Jackson County, KCATA Agree to Funding Deal to Purchase Rock Island Corridor

Posted on: Sep 30, 2015

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority President and CEO Joe Reardon announced a cooperative agreement today that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor from Union Pacific Railroad.

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Thanksgiving Transit Service

Posted on: Nov 23, 2015

Metro buses will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Regional Call Center, administrative offices and customer service lobby also will be closed for Thanksgiving. Johnson County, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit will not offer service on Thanksgiving. 

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KCATA Experiences Record-Breaking Ridership For Royal Celebration

Posted on: Nov 03, 2015

Nearly 200,000 rides were provided on the free shuttles and regular routes, shattering previous ridership records.

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

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will honor 88 Metro bus operators during the 31st annual Distinguished Drivers Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 29. 

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KCATA Holds Meetings About Upcoming Service Changes

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will hold several public meetings in October and November to discuss proposed service changes that would take effect in 2016. Changes would affect KCATA routes and Johnson County Transit routes. 

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New Regional Website Launched for Transit Service Across Metro Area

Posted on: Oct 20, 2015

For the first time, Kansas City now has a single website dedicated to public transportation in the metro area.

No more culling through multiple websites to find bus service in Kansas City. The new RideKC website, which was launched Oct. 15, gives bus riders one location to find information about routes, schedules and fares for every corner of the Kansas City region, whether it’s downtown Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County or Independence

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KCATA Buses to Reroute for Kansas City Marathon

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – October 14, 2015) If getting to work this Saturday morning requires a transit trip, it’s likely your bus will be traveling an alternate route. Saturday morning, Oct. 17, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will reroute most buses throughout Kansas City for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.

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KCATA Steps Up Economic Development Role, Selects Team for 3rd & Grand Project

Posted on: Oct 08, 2015

KCATA, in coordination with the Downtown Council, selected a group led by Briarcliff Development Co. to redevelop a 1.8-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Third Street and Grand Boulevard in the River Market area downtown. The Briarcliff team was among five teams that submitted proposals to redevelop the site. The firm now has 90 days beginning Oct. 1 to negotiate a final development agreement with the KCATA

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Former Commissioner, Chairman Huvendick Passes Away

Posted on: Oct 07, 2015

Former Commissioner George Huvendick passed away on Oct. 4, 2015.  Huvendick represented Leavenworth County, Kan., on the KCATA board for forty years, from 1966-1970 and 1978-2014.

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KCATA, KC Streetcar Constructors Hold Event Thanking Bus Riders At 10th & Main Transit Center

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015

After a year of construction near one of Kansas City’s busiest transit stops, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Kansas City Streetcar Constructors want to express gratitude to a patient public.

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All Kansas City Buses Offering Wi-Fi In 2016

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015

All Kansas City buses will be equipped with Wi-Fi next year when the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority expands the amenity to more than 200 buses.


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Planned Prospect MAX Service Clears Key Funding Hurdle

Posted on: Sep 08, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – Sept. 8, 2015) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) took a key step toward deploying faster and more reliable bus service on Prospect Avenue when the federal government recently cleared the proposed MAX route for project development

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KCATA Awarded For Regional Leadership, Communications Excellence

Posted on: Aug 27, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has collected four awards recognizing the agency for its efforts to improve regional transit, marketing public transportation and distinguished leadership.

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UMKC Student ID Offers More Transit Options Than Ever Before

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015

Starting this fall, the UMKC student ID will take students to places it never did before. Working also as a bus pass, the University of Missouri-Kansas City student ID is as good for getting around Kansas City as it is for gaining admission to sporting events, checking out books at the library and buying a meal.

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