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09
Aug
2017

VCP, Councilwomen Loar and Hall Honored for Partnership

Date:August 09, 2017
VCP, Councilwomen Loar and Hall Honored for Partnership

VCP, Councilwomen Loar and Hall received the Community Partner Award, which is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates collaboration and innovation to improve public transit and the quality of life in Kansas City.

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08
Aug
2017

KCATA transports kids, families to Summerfest

Date:August 08, 2017
KCATA transports kids, families to Summerfest

In the spirit of community giving, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority supported Summerfest, a back-to-school event providing students with much-needed school supplies. The KCATA provided six buses to take kids from outlying Kansas City schools to the Summerfest event at 29th & Troost.

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07
Aug
2017

RideKC transports kids to The K

Date:August 07, 2017
RideKC transports kids to The K

RideKC transit took about two dozen children from the Tony Aguirre Community Center out to Kauffman Stadium for a tour about a week ago. The event was a partnership between the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Jackson County as part of the "Kids to Parks" program sponsored by the county.

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07
Aug
2017

Mayor Sly James receives Champion of Transit Award

Date:August 07, 2017
Mayor Sly James receives Champion of Transit Award

The Champion of Transit Award was presented to Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James for his long-term support of transit in Kansas City.

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06
Aug
2017

Labor Leader Honored with Business Partner Award

Date:August 06, 2017
Labor Leader Honored with Business Partner Award

A Rosa Parks Spirit award was given to Pat “Duke” Dujakovich, president of the Greater KC AFL-CIO this month.

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04
Aug
2017

Mayor Weir Receives Rosa Parks Spirit Award

Date:August 04, 2017
Mayor Weir Receives Rosa Parks Spirit Award

The RideKC Award was presented to Mayor Eileen Weir for her commitment to building a more integrated regional transit system.

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26
Jul
2017

KCATA gradually moving to vinyl seats

Date:July 26, 2017
KCATA gradually moving to vinyl seats

This May, the KCATA put into service 10 new buses with the cushier vinyl covering and expects to put 10 more on the road in August. Every new bus purchased from now on will be equipped with vinyl seats.

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24
Jul
2017

Kansas City, Kansas Community College joins U-Pass program

Date:July 24, 2017
Kansas City, Kansas Community College joins U-Pass program

Pilot U-Pass program for the 2017-18 academic year starts at Kansas City, Kansas Community College. New program will serve more than 5,000 students.

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21
Jul
2017

Advanced services introduced for RideKC Freedom

Date:July 21, 2017
Advanced services introduced for RideKC Freedom

RideKC Freedom — formerly known as Share-A-Fare — now notifies customers when their ride is just five minutes away either by text or phone call.

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20
Jul
2017

Keeping riders, operators cool during heat wave

Date:July 20, 2017
Keeping riders, operators cool during heat wave

KCATA bringing heat relief with cooling bus and ice-cold water bottle deliveries to operators.

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