Route Redesign

View Proposed Route Design Scenarios

Route Redesign Study – Scenario 1 Map
Route Redesign Study – Scenario 2 Map
All Routes – Comparison of Existing and Proposed

Route 1 overview
Route 3 overview
Route 4 overview
Route 5 overview
Route 6 overview
Route 7 overview
Route 9 overview
Route 10 overview
Route 11 overview
Route 15 overview
Route 27 overview
Route 29 overview
Route 30 overview
Route 34 overview
Route 36 overview
Route 38 overview
Route 41 overview
Route 42 overview
Route 43 overview
Route 44 overview

Upcoming meetings

In-person and virtual public engagement opportunities will be scheduled in early 2022 to gain input on a final recommended scenario. The final recommended scenario will be developed based on public feedback on the two draft scenarios presented in Oct-Nov 2021.

Background

Over the past decade, our community has discussed, debated, and studied a permanent location for a primary bus transfer facility. The City conducted two site selection studies in 2014 and 2018, in addition to a TIGER grant application in 2016 that was not awarded.

In July 2020, the City and the University of Kansas signed a legal agreement to move forward with further study and development of a multimodal transfer facility on university property located at Bob Billings & Crestline Drive. This location takes into account community feedback from prior studies that sought a relatively central location and one that did not encroach on established neighborhoods.

In 2021, the City and KU will conduct a Route Redesign Study and move forward on the multimodal transfer facility design. Decisions about route redesign will inform design decisions for the transfer facility. Different route design concepts may result in different transfer facility needs, so the two projects will be closely coordinated.

The Route Redesign Study and facility design will be completed in 2021, with facility construction planned for 2022. The new facility will open in August 2022, coordinated with implementation of the route redesign.

Further information and reference materials can be found at the links below.

Route Redesign – KU Urban Planning – Fall 2020

Route Redesign – Consultant – Spring 2021

Route Redesign Committee Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings

Meeting agendas and materials will be sent to steering committee members and posted prior to meetings. Members of the public who wish to attend should sign up through the links below.

March 23, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Video of meeting

April 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Video of meeting

May 25, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Minutes
Video of meeting

June 22, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Minutes
Video of meeting

July 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Video of meeting

August 24, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Minutes
Video of meeting

September 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Video of meeting

October 12, 2021 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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Minutes
Video of meeting

October 26, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Minutes
Video of meeting

December 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meeting registration

Route Redesign Public Meetings

June 2021

  • University Affiliates Focus Group (also open to the public): June 21, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Video of meeting
  • Frontline Staff Focus Group #1, Video of meeting
  • Frontline Staff Focus Group #2, Video of meeting
  • General Public Meeting: June 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Video of meeting
  • Draw Your Own Route Workshops: June 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room C)
  • Major Employers Focus Group (also open to the public): June 25, 10:00am – 11:00am, Video of meeting
  • Community Resources Focus Group (also open to the public): June 25, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Video of meeting

November 2021

  • Draft Scenarios Public Meeting: November 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Video of meeting
  • Draft Scenarios Public Meeting: November 5, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Video of meeting