The Wichita Transit system will hold a public meeting Tuesday at the city’s bus center, 214 S. Topeka, on proposed west side service improvements.
The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and targets tentative plans for bus route improvements in west Wichita.
The proposed improvements include:
• West Maple route – Extension of the West Maple route from its current end point of West Maple and Tyler to serve the NewMarket Square retail area at 21st and Maize.
• West Central route – A new West Central route that would operate from downtown Wichita via Central and 21stto the NewMarket Square shopping area.
• West side neighborhood feeders – Small buses that circulate through neighborhoods to pick people up close to their homes and transport them to the nearest bus stop.
These service improvements use Federal Transit Administration funds provided in a grant from the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. The grant provides three years of funding for service improvements on the west side.
Wichita Transit will finalize route service details in December, with service beginning in March 2014.