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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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07
Oct
2015

Streetcar and Buses - Working together in Downtown

Date:October 07, 2015
Streetcar and Buses - Working together in Downtown

As different as the Kansas City streetcar is from a bus, the two are very much like family, depending on each other to form a successful transit system. We will integrate Kansas City’s bus and streetcar systems for a smooth and seamless transition for riders.

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03
Oct
2015

Wi-Fi To Expand After Successful Pilot

Date:October 03, 2015
Wi-Fi To Expand After Successful Pilot

​All Kansas City buses will be equipped with Wi-Fi next year when the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority expands the amenity to more than 200 buses.

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