Who We Are

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) operates RideKC bus service, the MAX Bus Rapid Transit, RideKC Freedom paratransit service for the elderly and disabled, and RideKC Van vanpool service.

KCATA was formed with the signing of a bi-state compact created by the Missouri and Kansas legislatures on December 28, 1965. The compact gives the KCATA responsibility for planning, construction, owning and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities within the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. These include the counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte in Kansas.

The KCATA is governed by a 10-member Board of Commissioners five from the state of Missouri and five from the state of Kansas. RideKC logs more than 50,000 trips every weekday. RideKC Freedom provides 250,000 trips per year, and there are dozens of vanpools helping to meet the commuting needs of people living outside the boundaries of bus service.