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29
Jan
2016

St. Louis Transit CEO Visits KC

Date:January 29, 2016
St. Louis Transit CEO Visits KC

KCATA welcomed John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development, to Kansas City.

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15
Jan
2016

Community Celebrates Connection

Date:January 15, 2016
Community Celebrates Connection

Regional leaders came together Friday morning at the University of Kansas Medical Center to celebrate new transit service linking Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

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29
Dec
2015

Expanded 107 Fills Need For Kansas Connections

Date:December 29, 2015
Expanded 107 Fills Need For Kansas Connections

Starting Jan. 4, the 107-7th Street/Parallel route serving the University of Kansas Medical Center area will be extended 3.5 miles south to the Mission Transit Center, filling a gap in the region's transportation network.

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11
Dec
2015

KCATA Readies For Winter Weather

Date:December 11, 2015
KCATA Readies For Winter Weather

Preparing for snow or ice extends beyond the winter season.

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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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