Metro Riders: Be Prepared For Severe Weather

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015 - 01:41 AM  Effective: Mar 01, 2015

Spring in Kansas City brings the chance of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the region. During most storms, your travel on The Metro will not be affected.

However, Kansas City may experience severe storms or tornado warnings. In the most severe storms or during a tornado warning in the immediate area of your Metro bus, the bus operator will give you directions about safety.  The Metro’s dispatch office will be in contact with bus operators during severe weather.

If the conditions are severe enough, the operator will tell customers to get off the bus and find a safe building to seek shelter.  If shelter is not available, it is recommended that customers lie flat in a ditch or other low-lying area. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.

In the event of a tornado warning, please do not use Metro bus shelters instead of finding shelter in a building.

The Metro will post updates about bus service during an emergency at and on Twitter, at The Call Center may be unavailable in an emergency if KCATA employees are evacuated from offices.

Regular Metro service will resume as soon as the area is safe.

For more information

For route and schedule information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit us online at

For more information about preparing for severe weather and other emergencies, visit

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