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Metro Day Pass, Visitor Pass Good For Regional Travel

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015

The Day Pass costs $3 and is available on board Metro, MAX and IndeBus vehicles. Customers buy the pass directly from the bus’ farebox for $3 cash, and the pass is good until midnight on the date purchased. 

 

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New Ride KC Blog Provides Forum for Transit News

Posted on: Jul 01, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – July 1, 2015) As the region embarks on a new initiative to build a seamless transit network, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority wants to keep everyone up to speed about the latest transit developments with a new blog

 

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KCATA Approves New Agreement To Manage Independence Transit Services

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 24, 2015) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved a new agreement to manage transit services for the city of Independence.
 

 

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Regional Transit Gains Momentum With Proposal to Manage Independence Transit Service

Posted on: Jun 02, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 2, 2015) A regional initiative to build a seamless transit network is gaining steam as the Independence City Council considers a proposal to let the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) manage its bus and paratransit system. 

The plan, which received first-round approval from the City Council Monday night, would give the KCATA management oversight of the Independence transit service.

 

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Discounted Bus Fares Help Battle Regional Air Pollution

Posted on: May 27, 2015

When the air gets hot and heavy this summer, there’s a way to save money and help the environment. Starting June 1, area transit agencies will pick up part of the cost of riding the bus on Ozone Alert days, when there is a high concentration of ground-level ozone pollution. Fares on Ozone Alert days cost 75 cents, which is just half the cost of riding most routes offered by The Metro. 

 

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Teens get around for $12 a month with Tranz It

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Now is the time to get Metro’s Tranz It, a special bus pass just for youth 12 to 18 years old.

 

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Happy 90th Birthday To Barrier Breaker Ray Harris

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down segregation on public transportation, Harris and four others broke the race barrier in Kansas City when they became the first African-American bus drivers for what was then known as the Kansas City Public Service Co.

Harris climbed behind the wheel of his first bus at the intersection of 48th Street and Prospect Avenue on May 3, 1960, his 35th birthday. Despite the Supreme Court ruling, it took Kansas City four years to hire its first African-American bus driver but only under pressure from local civil rights leaders and activists.

 

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Missouri Lawmakers Renew Sales Tax Critical For Kansas City Bus Service

Posted on: May 07, 2015

The Missouri General Assembly on May 7 renewed a half-cent sales tax vital to providing transit service in Kansas City.

 

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Antioch Crossing Park-and-Ride Celebrates Grand Opening

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Antioch Crossing Park-and-Ride, N. Antioch & N. Vivion Rd. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. 

 

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KCATA Now Offering Live Transit Information in Google Maps

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – April 24, 2015) Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with Google to provide real time transit information to its riders.

 

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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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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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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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