New bus route to connect Rosedale to KCK neighborhoods

A new Rosedale bus route will provide vital connections and access to Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The Metro’s 105-Rosedale begins service to the Argentine and Rosedale neighborhoods on Monday, according to an announcement by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Unified Government.

KCATA and Unified Government Transit will celebrate the start of the new route at an event from 11:48 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, at Emerson Park in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

A coalition of citizens and community organizations joined with District 3 Unified Government Commissioner Ann Murguia to generate support for the new route.

“We expect the new service to improve the quality of life for the citizens in our Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods,” Murguia said in a news release.

Also involved in the two years of planning and advocacy for the Rosedale bus route were the Rainbow Mennonite Church, Rosedale Development Association, Rosedale Ridge Apartments, Transit Action Network, and Westwood Christian Church in collaboration with Unified Government Transit.

The Metro’s 105-Rosedale route will provide service Monday through Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The route will run every 60 minutes. The route will make connections to the 104-Argentine and the 107-7th Street.

The route’s destinations include Argentine Community Center, Argentine District, Argentine School, Cambridge Apartments, Continental Apartments, Emerson Park, Rushton School, Harmon School, Kansas City Transitional Care Center, Mission Road Studios, Rainbow Ridge Apartments, Rosedale District, Save-A-Lot, University of Kansas Medical Center, Walmart Neighborhood Market, and Westwood City Hall.

“The Metro is looking forward to providing more access to jobs, healthcare and shopping in the Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods,” said KCATA General Manager Mark Huffer. “We applaud the citizens of these neighborhoods for working to bring transit service to their neighborhoods, providing important access to opportunities for area residents and employees.”

New schedules are available on buses, in schedule racks and online. Customers can plan a trip and get schedule information by calling the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 or visiting www.kcata.org.

The cost of the route is roughly $290,000 annually and is being funded by the Unified Government.

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