KCATA Prepares For Winter Storm

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 14, 2014) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is preparing for the coming storm that may affect travel this weekend. KCATA will be providing bus service and encourages its customers to plan for the weather. Those traveling tomorrow should dress warmly and be prepared for possible delays.

“The storm that is expected to hit Kansas City this weekend could affect travel,” said Cindy Baker, Vice President Communications. “We plan to run bus service as we do every day. If our customers need to travel we encourage them to dress warmly, listen to local newscasts for up to date information, and use the online tools to learn if their bus is delayed.”

Customers can prepare now if they need to travel. The Metro’s website, http://www.kcata.org, explains the Snow Plan. This plan pinpoints several areas that experience difficult travel in snowy weather. KCATA will issue an alert to the media and post a notice on its website if the snow reroutes are being used.

The Metro offers real-time bus information through WebWatch. Customers can find their individual routes and see where buses are on a real-time map at http://www.kcata.org/maps_schedules/webwatch/. A mobile version from a third-party software designer is available at http://itsab.us/tracker/. KCATA also distributes notices about system-wide delays through the website Twitter. Customers can follow The Metro at http://www.twitter.com/KCATAMetro.

KCATA road crews will treat problem spots along Metro bus routes and at bus stops.