Construction is scheduled to begin in 2012 and be complete by the end of 2013. The below renderings are preliminary, as these facilities are still in the process of being designed. For more information about TIGER projects and related bid requests in the Kansas City area, see TIGER Tracker, MARC's Web site, and the Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Bus Corridor Transit Project.
A Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant will finance transit investments along Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway, supporting the urban corridor network identified in the Smart Moves transit vision. This network focuses on high-demand/high-capacity urban transit corridors which present opportunities for revitalization, reinvestment, and increased levels of population and employment density.
The Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Transit Corridor runs from the Rosana Square park-and-ride located at 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue, proceeding north on Metcalf Avenue to Martway Street and then generally goes east on Martway Street, Johnson Drive, and Shawnee Mission Parkway, respectively, into Kansas City, Mo. Click here to see the current project status. The project will include:
- Eighteen transit stations;
- Two park-and-ride facilities;
- Pedestrian access improvements along Metcalf Avenue from 87th Street to College Boulevard;
- Pedestrian access improvements at Broadmoor and Martway;
- A transit signal priority system, which will improve bus movement, timing and efficiency; and
- A transit center adjacent to Mission’s downtown, to support existing transit service and future local bus service.
- Structure, November 1:
- November 7 photo.
The infrastructure improvements will:
- Make transit service more attractive to customers who currently use the bus;
- Attract people who do not yet use transit; and
- Connect transit to where people work and shop.
This project is an investment in our overall transportation system. In the future, it can help improve capacity, reduce travel delays, and ease congestion. There is also a direct relationship between providing transit service infrastructure and supporting economic development and redevelopment in our region. This project will play a vital role in the redevelopment and revitalization along Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Enhanced transit stations will include high-quality finishes, enhanced lighting, unique branding to distinguish enhanced service from local service and kiosks with route, schedule information and digital message boards.
Investments at park-and-ride lots will include monument signage, kiosks with route, schedule information and digital message boards.
Pedestrian Mobility Improvements
A pedestrian corridor, located along Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, will connect four of the enhanced stations. Amenities include sidewalks, crosswalks, bike-hike trails, and landscaping. Pedestrian and roadway improvements in the City of Mission will be made at Martway and Broadmoor in the area of the Transit Station.
Traffic Signal Priority
The traffic signal priority system will allow transit vehicles greater ability to adhere to schedules by adjusting signal timing
Mission Transit Center
Designated as a transit center in the City of Mission’s Eastern Gateway Streetscape
Plan, the Transit Center is adjacent to Mission’s downtown area. It will support existing transit service as well as planned enhanced service, and future local bus service. Groundbreaking occurred on July 18, 2012.
- TIGER is a part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act:
- Images from TIGER signing with Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator for Region 7, Federal Transportation Administration. Image1, Image 2.
- "TIGER" Bus #217 paid for by ARRA.