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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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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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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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