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
Survey: Route Redesign
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.
Agenda and meeting registration
Video of meeting
April 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Video of meeting
May 25, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
June 22, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
August 24, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
September 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
October 26, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
November 23, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
December 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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
Videos coming soon