transit Center, located at Blue Ridge Boulevard and Bannister Road in south Kansas City, Missouri. This new route will connect with the new reverse-commute service from downtown Kansas City to the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. The reverse-commute service was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 15.
“These funds support our ongoing work to connect people to jobs in southwest Johnson County and create a more effective transit system for the region,” said Chairman Ed Eilert. “The state’s grant allows us to implement these changes sooner and more efficiently for our residents.”
The new commuter service will provide three morning trips and three afternoon trips from the Three Trails Transit Center to LPKC beginning in July 2018.