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 January 2023, coordinated with implementation of the route redesign.

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

Facility Design + Construction – Summer 2021-Fall 2022

Bob Billings & Crestline

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Approximate Study Area
Bob Billings: Concept Images
Bob Billings: 3D Renderings
Bob Billings: Site Plan
Bob Billings: Floor Plan

Downtown

Concept Images: Downtown

News Releases

News Release: Public input opportunity for Lawrence Multimodal Transfer Facility Project
News Release: Public input sessions scheduled for Multimodal Transfer Facility Project

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Public Engagement Process 2018 – August 2021

2018 – August 2021 Engagement Process Document 

Transit Facility Public Input Sessions

April

April 21, 2021
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Multimodal Transfer Facility Project Meeting Public Listening Session (#1)
Video of meeting

April 21, 2021
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Multimodal Transfer Facility Project Meeting Public Listening Session (#2)
Video of meeting

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Immersion Engagement Summary

June

June 9, 2021
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Public Input Session #1
Video of meeting

June 9, 2021
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Public Input Session #2
Video of meeting

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Concept Survey Results

Multimodal Transfer Facility – Site, Floor Plan, Renderings Survey Results