Who We Are

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) operates The Metro bus service, the Metro Area Express (MAX), Share-A-Fare paratransit service for the elderly and disabled, and AdVANtage vanpool service. KCATA is also the lead agency in studying potential light rail in Kansas City.

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Transit Watch

Your safety and security is a top priority at The Metro. We have taken steps to ensure the safety and security of our transit system.

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Terms And Conditions

Standard Agreement for purchases of commercial items, $3,000 or less.

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Share-A-Fare Advisory Committee

Share-A-Fare Advisory Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of alternating months from 1– 2:30 p.m. Share-A-Fare (SAF) is a transportation program that provides specialized origin to destination service for individuals whose disability prevents them from independently using fixed-route bus service. The service provides complementary paratransit trips as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout The Metro bus service area, as well as some other transportation services for eligible persons in Kansas City, Mo. 

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SBE Program

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program: forms and instructions.

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Safety of Young Riders

All Metro buses are designated as Safe Places for children and young adults. Safe Place is a nationwide program that sets up public locations as a network of places where youth in crisis can get immediate help.

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Safety First

Whether you’re at a park and ride lot or a bus stop, there are actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

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Ozone Alert!

On Ozone Alert! days, bus fare on The Metro, The JO and Unified Government Transit is only 75¢.

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Overview

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) operates local and express routes, demand-response, bus rapid transit, paratransit, and vanpool services.

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National funding issues

Transit agencies throughout the United States are facing funding issues, resulting in service reductions and fare increases due to national economic troubles.

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Mission

We connect people to opportunities through quality seamless regional transportation for everyone.

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Media Relations

KCATA Media Relations contact information

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Ladders of Opportunity Project

Ladders of Opportunity Initiative is funded under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Section 5309 discretionary grant program. In August 2014, KCATA submitted an application for $1.5 Million for design and construction of transit improvements along the Prospect Corridor between 22nd Street and 27th Street. KCATA is partnering with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to revitalize the Prospect corridor. 

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Job Vacancies

Job listings for the KCATA.

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Job Forms

Apply for jobs online.

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Job Benefits

Job benefits of working at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

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In an Emergency

Steps to take in an emergency.

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Forms

List of forms necessary for doing business with the KCATA.

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Drug-Free Workplace

The KCATA is a Drug-Free Workplace and prohibits use of illicit substances.

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DBE Certification

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Process: forms and instructions.

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Customer Service

Contact KCATA by mail, email, or phone.

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Current Opportunities

Schedule of Bid Openings and Conferences

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Contact Form

Fill out the form to contact KCATA online.

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueled Vehicles

KCATA is converting its bus and support vehicle fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

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Civil Rights and Title VI

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

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Budget Documents

Budget documents for the KCATA

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Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners includes five commissioners from Missouri and five from Kansas.

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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates Complementary Paratransit for the KCATA.

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Affirmative Action

KCATA’S Affirmative Action Certification Process

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About KCATA Procurement

The KCATA Procurement Department seeks to obtain the best buy in terms of cost, quality, schedule and safety from its business partners.

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About KCATA

index page for About KCATA

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