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Metro Ridership Nears 16 Million in 2014

Posted on: Mar 05, 2015

Metro ridership continued to grow in 2014. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) customers logged more than 15.9 million trips last year, the third highest annual ridership in nearly two decades.

 

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Joe Reardon Named CEO of KCATA

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015

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Organizations Join Forces to Assess Pedestrian/Bicycle/Transit Safety in Kansas City

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015

Approximately 45 persons from neighborhoods, special interest organizations, Local, State and Federal agencies will gather on March 27, 2015 to conduct the Missouri Pedestrian/Bicycle/Transit Safety Assessment on the Prospect Avenue Corridor from 22nd St. to 39th St. in Kansas City. 

 

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National News: Record 10.8 Billion Trips Taken On U.S. Public Transportation In 2014

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015

Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transportation in 2014, which is the highest annual public transit ridership number in 58 years, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

 

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day Is March 18

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is encouraging people to celebrate “Bus Driver Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, March 18. Driving a Metro bus isn’t an easy job, but the best drivers make it look that way. KCATA Metro bus drivers provided nearly 16 million trips last year, getting people to work, school, shopping and medical appointments. We are asking Kansas City to say “Thank you” to a bus driver on March 18.

 

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Public Meetings About Changes To Paratransit Application Process

Posted on: Feb 02, 2015

KCATA will host several public meetings during the week of Feb. 9 to discuss proposed changes to the application process for Share-A-Fare paratransit service.

 

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Johnson County Transit to be Managed by KCATA

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015

the first time in more than 30 years, Johnson County Transit will be managed by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Johnson County Government and KCATA officially approved the new partnership in December, to be effective Feb. 1, 2015. 

 

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Board of Commissioners Elects New Officers

Posted on: Jan 08, 2015

The Board of Commissioners of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) elected new officers for 2015. Jackson County, Mo., Commissioner Robbie Makinen was re-elected Chairman at the December board meeting. 

 

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Special Event Celebrates Partnership Between Johnson County And KCATA

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo. – Dec. 16, 2014) For the first time in more than 30 years, Johnson County will contract with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to provide administrative and management services for The JO transit service. The 2‐year agreement was approved by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Dec. 11, and is expected to be approved by the KCATA Board of Commissioners at a special ceremony on Dec. 17. 

 

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KCATA Board Approves RideKC Brand, Annual Budget

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014

KCATA took several significant actions at its Nov. 19 meeting. The Board approved a new regional transit brand, the 2015 operating budget, and a contract to improve the way KCATA provides service to people with disabilities. 

 

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KCATA Prepares For Winter Storm

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 14, 2014) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is preparing for the coming storm that may affect travel this weekend. KCATA will be providing bus service and encourages its customers to plan for the weather. Those traveling tomorrow should dress warmly and be prepared for possible delays.

 

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Veterans Ride Transit for Free on Veterans Day

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 10, 2014) To honor area veterans, The Metro, The JO, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus will offer free fares to veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

 

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81 Metro Bus Operators ‘Distinguished’ As the Best in Safety and Customer Service

Posted on: Oct 08, 2014

KCATA honors 77 Metro bus operators during the 30th annual Distinguished Drivers Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. 

 

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