By NICK SLOAN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weeks after the new downtown MetroCenter was opened, a ceremony marking the new Midtown KCK MetroCenter was held on Friday, Sept. 27.
A $5.5 million investment, the center will host 12 buses and will help accommodate 31 new Connex stops along State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
In addition, the new 11,000 square-foot facility will host the midtown patrol division of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, a Transit Community Space and the mobility management services for the Area Agency on Aging.
"This is a big day for Wyandotte County," said Unified Government Mayor/CEO Mark Holland. "It's about moving people to jobs. This is about moving people from east to west. This is a great opportunity for Wyandotte County."
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Here's additional information about new routes and changes, via the Unified Government's Facebook page:
The State Avenue Route #101 CONNEX bus service begins this Sunday, September 29, 2013.
With the launch of the new State Avenue CONNEX service, the fixed route bus service on 82nd Street between Parallel Parkway and State Avenue and between Village West and 82nd Street will be eliminated.
Additionally, new UG Transit fixed route bus service “extensions” to Village West on Route #113 Leavenworth Road and Route #116 Parallel Parkway begins on Monday, September 30, 2013.