VIBRANCY ENHANCING Q-LINE Route Improvements 4 7 D O W N T O W N In 2017, Downtown Wichita collaborated with the leadership of Wichita Transit and district stakeholders to reimagine and launch a new Q-LINE Trolley service. The proposed changes focused the service along the Douglas Avenue corridor, connecting the Downtown district to Delano and the Douglas Design District. New, extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings support safe transportation for nightlife activities, while a new lunchtime service eases traffic during the work day. These changes resulted in a tremendous increase in ridership, increasing year over year ridership by 592%. This improved service allows residents, workers and visitors to be less dependent on their vehicle and parking, while encouraging walking to and from destinations. It will be a vital service going forward as we work to improve the connectivity of our city.