RideKC Prepares for Possible Snow

Posted on: Dec 06, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – Dec. 6, 2016) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is preparing for the possibility of snow that may affect travel on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

RideKC bus customers can keep informed on current conditions and plan for severe winter weather. Current forecasts indicate that snow may fall in the Kansas City area during the day on Wednesday, with potential impacts on the afternoon rush hour.  Snow amounts are expected to be small, but as temperatures fall well below freezing, untreated roads and sidewalks may become slick. RideKC plans to provide bus service Wednesday. However, as road conditions worsen, customers could experience delays.

Please check www.RideKC.org frequently for updates.

This storm has the potential to cause delays for RideKC service. Our crews will be working through the day to keep streets safe. We encourage customers to dress warmly, listen to local newscasts for up-to-date information, and use the online tools to learn if their bus is delayed.

Where to get information

Online, customers can get updates at http://www.RideKC.org and review the Snow Plan, which pinpoints several areas that experience difficult travel in snowy weather. KCATA also distributes notices about system-wide delays through Twitter. Customers can follow RideKC at http://www.twitter.com/RideKCTransit and www.facebook.com/RideKCTransit.  

RideKC service operated by KCATA 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://ridekc.org/rider-guide/track-your-bus. A mobile version from a third-party software designer is available at http://itsab.us/tracker/.

The Regional Call Center, 816-221-0660, is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.