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RideKC Wins Top Honor in North America

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022

(Kansas City, Mo. | July 15, 2022) RideKC has been named the top public transit agency in North America for midsize agencies, earning the prestigious 2022 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. 

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RideKC East-West Transit Study Progresses Forward

Posted on: Jan 31, 2023

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in cooperation with several project partners, announce the next round of public meetings for the RideKC East-West Transit Study. 
 

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KCATA Announces Frank White III as CEO – no longer interim – to Lead Bi-State Authority

Posted on: Jan 26, 2023

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is pleased to announce Frank White III, as the permanent President and CEO.

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RideKC Increases Service On MAX Lines, Improves Connectivity On Several Routes

Posted on: Dec 15, 2022

(Kansas City, Mo. | Dec. 15, 2022) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a number of improvements in RideKC service starting Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fifteen routes are changing, with big improvements coming to MAX lines and connections in downtown.

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Public Meetings Slated for RideKC East-West Transit Study in October

Posted on: Sep 16, 2022

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in coordination with several project partners, will host two in-person meetings and one virtual meeting in October for the KCATA East-West Transit Study. The RideKC East-West Transit Study will evaluate a high-capacity transit connection between the area around the University of Kansas Health System campus in Kansas City, Kansas, and the area around the Rock Island Corridor/Truman Sports Complex (Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium) in Kansas City,  Missouri

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KCATA Announces Executive Promotions

Posted on: Sep 07, 2022

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is pleased to announce several promotions.

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KCATA Announces New Interim CEO to Lead Bi-State Authority

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is pleased to announce Frank White III, as the new interim President and CEO. White will be transitioning out of his role of Vice President of the RideKC Development Corporation (RKCDC), an organization he helped create to facilitate transportation-oriented development along the region’s transportation corridors. The 10-member KCATA Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of White.  

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Board accepts resignation of CEO

Posted on: Jul 27, 2022

At its July 27, 2022 meeting, the Board of Commissioners for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) approved an agreement under which the Board accepted the resignation of Robbie Makinen as CEO for KCATA.

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RideKC Kicks Off East-West Transit Study

Posted on: May 18, 2022

KCATA, in cooperation with several project partners, announces the launch of the RideKC East-West Transit Study to evaluate an east-west, high-capacity transit connection between the area around the University of Kansas Health System campus in Kansas City, Kans. and the area around the Truman Sports Complex (Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium) in Kansas City, Mo.

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RideKC Shows Love to RideKC Flex Customers with New App

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022

Public outreach teams to provide customer assistance on Valentine’s Day

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KCATA Unveils Zero-Emission Buses Sponsored By Evergy

Posted on: Apr 08, 2021

KCATA) and Evergy are pleased to announce the unveiling of the first two electric buses to be used in RideKC public transit service in the Kansas City region. Evergy is sponsoring the vehicles with specially branded graphics that will be unveiled at the event.

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Newly Appointed KCATA Board Members Attend March Meeting

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) welcomed two new commissioners at the March 24, 2021 board meeting. The newly appointed commissioners, Reginald Townsend and Janee Hanzlick attended their first board meeting since being appointed.  

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KCATA Awarded Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

KCATA has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2019. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded KCATA with the honor in early March. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the second year in a row KCATA has received the award.  

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KCATA Board of Commissioner Elects New Officers; Adds Two New Appointees

Posted on: Jan 27, 2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) elected new officers at the Jan. 27, 2021, board meeting.

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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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