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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.
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. This demand transit service is available to anyone regardless of age or ability. The OATS service requires at least 24 hours advance reservation (call 816-380-7433). The bus fare is currently $1.50 per trip. OATS operates this door-to-door service, for any purpose, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., each week Monday through Friday to and from any location in the city limit and Truman Medical Center Lakewood located just outside the city limit along Lee’s Summit Road. 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.