Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Rosedale transportation route to launch June 30

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Unified Government of Wyandotte County announce a new route that will provide vital connections and access to Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods and the KU Medical Center.

The Metro’s 105-Rosedale begins service to the Argentine and Rosedale neighborhoods on Monday. KCATA and Unified Government Transit will celebrate the start of the new route at an event at Emerson Park in Argentine on Monday, June 30, from 11:48 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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, Ks., neighborhoods,” Murguia said.

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, Frank Rushton School, JC Harmon School, Kansas City Transitional Care Center, Mission Road Studios, Rainbow Ridge Apartments, Rosedale District, Save-A-Lot, University of Kansas Medical Center, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, and Westwood City Hall.

“The Metro is looking forward to providing more access to jobs, healthcare and shopping in the Kansas City, Ks., 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

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