Our Work

North Oak Corridor Transit Study

North Kansas City, Kansas City, and Gladstone, Missouri

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), in conjunction with a number of local communities, created the Creating Sustainable Places initiative in 2012 which included six identified corridors within the Kansas City metropolitan region. This corridor is a primary north-south spine connecting Kansas City’s Northland with the downtown area. A number of existing bus routes actively utilize the corridor to serve the surrounding community.

The purpose of the North Oak Corridor Study is to evaluate the near-term and long-term potential for enhancing transit service along the corridor, while also further exploring the relationship between transit modes and economic development activity throughout the corridor. The scope of our work includes facilitating a series of meetings, with stakeholders, City and agency representatives, and the surrounding community to share study information and obtain input into the planning process.

Our team is exploring multiple alternatives for future transit service – each with a corresponding series of development scenarios that illustrate the level of residential densities and economic development activity anticipated to be necessary to make the transit system sustainable over the long-term. Our work also includes analyzing existing conditions in several key nodes to ascertain the existing network of sidewalks and bicycle facilities needed to support required access to these transit facilities, and providing recommendations for improving this network to support increasing ridership in the short-term.