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21
Jun
2017

Freedom On-Demand Harnesses the Power of Ride-Hailing for People with Disabilities

Date:June 21, 2017
Freedom On-Demand Harnesses the Power of Ride-Hailing for People with Disabilities

A new app is giving paratransit customers more flexibility and control over their travel, while lowering the average cost of a paratransit trip for KCATA.

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09
Jun
2017

KCATA Receives 2017 Regional Leadership Award

Date:June 09, 2017
KCATA Receives 2017 Regional Leadership Award

MARC honored KCATA for vision of a strong, healthy region, demonstrated commitment to the region's growth, and encouraging others to support and work towards that vision.

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08
Jun
2017

You Can Make A Difference During Ozone Alerts

Date:June 08, 2017
You Can Make A Difference During Ozone Alerts

You know that RideKC offers 75 cent fares when there is an Ozone Alert. But do you know why we want to get people out of their cars and on to the bus on some of the hottest days of the year? It’s because the pollution from cars is a major contributor to unhealthy ground level ozone.

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07
Jun
2017

RideKC starts new route serving Kansas City colleges

Date:June 07, 2017
RideKC starts new route serving Kansas City colleges

RideKC starts a new route providing a direct connection from the University of Missouri-Kansas City to the River Market area downtown. Starting July 2, the new 55 Universities-Crossroads route will connect UMKC, Rockhurst University and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley to the Crossroads Arts District and the River Market.

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01
Jun
2017

Longtime transit commuter bids RideKC adieu

Date:June 01, 2017
Longtime transit commuter bids RideKC adieu

After riding the bus for 36 years, Beverly Ward leaves RideKC as she retires from Kansas City law firm. She started riding the bus when Ronald Reagan was president and the year Prince Charles and Lady Diana wed.

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25
May
2017

Join RideKC’s scavenger hunt

Date:May 25, 2017
Join RideKC’s scavenger hunt

A new urban scavenger hunt will guide you to Kansas City landmarks where you can learn little-known facts about major attractions. Let transit be your guide to the city. Great adventure for families or visitors from out of town who want to know more about the ins and outs of the city.

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18
May
2017

Kansas moves to expand Bus On Shoulder for KCK

Date:May 18, 2017
Kansas moves to expand Bus On Shoulder for KCK

Bus On Shoulder in Kansas City, Kansas, would speed I-35 commute into downtown.

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11
May
2017

KCATA returns lost $8,000 to rider

Date:May 11, 2017
KCATA returns lost $8,000 to rider

Taking care of our customers: KCATA bus operator Manuel Tapia and other officials work hard to ensure that pouch with cash is returned to rider in town from Pennsylvania.

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05
May
2017

Repairs in store for Trolley Track Trail

Date:May 05, 2017
Repairs in store for Trolley Track Trail

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is partnering with the city of Kansas City to stabilize a section of the Trolley Track Trail that was closed several years ago when a hole opened in the path.

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24
Apr
2017

Meet KCATA’s new public safety manager

Date:April 24, 2017
Meet KCATA’s new public safety manager

Former deputy chief with the Kansas City Police Department is invaluable in building strong community relationships and serving as the liaison between operators, prosecutors and the court system.

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