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KCATA Wins KDOT Innovation and Technology Grant to Improve Public Transit Integration

Posted on: Dec 14, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – Dec. 10, 2020) – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has been awarded a $59,000 innovation and technology grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to integrate micro transit into Transit, RideKC’s official app for bi-state regional transit.

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RideKC Reduces Service Due to Staffing Shortages Related to COVID-19  

Posted on: Dec 07, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation announces a temporary reduction in RideKC transit service starting Monday, Dec. 14, due to staffing shortages among the operator workforce and increasing community spread of COVID-19. RideKC transit should be used for essential trips only, effective Nov. 18. 

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RideKC Reduces Bus Service Due to COVID-19 Impact

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020

he Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will temporarily roll back some RideKC transit service starting Monday, Nov. 23. This is due to the increasing community spread of COVID-19, which is resulting in higher than normal absenteeism among KCATA’s operator workforce.

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KCATA Holds Public Online Meetings To Share Transit Redesign Developed By Customers, Stakeholders

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 9, 2020) – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will hold virtual public meetings to present the RideKC Next transit plan developed by customers and stakeholders over the last year and a half. Customers are encouraged to attend the online meetings to provide valuable input about this next phase of the RideKC Next plan in Kansas City, Mo.

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RideKC Transit App Provides Transit Directions To Polling Places on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

Posted on: Nov 02, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is reminding voters that they can easily take RideKC transit to their polling place for free. All polling places for the Nov. 3 election are available on RideKC’s official app, Transit.

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KCATA Partners with Alphapointe to Roll Out New Transit App for Visually Impaired

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in partnership with Alphapointe and Sensible Innovation, has developed a wayfinding app to help blind and visually impaired transit customers use transit more safely and accurately. It is the first application of its kind to be applied to an entire transit corridor in the United States.

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KCATA Partners with Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to Provide Free Shuttle to Arrowhead on Election Day, Nov. 3

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will provide free shuttle service on RideKC buses from the East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte in downtown Kansas City to Arrowhead Stadium on Election Day. The shuttle will run between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. approximately every 30 minutes on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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KCATA Receives $600K Innovation Grant for Precision Guidance Sensors

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) today announced that it will receive $600,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) initiative to support mobility and innovation in the transit industry

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RideKC Partners with Swiftly to Launch Improved Real-Time Information

Posted on: Aug 17, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – Aug. 17, 2020) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with Swiftly, Inc., a San Francisco-based big data platform for public transit and mobility services, to bring improved real-time transit arrival and vehicle crowding predictions to RideKC. These improvements were tested internally at KCATA in 2020 and are now fully implemented.

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RideKC Improves Service August 2; New East Village Transit Center Opens

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – July 27, 2020) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) announces good news for RideKC customers beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. First, the newly built East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte will open for bus service. Second, starting in August, several routes will restore weekday service, or add trips where crowding has been occurring.

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RideKC Announces Transit as Its New Official App

Posted on: May 06, 2020

Riders have a go-to app for real-time information, trip planning, and payments.

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Sound the Horn for Transit Workers: April 16

Posted on: Apr 16, 2020

RideKC is joining transit agencies across the nation to “sound the horn” for transit workers and other front line workers who are keeping communities going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RideKC Reduces Bus Service in KCMO Due to Stay-at-Home Order

Posted on: Apr 07, 2020

In response to the Stay-At-Home order issued by area counties and municipalities, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Mo., will reduce transit service starting Sunday, April 12, 2020. 

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KCATA April 6 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: Apr 06, 2020

KCATA continues to deliver a vital public service to health care workers, pharmacy and grocery store employees, and others working or traveling to essential destinations.

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RideKC Regional Transit Services Response to COVID-19

Posted on: Mar 19, 2020

In an effort to protect transit operators, customers and the general public, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) announces that all RideKC regional transit services have taken a variety of proactive measures in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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