KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A popular shuttle service is expanding in Kansas City starting on Monday. The Bridj service will now offer more routes for people to get around Kansas City even easier.
There has already been 2,300 calls for service since the program started two months ago. The most popular stop is the route from downtown to Hospital Hill and University of Kansas Medical Center.
The service first opened in March and works like a taxi, but each shuttle can hold 14 people. Users simply request a ride online, similar to Uber, and they are guaranteed a spot.
Starting Monday morning, the service will expanded to areas including the River Market area, Union Station and West 39th Street. The shuttle also serves Crown Center, 18th and Vine District and areas of Kansas City’s midtown.
The transit service is available during the morning and afternoon rush hour trips. From 6:30 to 9:30 in the morning, and from 3:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon. Each trip is $1.50.
In addition to the Bridj expansion, the Kansas City Streetcar will open May 6. The goal is that each of the modes of public transportation can work together to get you to your location faster.