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James, Cleaver celebrate final project from TIGER grant

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014

In 2010, KCATA, MARC and Johnson County Transit were awarded a competitive $50 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant from the Federal Transit Administration to make infrastructure and transit improvements in Greater Kansas City. The grant funded 120 projects across the region. Now, we celebrate the completion of the final TIGER project. 

 

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Metro Buses Adding WiFi Service To Area Commutes

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014

Metro and MAX riders will soon be able to get more out of their commute with free WiFi powered by T-Mobile on select buses.  All MAX vehicles and 22 Metro buses will have WiFi service by the first week of March.

 

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Celebration of Final TIGER Project: Monday, April 21

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014

In 2010, KCATA, MARC and Johnson County Transit were awarded a competitive $50 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant from the Federal Transit Administration to make infrastructure and transit improvements in Greater Kansas City. The grant funded 120 projects across the region. Now, we celebrate the completion of the final TIGER project. 

 

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day Is March 18

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014

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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March 18: Zoological District Free Day

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014

Metro customers can take The Metro’s 108-Indiana to the Kansas City Zoo Tuesday, March 18. The Metro will offer free, frequent service in conjunction with the Zoological District Free Day. 

 

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New 31-Day Bus Pass Available Soon

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014

Beginning last fall, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) introduced a 31-Day Bus Pass as a pilot. KCATA is pleased to announce full implementation of the new pass beginning March 25. 

 

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Public Meeting to Discuss Prospect MAX

Posted on: Mar 06, 2014

KCATA, along with the City of Kansas City, Mo. is holding a public meeting on March 18 to discuss a proposed MAX Bus Rapid Transit line on Prospect Ave. from Downtown to south Kansas City. The meeting will provide progress updates on the latest planning and design efforts, as well as the proposed funding for the Prospect MAX line.

 

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Public Meetings To Discuss Share-A-Fare Eligibility Process

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014

KCATA is considering revising its Share-A-Fare eligibility process. If you would like to comment on the new process, please attend one of the public participation meetings.

 

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Zoo Free Day on Dec. 30

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013

Metro customers can take The Metro’s 108-Indiana to the Kansas City Zoo this Monday, Dec. 30. The Metro will offer free, frequent service in conjunction with the Zoological District Free Day.

 

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Winter Weather Tips

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013

Tips to make traveling easier during winter weather.

 

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Transit Expands in KCK with Larger Buses for 101-State Ave. Connex

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013

Transit riders on The Metro’s 101-State Ave. Connex will see a welcome improvement to the route in 2014. The popular Kansas City, Ks., route will be upgraded to large buses seven days a week effective Sunday, Jan. 5.

 

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KCATA Wins Grand Prize in National Transit Competition

Posted on: Nov 02, 2013

APTA awarded the KCATA its Grand Prize in the 2013 Annual AdWheel Awards competition. The AdWheel Awards acknowledge the creative excellence of member public transportation systems and business members in advertising, communications, and marketing.

 

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KCATA Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013

The KCATA recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the October 23, 2013, Board of Commissioners meeting. A resolution (below) has been issued in honor of the month.

 

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MAX Offers More Frequent Service For WaterFire

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Main St. MAX bus rapid transit line will offer more frequent service for WaterFire on Saturday, October 22, from 6 p.m. to midnight. MAX Orange Line buses will operate about every 15 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes.

 

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Aug. 28: Community Workshop for 3rd & Grand

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013

KCATA is hosting a community workshop for the 3rd & Grand Multimodal Transportation Plan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 429 Walnut.

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