News Releases 2017

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority & KCATA Public Open House Meetings

Meetings planned for Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Raytown

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 3, 2017) – The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority (RIRCA) of Jackson County, Missouri and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) have announced a series of public open house meetings to share design and development plans for the Rock Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Project.


Each meeting will be 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. Those interested in learning more about the project can stop in at any time during the open house forum to ask questions and view displays. They need not be there the entire 90 minutes of the open house.

Monday, March 6 

Kansas City Police Department South Patrol Community Room

9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO 64137

Wednesday, March 8

Metropolitan Community College – Longview Recreation Center

3801 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Wednesday, March 15

Raytown Wellness Center

10301 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138

Each open house will cover topics ranging from path appearance, design criteria, connections to other regional trails, bike-related tourism, the project timeline and more. Attendees are encouraged to view onsite displays and renderings of the paths and to ask questions.

 The Rock Island Corridor stretches 17.7 miles from Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums south through Raytown and into Lee’s Summit. Part of the corridor will be transformed into a bicycle and pedestrian path, with a focus on preserving the corridor’s integrity as part of the national rail network. The RIRCA was established to manage and maintain the Rock Island Corridor, which Jackson County acquired in the spring of 2016. For more information, visit or call 816-503-4847.

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