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MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service Celebrates 10th Birthday in Kansas City

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015

After failed elections to approve light rail, BRT started in Kansas City 10 years ago this Friday as a fresh new approach to public transportation.  It offered residents service similar to rail, but at a much lower cost. The MAX service opened a new era of transit in Kansas City with buses running faster than ever before using designated lanes and making fewer stops. 

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Bill Funding Kansas City Transit

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday signed a bill into law that renews a half-cent sales tax critical for funding public transportation in Kansas City.

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First Ozone Alert: Saturday, July 25

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015

Saturday, July 25, is an Ozone Alert! To promote healthy air quality, The Metro, The JO, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus cut the cost of riding the bus in half on an Ozone Alert.

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KCATA Marks Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015

Twenty-five years ago this Sunday, President George H.W. Bush signed a sweeping law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. It’s a historical moment that the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will recognize as part of a national celebration.

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Community Celebrates Major Investments On Prospect Avenue Corridor

Posted on: Jul 09, 2015

The Prospect Avenue community is coming together to celebrate some very good news about efforts to re-energize this part of the city with millions of dollars in new public and private investments.

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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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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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