Find out how The Metro's operating budget of over $70 million is funded by revenue from Ridership, and the help of Local, State, and Federal Governments.

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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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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