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24
Aug
2015

Respect the rail: Be smart. Be safe. Be ready.

Date:August 24, 2015
Respect the rail: Be smart. Be safe. Be ready.

Kansas City Streetcar Authority is ramping up efforts to teach the public about how to move safely with the streetcar once it glides along Main Street from Union Station to the River Market. The streetcar safety campaign is called “Respect the rail: Be smart. Be safe. Be ready.”

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15
Aug
2015

Fare Study Could Simplify Cost of Riding Transit

Date:August 15, 2015
Fare Study Could Simplify Cost of Riding Transit

$1.50...$2.25...$3.00...What does a bus ride cost you? Transit planners across the region are hoping to put the finishing touches on a study of the entire fare structure for public transportation in the region. The results potentially could be another big step toward building a public transit system that more easily connects people to opportunity.

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13
Aug
2015

National Park Service Considers Designation for South KC Transit Center

Date:August 13, 2015
National Park Service Considers Designation for South KC Transit Center

The National Park Service may designate a new transit center planned near the Three Trails Crossing interchange as a trailhead marking the start of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe trails. Representatives from the Park Service will meet with transit planners in mid-August to discuss ways to commemorate the role the three trails played in westward expansion.

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03
Aug
2015

KCATA Taking Steps To Take Passengers and Operators Safe

Date:August 03, 2015
KCATA Taking Steps To Take Passengers and Operators Safe

While violence on Metro buses is rare, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority takes passenger safety very seriously. New state legislation, added security, and operator training are just some of the ways we are addressing safety on buses.

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31
Jul
2015

25 Years Later: Looking Back at the Americans with Disabilities Act

Date:July 31, 2015
25 Years Later: Looking Back at the Americans with Disabilities Act

By the time the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed 25 years ago this week, KCATA was already leading the way to make its buses more accessible to riders with disabilities.

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26
Jul
2015

Johnson County Proposed Budget Increases Funding For Transit

Date:July 26, 2015
Johnson County Proposed Budget Increases Funding For Transit

Expansion plans for the county library, parks and transit system moved forward as Johnson County commissioners gave preliminary approval to the first property tax rate increase in close to a decade. The County Board of Commissioners in Johnson County, Kansas, is considering expansion plans for a package of improvements to transit, libraries and parks. A public hearing on the 2016 budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at in Commission Chambers, 111 S Cherry Street, Olathe, KS.

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23
Jul
2015

Happy Birthday, MAX!

Date:July 23, 2015
Happy Birthday, MAX!

Main Street MAX is 10 years old! The area's first bus rapid transit line began service on July 24, 2005. That's something to celebrate.

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10
Jul
2015

Progress on Prospect: Join us July 15 To Celebrate

Date:July 10, 2015
Progress on Prospect: Join us July 15 To Celebrate

Prospect Avenue is about to get an infusion of millions of dollars that will help the area prosper. The public and private sector are planning nearly $140 million in projects in the next several years, developments the community will join together to celebrate on July 15 at the Emmanuel Community Center, 3510 Prospect Ave.

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01
Jul
2015

Building a Better Regional Transit System

Date:July 01, 2015
Building a Better Regional Transit System

July 1 marks the first day KCATA manages IndeBus, IndeAccess and IndeAccess+. The City of Independence and KCATA approved a new management agreement in last month.

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01
Jul
2015

New Development Along Trail Includes Whole Foods Market, Apartments

Date:July 01, 2015
New Development Along Trail Includes Whole Foods Market, Apartments

Kansas City leaders gathered Tuesday to break ground for the 430,000-square foot development at the corner of 51st and Oak streets along the Trolley Track Trail. The three-acre project, sitting between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, will feature a new student health and counseling center, plus five stories of luxury apartments.

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