Prospect MAXTHE PROSPECT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Prospect MAX rapid bus system got a major boost Monday with the announcement of a $30 million federal grant that will be used to begin construction of the long-awaited, high-tech transit project.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) was awarded a $29.9 million Small Starts grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the nine-mile line that will run from 12th Street downtown to 75th Street and Prospect Avenue.
The Prospect MAX will feature interactive kiosks with real-time arrival information, public WiFi, level boarding platforms and reduced travel times. It’s hoped that the new line will be the catalyst for much-needed economic growth along Prospect and new mobility linking residents to jobs.
“This is big for the region, but more so for the people who live along Prospect,” Robbie Makinen, president and CEO of the KCATA said in a statement. “We’re investing in Kansas City and driving community and economic development along the Prospect corridor.”