Public Transit Tops Locals’ Wish List For Kansas City

Jul 10, 2014

Commuter rail was one of the most common responses we received from Kansas Citians when we asked "What's something that Kansas City needs?" on social media.
Credit Matt Hintsa / Flickr--CC

More bus routes. More bike lanes. More sidewalks and more direct flights out of Kansas City International Airport.

Those were some of the recurring requests we received from Kansas Citians this week, in addition to a widespread call for commuter rail in the metropolitan area.

When we took to social media and asked, “What’s something that Kansas City needs?” transportation dominated the feedback that came in, followed closely by desired improvements to public schools in Kansas City, Mo.

Our question stemmed from a similar inquiry that appeared last month on social networking site Reddit, generating nearly 300 responses.

On Facebook, KCUR listeners also listed off some of these needs for the Kansas City area:

• A St. Louis-style city museum

• Better regional cooperation across the state line

• Improved sewer infrastructure

• Better bagels

See highlights from the KCUR Twitter responses below.

For the full Twitter stream, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag or see other responses on our Facebook page.  

Tell KCUR is part of an initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online. See our arsenal of questions — and your answers. 

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