Tuesday, Feb. 26.: KCATA Adds Bus Service For Afternoon Rush Hour; Expect Delays

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013

Bus Service Suspended In Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kan.
UPDATE: 3:30 PM: KCATA plans to provide full weekday service on normal schedules on Wednesday, Feb. 27. See this link for details.

(Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 26, 2013) 1 P.M. – Due to improving road conditions, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) has announced it will provide additional bus service on the routes currently operating beginning at 3 p.m. today. The additional service will help more people make their return trip home this afternoon, although full service will not be restored until Wednesday.

Customers are encouraged to check current information before traveling.

How to get current information

Customers can stay informed on the status of Metro buses:
• Metro’s website, http://www.kcata.org
• Twitter http://www.twitter.com/kcatametro 
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kcatametro

Customers can also track their buses using our live bus-tracking tool, WebWatch, at http://www.kcata.org/maps_schedules/webwatch/. A mobile-friendly bus tracker is available at http://itsab.us/tracker.

Metro bus customers can contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660. Regular hours for the Call Center are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

As a reminder, the following express routes are not operating today:
15X Truman Road Express
28X Blue Ridge Express
37XX N. Broadway Express
38X Meadowbrook Express
51X Ward Parkway Express
69X Liberty Express
471X Red Bridge Express
170 Blue Springs Express
152 Lee’s Summit/Raytown Express
Metro routes serving Kansas City, Kan., will be suspending service at 1 p.m. at the request of the Unified Government.
In addition, Johnson County Transit and Unified Government Transit suspended all service today and Inde-Bus in Independence has suspended service until further notice.

Travel Tips for Metro Customers

• Please use caution getting on and off buses. We expect thawing and refreezing over the next several days. Even if pavement looks clear, it may be icy.
• Dress for the weather.
• Carry a cellphone.
• Be cautious walking to the bus stops and boarding buses.

Share-A-Fare Customers Urged To Cancel Tuesday Trips

Due to the weather and conditions on side streets, Share-A-Fare paratransit participants may experience delays of two or more hours on Tuesday, Feb. 26.  We are strongly encouraging all non-dialysis trips be cancelled. Share-A-Fare customers can cancel trips by calling (816) 842-9070.