New KCI terminal will include gender-neutral restrooms

December 11, 2019 - 5:41 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The terminal being built at Kansas City International Airport will include at least two restrooms that can be used by both men and women.

Kansas City's aviation committee has been working with designers to provide restroom facilities that will be convenient to all passengers. One of the gender-neutral facilities will be outside the area where passengers gather after going through security checks. The other gender neutral bathroom will be inside the secure area, so people won't have to go through secondary TSA screening.

The gender-neutral restrooms will include changing rooms, nursing rooms for mothers and larger stalls that will allow travelers to take their luggage inside with them, said deputy director of aviation Justin Meyer, who gave a report to a city council committee.

Some local governments are considering requirements for public buildings to provide gender-neutral facilities. The city of Milwaukee's Equal Rights Commission wants to require building managers to replace male and female signs on existing single-stall restrooms. Future construction projects in Milwaukee would include gender-neutral facilities.  

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