The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority (RIRCA) was established to manage and maintain the Rock Island Corridor, which Jackson County acquired in the spring of 2016.
The RIRCA works on a variety of topics related to the Rock Island Corridor, including, but not limited to, the following:
Corridor engineering and design
Legal and regulatory issues related to corridor real estate and property development
Branding regarding the corridor
Procuring federal funding
The 17.7-mile corridor stretches from Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums south through Raytown and into Lee's Summit. Transforming a portion of the Rock Island Corridor into a shared use path will commence immediately. Corridor planning and design will focus on preservation of the national rail network corridor’s integrity, most notably the railroad corridor’s unencumbered continuity, and on multi-modal transportation options as the corridor remains available for freight service.