In addition to providing high quality transit services, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is an employer as well as a partner of business and other community organizations. In this section, you can learn more about the future of transit in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as information on business opportunities available with The Metro. You also can view job postings and download the necessary job application information.

About KCATA Procurement

NOTICE: To learn about the Public Hearing regarding KCATA's DBE Goal for 2015-2017, see the notice on this page.

The KCATA Procurement Department purchases goods and services required by KCATA. Current Opportunities lists all current competitive procurements over $10,000. We have made available all the forms that may be required for a procurement. KCATA has established its goal of 8.5% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation during Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017. Vendors included in the competitive procurement mailings are selected from the vendor master database, the Yellow Pages, a direct request and advertisements or provided by KCATA’s DBE Officer. Vendors will be included unless they have been debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment or declared ineligible by any Federal departments or agency. Please contact Denise Adams at 816.346.0224 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

Affirmative Action

All firms doing business with the KCATA are required to meet federal Affirmative Action (AA) requirements. To receive AA compliance, please complete the enclosed Vendor Registration Form and submit one of the following documents.

  1. A current letter of Certificate of Compliance issued by another governmental agency that has reviewed and approved your Affirmative Action plan; or
  2. A written Affirmative Action plan and a current Workforce Analysis Form; or
  3. A formal request for exemption from #1 and #2 above if your firm has 12 or fewer employees. This request must list names, job titles, race, gender, and salary ranges for all positions. This form must be submitted on the company’s letterhead and notarized.

For complete information on the DBE and/or AA certification process, please contact: Denise Bradshaw, DBE Manager 1200 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 346-0224 or (816) 346-0336 fax Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Complementary Paratransit

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all public bus systems provide Complementary Paratransit service for disabled persons who cannot independently use the bus service because of a disability. The service acts as a "complement" to the bus service. In Kansas City, the primary agency providing this service is Share-A-Fare. Complementary Paratransit service operates door-to-door. It is provided by vans or cabs in the Metro ADA service area. Generally, the ADA established service area extends three-quarters or 0.75 of a mile on each side of regular bus route service. Complementary paratransit service is available on those days and during those times when trips are provided on regular Metro routes. The fare charged for eligible trips is no more than twice the comparable full adult bus fare. To take advantage of complementary paratransit service, you must be certified as ADA Eligible. Other agencies than Share-A-Fare providing ADA Complementary Paratransit service in the metro area are:

For more information call the Share-A-Fare office at (816) 346-0810.

Share-A-Fare and Complementary Paratransit Applications

All prospective participants must complete an application to be admitted to either the Complementary Paratransit service or the Share-A-Fare Only service. Share-A-Fare Only participants have higher fares and more program limitations than do the Complementary Paratransit participants. Applications are available from the Share-A-Fare office: Share-A-Fare 1200 East 18th Street Kansas City, Mo. 64108 (816) 346-0810 Applications are also available at some hospital social service departments, from medical social workers, and by calling the Share-A-Fare office at (816) 346-0810. All applicants with a disability must have a physician or qualifying agency assess and then attest to the nature of the disability. If not applying for Complementary Paratransit, proof of age and income will be required.

Application Information

Applicants who apply for a position with The Metro must meet the minimum qualifications and requirements. Minimum requirements include education and experience, as well as the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to perform the job functions.

Applications are accepted online. 

Applications are only accepted for those positions currently posted. 

For more information on current job openings, view the openings listed in the Current Vacancies

Board of Commissioners

The ATA is governed by a 10-member Board of Commissioners, five from Missouri and five from Kansas. Commissioners are limited to two consecutive four-year terms. Responsibility for the management, control and operation of the Authority and its properties is vested in the Board. The Board exercises its responsibility by adopting all general policies of the Authority, including the adoption of annual capital and operating budgets, the establishment of the goals of the Authority, and the selection of a General Manager. The Board may delegate certain duties and responsibilities to the General Manager for the management and operation of the Authority.

Kansas Commissioner Appointment Process

From the inception of the ATA in 1965 until 2000, the Governor of Kansas appointed commissioners, subject to confirmation by the State Senate and the Kansas Commissioners representing Johnson and Leavenworth counties. In 2000, the process was changed so that these two commissioners are now appointed by their respective county commissioners. The other three Kansas commissioners, representing the Wyandotte County jurisdiction, have always been appointed by the Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, now known as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. However in 2000, the process changed to include a requirement that these appointments must be approved by the City Commissioners.

Missouri Commissioner Appointment Process

The Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor appoints three of the five Missouri Commissioners, including a direct appointment that must be a Kansas City, Mo., resident. The Clay and Platte County Commissioners will each submit a list of three eligible candidates for the Mayor's consideration. The Jackson County Executive appoints a Commissioner from a community, other than Kansas City which contracts with KCATA for service. The other Missouri Commissioner must reside in Cass County, be nominated by that county's commission, then be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.


Steve Klika, Chairman, Johnson County, Kansas
Vice Chairman, Johnson Country Board of Commissioners

Daniel Serda, Vice Chairman, Kansas City, Kansas - email
Principal and founder, inSITE planning LLC

Dennis Bixby, Secretary, Leavenworth County, Kansas - email
Board of Commissioners, Leavenworth County, Kansas
Bixby Repair, Owner

Gary Mallory, Treasurer, Cass County, Missouri - email

David Bower, Jackson County, Missouri

Melissa Bynum, Wyandotte County, Kansas - email
Unified Government Board of Commissioners
Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of KCKS

Jim Klobnak, City of Kansas City, Missouri - email
Klobnak Law Firm, Attorney at Law

Thomas E. Sims, Clay County, Missouri
Retired Judge

Michael Short, Platte County, Missouri
Ameritas Investment Corp., Vice President & Director – Public Finance, Kansas City, Missouri

(Not pictured)
Ricky D. Turner, Kansas City, Kansas - email
Pastor of Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church

Board of Commissioners Meetings

The Board of Commissioners meets monthly, on Wednesdays, in the Breen Administration Building, 1200 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, Mo., 64108. Meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. Schedule of meetings for 2016:

Meetings are held in the Large Conference Room of the Howard C. Breen Administration office.

Committee Meetings


Economic Development


Civil Rights and Title VI

KCATA’s Commitment to Civil Rights

Traduccion en español 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. Toward this end, it is KCATA’s objective to:

The General Manager, senior management, and all supervisors and employees share the responsibility for carrying out Metro's commitment to Title VI. For more information on Title VI, visit the Federal Transit Administration's website.

Title VI Complaint Procedure

Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a Title VI complaint with KCATA within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. To file a complaint or for more information on your rights, contact:      
Chief Planning Officer
1350 E. 17th St.      
Kansas City, MO 64108      

Title VI Complaint Forms can be downloaded in English or Spanish, or by calling 816-346-0311.

The written, signed complaint should include:

KCATA will provide appropriate assistance to complainants who are limited in their ability to communicate in English. Complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation: Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator East Building, 5th Floor – TCR 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20590

Título VI

Compromiso de KCATA hacia los Derechos Civiles

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) está comprometida a asegurar que ninguna persona sea excluida de participar o que se le nieguen los beneficios de sus servicios en base a raza, color, u origen nacional, según queda dispuesto en el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, enmendada. Para cumplir con este fin, los objetivos de KCATA son:

El Administrador General, los administradores jefes y todos los supervisores y empleados comparten la responsabilidad de cumplir con el compromiso del Metro de hacer cumplir el Titulo VI. Para obtener más información sobre el Título VI, favor de visitar la página web de la Administración Federal de Tránsito (Federal Transit Administration).

Procedimiento para interponer quejas bajo el Título VI

Toda persona que considere que ha sido discriminada bajo el Título VI en base a su raza, color u origen nacional puede interponer una queja bajo el Título VI en KCATA dentro de los 180 días de ocurrida la presunta discriminación. Para interponer una queja o para obtener más información sobre sus derechos, comuníquese con:
Chief Planning Officer 
1350 E. 17th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

La queja, escrita y firmada, también debe incluir:

Los formularios de quejas bajo Título VI se pueden descargar de Internet en ingles o español o se pueden obtener llamando al (816)346-0311. KCATA brindará ayuda apropiada a los denunciantes que tienen capacidad limitada para comunicarse en inglés. Las quejas también se pueden presentar ante el Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos: Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator East Building, 5th Floor – TCR 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20590

Title VI Resources for Subrecipients

As the designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration funds for the region, KCATA is responsible for ensuring that its subrecipients comply with Title VI general reporting requirements outlined in FTA’s Circular 4702.1B. To that end, following are resources to assist subrecipients in developing and implementing a Title VI Program:



Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueled Vehicles

Representatives from MGE/Laclede Gas, the Federal Transit Administration and Clean Engery help illustrate the savings that CNG will provide.

KCATA unveiled its first two CNG buses in 2013, marking a new era in clean air technology for KC transit. In Spring 2014, KCATA has added 15 CNG buses to its fleet and anticipates delivery of an additional eight CNG buses in the fall. Over the next 12 years, new CNG buses will be phased in as current clean diesel buses are retired. 

In August 2014, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority opened the all-new “Fast Fill” Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station for KCATA’s CNG fleet and support vehicles. The agency has partnered with Clean Energy Corporation, which will be responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the fueling station, and Missouri Gas Energy/Laclede Gas Company, who install the gas main extension nearly a half mile to KCATA’s facility.

The CNG Fueling station is termed “Fast Fill” because of its high pressure and capacity to simultaneously fill two CNG buses in less than seven minutes. KCATA’s CNG station is currently the largest in the Kansas City region and all of Missouri. The fuel station technology has proven to be reliable and safe; however, if the need arises, five emergency shut down buttons are interspaced along the length of the station.

KCATA projects a fuel cost savings of $500,000 in 2015 and $4,000,000 annually once its fleet of 260 buses and service vehicles have been fully converted over the next 12 years.

See a video from the Kansas City Star about how the CNG station works:

Contact Form

Reason for contacting KCATA:

Current Opportunities

The following is a list of KCATA’s upcoming bid and proposal opportunities. All dates and times are subject to change and KCATA reserves the right to cancel any solicitation at any time. All public events (bid openings and conferences) are held at KCATA, 1350 E 17th Street, Kansas City, MO. 64108 unless otherwise indicated.

Customer Service

Mailing Address

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, 1200 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

KCATA Offices

Customer Service Lobby: 1200 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


When submitting a complaint or compliment via email, please include bus number, route, direction of travel, time, date, driver's name or badge number, and description of driver as it relates to the comment. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

KCATA Web Site


Contact Phone Numbers

Office or Service Phone Number
Administrative Offices 816-346-0200
Route and Schedule Info for The Metro, The JO & Unified Government Transit 816-221-0660
Regional Call Center (TDD Line for the hearing impaired) (Nationwide number) 711
Commendations & Complaints 816-221-0660
Bus stop, shelter, park-and-ride issues (Leave message) 816-346-0845
Lost and Found 816-346-0265
Lost and Found - The JO 913-715-8267
Lost and Found - IndeBus 816-461-4293
Share-A-Fare Reservations 816-842-9070
Share-A-Fare Complaints & Commendations 816-346-0860
Share-A-Fare (TDD Line for the hearing impaired) (Nationwide number) 711
MetroFlex 816-346-0346
AdVANtage Vanpool 816-346-0800
KCATA Job Line 816-346-0282
Discounted Passes for Employers - Transit Riders' Incentive Plan 816-346-0274
Reduced Farecards 816-346-0265
Transit Advertising 913-538-7059
Media Relations 816-346-0209

DBE Certification

Download the ATA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Policy statement.

DBE Program. 


To be certified as a bona fide Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) your firm must meet the criteria established by the Department of Transportation under 49 CFR Part 26 established March 1, 1999. Key considerations include, but are not limited to:

Required Forms

  1. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Application (must be signed and notarized)
  2. Statement of Personal Net Worth

Note: If you firm has a current Letter of Certificate of Compliance issued by another governmental agency that has reviewed and certified your firm as a DBE in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, you may submit it as part of the certification process with KCATA. Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26.81, the KCATA participates in Missouri's Unified Certification Program through the Missouri Regional Certification Committee (MRCC). A firm that is certified through a partner agency will also be considered "certified" through the MRCC. Certified firms will be included in the MRCC DBE Directory, which is available to interested parties. You may access the MRCC DBE Directory at the Missouri Department of Transportation website.

Drug-Free Workplace

As a Drug-Free Workplace, the KCATA seeks to create a work environment free from the adverse effects of drug abuse and alcohol misuse.

Drug Screen and Pre-Employment Physical

If you are hired for a position at The Metro, you are required to pass a drug test (in accordance with Federal Regulation) and a physical examination, with regards to the nature of the position. The Metro has a policy that prohibits the illegal use, manufacture, distribution, sale, dispensation or possession of narcotics, drugs, or controlled substances, and will require random urine and drug and alcohol tests of its employees as an enforcement measure in providing for a drug-free workplace. You will be excluded from consideration for employment with The Metro if the results of your urine drug test indicate evidence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP) and/or amphetamines.


You may need some or all of these forms in order to do business with the KCATA. They are available in PDF or Word format. If you have any problems accessing them, please call (816) 346-0254.


In an Emergency

In case of an emergency do the following:

If you have to report an incident, be prepared to give a description of the people involved, location and time the event took place.

Job Benefits


Working at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has its benefits:  The ATA offers health, dental and life insurance to eligible full-time employees. Health and dental insurance are also available to part-time employees. Flexible spending accounts are available pre-tax for out-of-pocket family health care or dependent care expenses. In addition, employees may purchase voluntary products (i.e., long-term and short-term disability, group term life insurance). A deferred compensation plan is available, which allows employees to set aside monies for retirement. ATA also provides a Defined Benefit Pension Plan for full-time employees. This plan is to provide retirement benefits for employees who retire. Full-time employees are eligible to accrue vacation and sick leave based on their years of service. KCATA recognizes nine paid holidays, plus the employee's birthday and one floating holiday.

Fostering a healthy work environment is important to the ATA. North Kansas City Hospital partners with the ATA to identify and work with high-risk employees. During our annual health fair, on-site medical services are provided, such as blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings. These services give employees insight on how they can improve their lifestyle. A free bus pass for the employee and dependents, on-site fitness center, cellphone discounts, and employee recognition events are just a few additional perks ATA employees enjoy.

The above description of benefits is to provide a general overview of benefits available, and does not represent a binding commitment of offerings. Benefits are subject to change with or without website posting. Firm benefits will be detailed at time of hire.

Job Forms

Applicants can now apply for jobs online. Paper and email applications are no longer accepted.

Job Vacancies

Applications for all open positions are accepted online. This reduces the need for duplicate information required on multiple forms, and speeds up the screening process for qualified applicants. 

Thank you for your interest in working at KCATA. 

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 on Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. KCATA is partnering with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to revitalize the Prospect corridor. The Prospect Corridor is served by KCATA’s second busiest route, 71-Prospect, with about 6,000 passengers on a typical weekday.

These improvements will facilitate access to recent investments in this corridor, improve access to the Prospect Avenue transit line and future BRT, and access to connecting east-west routes on 27th Street and 23rd Street. It includes concrete bus pads and bus pull offs, new curbs and sidewalks, ADA compliant bus stops, passenger benches and shelters, and ADA compliant curb ramps and related improvements to support access, economic development and job creation.


Transmittal Letter

Ladders of Opportunity Grant Application

Project Description

Letters of Support

Prospect Corridor Demographics (prepared by KCMO Planning Department) 

Prospect Corridor BRT Report 

New KCPD East Patrol Facility: The City leaders and police officers broke ground on the new crime lab on the city’s east side.  News coverage from KSHB

East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab. Project website.

Kansas City, Missouri FOCUS - Forging Our Comprehensive Urban Strategy. FOCUS website

Kansas City, Missouri Prospect-Corridor-Initiative-Strategic-Plan  

The Heart of the City Area Plan  

MARC Long Range Transportation Plan  

MARC Complete Streets Policy  

KCATA Organizational A-133 Annual Audit: Financial Report - Compliance Report 

Media Relations

The KCATA wants to respond promptly and completely to news media inquiries. Above all, we want to ensure that the information furnished is accurate. If you are a member of the working press and have an inquiry, please contact: KCATA Director of Marketing Cynthia Baker Phone: 816-346-0209 E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



To improve the quality of life of our customers by providing access to employment, health, educational, and social opportunities.


We are an excellent public transportation authority because of our pursuit of high standards and continuous improvement.


Safety - Maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and employees. Customer Service - Customer satisfaction will drive all of our actions, decisions and policies. Employee Development - We value employee input, recognize their role in achieving excellence, and commit to providing opportunities for professional and personal growth. Technology - Utilize technology to improve the overall transit experience for customers, and provide the technical and management tools employees need to excel. Capital Improvements - Capital improvements focus on providing customers greater comfort and safety, employees a modern working environment, and reducing operating costs. Environmental Responsibility - Promote policies and practices that embrace environmental sustainability. Financial Responsibility - As stewards of public resources, perform all facets of the operation cost-effectively, and practice fiscal strategies that warrant community trust.

National funding issues

Current economic troubles throughout the nation are affecting public transit. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) two-part series for Blueprint America on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, examines the issue. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/blueprintamerica/reports/transit-in-trouble/video-public-transit-faces-new-pressures/485/ An episode of PBS’ Now discusses the service reductions being made by transit agencies and how the stimulus may or may not help public transit. The show also describes how expenditures federal funding for roads and transportation are distributed to the states. http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/507/ Transportation for America has compiled a map showing transit agencies facing proposed service reductions, job cuts and fare increases in 85 communities across the U.S. Together, these systems are responsible for more than 21 million trips each day by everyday Americans. http://t4america.org/transitcuts

View United States of Transit Cutbacks in a larger map
Yellow = Service Cuts Green = Fare Increases Purple = Service Cuts and Fare Increases Red = Service Cuts and Job Losses Turquoise = Fare Increases and Job Losses $$ = Service Cuts, Job Losses, and Fare Increases.


The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) is a bi-state agency created by a compact between the States of Missouri and Kansas, and approved by the United States Congress. The compact was authorized by legislation passed in both states in 1965. The compact gives the ATA responsibility for planning, construction, owning and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities within the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. The compact defines the ATA district as the counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte in Missouri; and Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte in Kansas. The Authority's jurisdiction is limited to these seven counties. The ATA operates The Metro bus service, the Metro Area Express (MAX) Bus Rapid Transit service, MetroFlex demand-response routes, Share-A-Fare paratransit service for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and AdVANtage vanpool service.

Ozone Alert!


75¢ bus fare on Ozone Alert! days.

Clear the air with The Metro. Riding the bus in not only a great way to get around, it’s also good for Kansas City’s air quality. During the area’s high ozone months, June through September, you can help prevent ground-level ozone pollution -- and other forms of air pollution. max for the environment Leave your automobile at home and ride the bus. It’s especially important to take action when an Ozone Alert! is issued for the Kansas City area. An Ozone Alert! occurs when there is a forecast for unhealthy amounts of ozone. On these days, bus fare on The Metro, The JO and Unified Government Transit is only 75¢. You can track the ozone forecast at the Mid-America Regional Council.

Safety First

More and more people are learning the benefits of riding The Metro, such as reduced commuting costs, less stress and increased mobility and access throughout the region. 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. At Transit Stops and Other Public Areas

Be Careful When Boarding

Use Caution When Exiting

Prevent AutoTheft Auto theft is a problem that occurs in cities big and small. Follow these suggestions when leaving your vehicle unattended.

Be Careful Walking To Your Car

More Rules To Follow When Riding The Metro

Safety and Security Features On Board

Be Aware of Suspicious Packages Packages are often left unattended and most are harmless, but if you notice anything suspicious such as visible wires, a mist or odor around the package or anything seeping from it, please notify your Metro Operator or a Metro Supervisor. Keep Your Eyes Open For Suspicious Behavior People showing strange or suspicious behavior are usually:

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. Children who are in a dangerous situation can find the help they need at The Metro. Riding The Metro can be fun for young riders and to enhance that experience, children and young adults should abide by the following safety rules: Young riders: Use caution when riding alone

safety of young riders Adults: Keep an eye on children While it is important for riders to look out for one another, it is especially important that they look out for younger riders. Here are a few tips for adults:

SBE Program

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program 

To facilitate competition by small business on projects funded in part by the Department of Transportation (DOT), KCATA has implemented a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Development Program as mandated in 49 CFR Part 26.39. This program fosters small business growth and competitive bidding on USDOT funded projects. The program operates in a race and gender neutral manner and is designed to include all segments of the business community. In order to be eligible as a Small Business Enterprise, firms must: 1) fall within the Small Business Administration’s size guidelines; and 2) the Owner’s Personal Net Worth (PNW) cannot exceed the cap determined by USDOT (as amended) which is currently $1.32 million. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are small businesses and are automatically included in the SBE program.

In order to participate in the SBE program, firms must complete the “Small Business Enterprise Declaration of Certification Affidavit.” Firms that have the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Certification, as described in 13 CFR Parts 121 and 124, may submit a copy of its certificate. Firms that are not certified as 8(a) firms by the SBA must submit: 1) a copy of business tax returns for the most recent three-year period indicating the gross receipts; or if the SBA uses the number of employees to determine small business eligibility, a copy of the firm’s payroll statement indicating the average annual employment for the most recent year. Firm owners must also complete a Personal Net Worth Statement.

For additional information, please contact Denise Adams at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (816) 346-0224.

Share-A-Fare Advisory Committee

For information about using Share-A-Fare, visit RideKC.org

Share-A-Fare Advisory Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of alternating months from 1– 2:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend. The committee meets at the headquarters of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, 1200 East 18th St. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input about Share-A-fare services and policies.  

The meetings for 2016 will be held on the following dates:

February 10
April 13
June 8
August 10
October 12
December 14

Terms And Conditions

KCATA Standard Contract Terms and Conditions

Transit Watch

Be Alert, Informed, Involved and Prepared 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, such as:

In addition, The Metro is involved in the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) TransitWatch program that encourages our customers to be active participants in security matters. While we are working to keep you safe, we ask that you do the same. Follow these simple safety measures to keep you and other riders, especially young riders, safe. You are a vital part of our Safety and Security Team and we rely on you to be our “eyes and ears.” By practicing a few safety measures, such as waiting in well-lit areas, being aware of your surroundings and notifying operators in the event of an emergency, you will be able to help prevent crime. As customers, we want you to remember to be alert, informed, involved and prepared.

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. KCATA was formed with the signing of a bi-state compact created by the Missouri and Kansas legislatures on December 28, 1965. The compact gives the KCATA responsibility for planning, construction, owning and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities within the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. These include the counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte in Kansas. The KCATA is governed by a 10-member Board of Commissioners five from the state of Missouri and five from the state of Kansas. The Metro logs more than 50,000 trips every weekday. Share-A-Fare provides 250,000 trips per year, and there are 29 vanpools helping to meet the commuting needs of people living outside the boundaries of bus service. Quick Stats Metro Average Weekday Ridership: 55,000 Fleet Size: 300 Routes: 70 Vanpools: 29 Share-A-Fare Trips for elderly and disabled: 275,000 KCATA Employees: 800