Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority

Shared Use Path Public Meeting Materials

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  • May 2, 2016: Jackson County Acquires Rock Island Corridor
  • April 4, 2016: County Legislature Approves Bonds To Purchase Rock Island Corridor
  • September 30, 2015: Jackson County, KCATA Agree To Funding Deal To Purchase Rock Island Corridor
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
  • Corridor maintenance
  • Corridor safety
  • Communications
  • Branding regarding the corridor
  • Procuring federal funding
  • Administrative support
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.