Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority

Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority
(RIRCA) Background Information

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.
  1. Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority

    Physical Address
    415 E. 12th Street
    Floor 4M
    Kansas City, MO 64106

    Phone: 816-503-4847

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Rock Island Corridor Cultural Resources Review

Because the Rock Island Corridor Shared Use Path construction is Federally funded, the project team (led by TranSystems and Architectural and Historical Research, LLC) analyzed the historic and cultural resources within the project area (learn more about the historic preservation efforts required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act here). That analysis has been completed and reviewed by the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (MoSHPO). We are interested in hearing your ideas about how to celebrate and share the history of the Corridor in Kansas City. To weigh in, please send us an email or call us at 816-503-4847. Below are links to reports and information generated for the historic and cultural resources review: