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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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12
Jul
2017

Customers Embrace RideKC Mobile App

Date:July 12, 2017
Customers Embrace RideKC Mobile App

RideKC’s new app lets riders pay their fare, plan a trip, and track their bus or streetcar. Riders appreciate how easy the app is to use.

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11
Jul
2017

Transit service to new Amazon facility starts July 30

Date:July 11, 2017
Transit service to new Amazon facility starts July 30

RideKC will offer direct weekday service to the new Amazon fulfillment center from downtown Kansas City, Kan. Weekend service also will be available.

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27
Jun
2017

KCATA brings fishing to life for kids

Date:June 27, 2017
KCATA brings fishing to life for kids

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority supports Urban Kids Fishing Derby. Staffers help children learn to fish for the first time at Spring Valley Park Lake and talk about the values of public transportation.

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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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