Multimodal Transfer Facility Project

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

Scope of Work
2020 Route Redesign Study 1 – Survey 1 Summary
2020 Route Redesign Study 1 – Survey 2 Summary
Route Redesign Study 1 – Final Report

Route Redesign – Consultant – Spring 2021

Route Redesign Study 2 – Steering Committee

Meeting Agendas and Recordings

3.23.2021 Steering Committee: Agenda + Zoom registration
3.23.2021 Steering Committee: Video

Facility Design + Construction – Summer 2021-Fall 2022

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Approximate Study Area
News Release: Public input opportunity for Lawrence Multimodal Transfer Facility Project

Public Input Sessions

      • Public Input Session #1
        Wednesday, April 21
        12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
        Zoom link
        Meeting ID: 821 2713 9659 – Passcode: 169858
      • Public Input Session #2
        Wednesday, April 21
        6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
        Zoom link
        Meeting ID: 891 5310 7625 – Passcode: 811229

An in-person option is available for individuals who are unable to attend virtually. To join one of the Public Input Sessions in person, you must sign up in advance at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lawrencetransit