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The City of Lee's Summit currently contracts with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and OATS to provide transit services for residents. More information about these services is listed below.
Transit Demand Assessment (Report)
Express Route #152 serves commuter trips between downtown Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, with a stop in Raytown. Pick-up and Drop-off in Lee’s Summit is located at the park and ride lot near 50 Highway and Chipman Road. This bus service is managed by the KCATA and generally operates between 5-7 AM (Lee’s Summit Departure) and between 4-6 PM (Lee’s Summit Arrival), Monday through Friday. There is also a reverse commute from Lee's Summit to downtown Kansas City departing Lee's Summit around 4:30PM. A one-way fare is currently $3.00, discounts apply for monthly passes. For more information on the route, schedules and fares, please visit the KCATA website and refer to Route #152.
Neighboring Lee’s Summit in close proximity, the KCATA provides Connector Route #251 with service between Independence and Truman Medical Center Lakewood located at Lee’s Summit Road and Gregory. This is not a contracted service by Lee's Summit. For more information on this route and other KCATA transit routes please visit the KCATA website.
Lee’s Summit is served by MetroFlex Route #252. The MetroFlex is an on demand bus service that operates like a taxi cab. The service area for MetroFlex Route #252 is generally bound by Todd George Parkway to the east, I-470 to the north, Pryor Road to the west and Longview Road to the south. This service is managed by the KCATA and generally operates from 7:30AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Friday. A one-way fare is $1.50, reduced fares are available for senior citizens. To schedule service, please call the MetroFlex Office at (816)346-0802 at least 24 hours in advance. For more information on the service area, schedule and fares, please visit the KCATA website and refer to Route #252.
Neighboring Lee’s Summit in close proximity, the KCATA provides MetroFlex Route #296 with service to/from Longview Community College located at 3rd Street and View High Drive. This is not a contracted service by Lee's Summit. For more information on this route and other KCATA transit routes please visit the KCATA website.
OATS is a not-for-profit organization contracted by the City of Lee’s Summit to provide door-to-door bus service to its citizens. Although this service is typically patronized by senior residents, it is available for anyone. The OATS service requires advance reservation (call 816-380-7433). The bus fare is currently $2.00 per trip. OATS operates this door-to-door service, for any purpose, between the hours of 7:00AM and 3:30PM, each week to and from any location in the city limit.
In addition, though not by contract to the City, OATS provides Medicaid service Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This service is restricted to eligible medical trips only. The bus fare is $14.50 per trip within Lee’s Summit and $29.00 per trip for destinations outside the city; Medicaid eligible riders have their fare covered by Medicaid. For more information please visit the OATS website.
Lee’s Summit also has commuter rail service, provided by AMTRAK. The AMTRAK station is located at SW Main Street, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, in downtown Lee’s Summit. The AMTRAK Missouri River Runner operates daily between Kansas City and St. Louis. For route and schedule information please visit the Amtrak website or contact an AMTRAK service representative at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or TDD/TTY (1-800-523-6590).
Park and Ride
There is a commuter lot provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation at 50 Hwy and Chipman Road. For other park and ride locations please visit the KCATA website.
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) also hosts a regional carpool ride matching website available to residents of Lee's Summit. Commuters can find carpool partners, see transit routes, sign up for a Guaranteed Ride Home and more through the website at www.ridesharekc.org.
If you have any questions or comments about transit services offered in Lee's Summit, please contact the Public Works Engineering Division at (816) 969-1800.