KCATA's budget is funded by revenue from the farebox, and the help of Local, State, and Federal Governments.
The 2017 budget is supporting a regional transportation initiative to provide access to jobs, educational opportunities, medical needs, shopping and local events. It also supports economic development and other major initiatives and provides a lifeline to those with cars in a growing population.
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.