Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority
Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority (RIRCA) was established to manage and maintain the Rock Island Corridor, which Jackson County acquired in the spring of 2016.
(RIRCA) Background Information
The RIRCA works on a variety of topics related to the Rock Island Corridor, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Corridor engineering and design
- Legal and regulatory issues related to corridor real estate and property development
- Corridor maintenance
- Corridor safety
- Branding regarding the corridor
- Procuring federal funding
- Administrative support
The 17.7-mile corridor stretches from Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums south through Raytown and into Lee's Summit. Transforming a portion of the Rock Island Corridor into a shared use path will commence immediately. Corridor planning and design will focus on preservation of the national rail network corridor’s integrity, most notably the railroad corridor’s unencumbered continuity, and on multi-modal transportation options as the corridor remains available for freight service.
Because the Rock Island Corridor Shared Use Path construction is Federally funded, the project team (led by TranSystems and Architectural and Historical Research, LLC) analyzed the historic and cultural resources within the project area (learn more about the historic preservation efforts required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act here). That analysis has been completed and reviewed by the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (MoSHPO). We are interested in hearing your ideas about how to celebrate and share the history of the Corridor in Kansas City. To weigh in, please send us an email or call us at 816-503-4847. Below are links to reports and information generated for the historic and cultural resources review:
Calvin WillifordExecutive Director
Rock Island Rail Corridor AuthorityPhysical Address
22501 Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
- What was purchased from Union Pacific?
- Who will manage the property?
- How will the purchase be paid for?
- What are the next steps along the corridor?
- When will a path be started / completed?
- How much will construction cost?
- Will the shared use path connect to the Katy Trail?
- What type of mass transit will follow?
- When will mass transit be completed?