Johnson County names new Mission transit center after Westwood Hills mayor Roth

A bus rolled into the new Mission transit center on its first day of operation earlier this month.

Recently deceased former Westwood Hills mayor E. Allen Roth‘s name — and contributions to Johnson County’s transit infrastructure and planning — won’t soon be forgotten.

Allen Roth
The county announced Thursday that it would be naming its new transit center at 5251 Johnson Drive in Mission after Roth, who was a longtime member of the Johnson County Transportation County.

The county has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the new E. Allen Roth Transit Center for 8:30 a.m. this coming Monday, July 1.

Roth served as mayor of Westwood Hills for 14 years, and was involved in the Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors, the Northeast Mayors Council, the Johnson County Charter Commission and the Mid-America Regional Council’s Total Transportation Council.