Will riders return to public transportation?

How has COVID-19 impacted you and your constituents’ travel habits, motivations and fears? Do you plan on catching the bus or ridesharing any time soon? If you take transit, rideshare, or bike/scooter, we want to know how coronavirus has impacted the way you move around KC.

RideKC has launched a survey in partnership with KC Streetcar, RideshareKC, RideKC Bike & Scooter and RideKC Vanpool for metro-area commuters to gauge what the future might look like for transportation through the pandemic and beyond.

Feedback collected from the survey will be used to guide re-opening plans for local transportation providers. We hope to get a better sense of how commuters feel about their transportation options in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and into the future and use those results to better serve the needs and desires of the community.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey and pass it along to your networks.

To learn more about KC area transportation options and COVID-safe transportation habits, contact RideshareKC at rideshare@marc.org.

Share your thoughts on the future of transit in the Kansas City region

Ride hailing, bike sharing, electric scooters — with all of these new ways to get around, the transportation environment in the Kansas City region is rapidly changing. In response to these changes and others on the horizon, our partners at RideKC are conducting a comprehensive review and redesign of transit services in the region.

As a first step for RideKC Next, planners at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are analyzing current transit operations and new mobility options, and they want your help. Please take this survey to help them gain a better understanding of what people like you would like to see in the future in regards to public transportation and transit.

Future steps for RideKC Next include developing a draft plan this summer and sharing it for public review this fall. After the public gives feedback to the draft, RideKC will begin working on the final plan, which is expected to include significant changes to the current transit system over the next few years and improve the overall functionality of transit for metro area residents.

Take the survey | Completa la encuesta

Peer Cities Transit Report shows how Kansas City transit stacks up against other cities

The Peer Cities Transit Report serves as a benchmark for our regional transit system and how it compares to peer transit systems in terms of funding, ridership, service area and density. The majority of data was collected from the National Transit Database, the 5-year American Community Survey and a custom survey sent to the transit providers included in the report. It strives to provide insight into the factors that affect transit agencies around the country.

Read the summary report