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Metro to increase bus stop spacing for Route 49

Update: On August 7, 2010, Metro closed the stops as proposed.

Metro is planning to reduce the number of closely spaced bus stops on the Route 49 corridor. This change will help buses move faster and operate on a more reliable schedule, cut fuel consumption and emissions, and reduce Metro’s operating and maintenance costs.

Some of the stops on this corridor also serve routes 25 and 9 Express.

Currently, the corridor has 50 bus stops between Convention Place Station and the University Bridge, with an average stop spacing of 835 feet. Metro will remove 13 of these stops, increasing the average spacing between stops to about 1,145 feet.

As a result of this change, approximately four percent of Route 49 riders who board between Convention Place Station and NE Campus Parkway will have to catch their bus at a different stop. When the project is completed, all riders should have a faster, more reliable trip.

The following stops are scheduled for closure on August 7, 2010:

Click a stop to view it on the map.

Stop-spacing project for route 49
Metro MapsBETA
not schedule for closure route 49
schedule for closure stop scheduled for closure
not schedule for closure stop not scheduled for closure

  *Serves Route 9 Express also
**Serves Route 25 also

Thank you for your feedback

The comment period for this project ended July 23. Metro appreciates all the comments that were submitted.

We'll keep you informed

Metro will consider your comments along with those made by others, and will keep you informed of changes to the plan through notices posted at each bus stop.

Metro will also send messages to KCMetro Alerts subscribers for Route 49.

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Updated: August 16, 2010