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07
Dec
2015

New Transit Brand Brings Simplicity

Date:December 07, 2015
New Transit Brand Brings Simplicity

The RideKC brand aims to unite a fragmented system and create a seamless transit network that’s easy to use.

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25
Nov
2015

Commissioner Klika Awarded Transit Advocate of the Year

Date:November 25, 2015
Commissioner Klika Awarded Transit Advocate of the Year

KCATA Commissioner Steve Klika was recently recognized as the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance's Transit Advocate of the Year.

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23
Nov
2015

The Voice of Transit in Kansas City

Date:November 23, 2015
The Voice of Transit in Kansas City

For roughly 15 years, the soft-spoken Jolene Taylor has been the voice of the Metro. She announces bus stops, rules for rider conduct, safety alerts and where riders can find route information. The same soothing voice will soon be the voice of Kansas City’s new downtown streetcar.

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19
Nov
2015

Operator Wallace Achieves Elite Status

Date:November 19, 2015
Operator Wallace Achieves Elite Status

A 20-year veteran bus operator, operator Ray Wallace is among the KCATA’s elite. This year he achieved Grand Master driver status for exceptional safety, customer service and reliability.

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12
Nov
2015

Recap: Royal Celebration and Record Ridership

Date:November 12, 2015
Recap: Royal Celebration and Record Ridership

During the Royal Celebration, nearly 200,000 rides were provided on the free shuttles and regular routes, shattering previous ridership records.

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06
Nov
2015

Swifter, smoother, safer bus service goal of new pilot project

Date:November 06, 2015
Swifter, smoother, safer bus service goal of new pilot project

The KCATA has been working to identify bus stops that are rarely used. Removing some along the route so they’re not so closely spaced is expected to produce faster and more reliable bus service that will take riders to their destination swiftly, safely and on time.

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13
Oct
2015

KCATA Selects Team for 3rd & Grand Development

Date:October 13, 2015
KCATA Selects Team for 3rd & Grand Development

KCATA has selected a team to redevelop a downtown park-and-ride, a 1.8-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Third Street and Grand Boulevard in the River Market area downtown. The selected team was among five teams that submitted proposals to redevelop the site.

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12
Oct
2015

Rock Island Corridor Agreement to Bring Regional Benefits

Date:October 12, 2015
Rock Island Corridor Agreement to Bring Regional Benefits

KCATA President and CEO Joe Reardon writes about the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor.

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08
Sep
2015

Prospect MAX Moves Into Project Development Phase

Date:September 08, 2015
Prospect MAX Moves Into Project Development Phase

The Federal Transit Administration recently approved a proposed bus rapid transit route on Prospect Avenue for project development. This is the first official step toward securing federal funding for the project. Approval to move ahead allows the KCATA to track project expenses and charge them to the federal government if the proposed MAX route receives federal money in the future.

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27
Aug
2015

KCATA Garners Awards from State and National Transit Associations

Date:August 27, 2015
KCATA Garners Awards from State and National Transit Associations

It may not have the glamour of the Oscars, but the transit awards season has been good to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. For the first time, the agency was named Transit Service of the Year in Kansas. And two communication campaigns got a national nod.

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