This month, Alphapointe received a Rosa Parks SPIRIT Award for their support of public transportation. Their work has improved the quality of life for workers, residents and visitors to the city.
KCATA’s partnership with Alphapointe has resulted in a higher level of customer service and sensitivity for the riding public. Alphapointe and KCATA have accomplished this by including users of the KCATA system in ongoing research, evaluation and quality control.
Alphapointe also works with elected officials to protect the rights of and needs of people with disabilities, especially the visually impaired. This includes lobbying for public transit, which is an essential service for many of Alphapointe’s employees and clients.
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The Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards recognize people and organiations that have had a positive impact on the Kansas City community, especially in the area of public transportation. The awards are named after civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to white bus passengers in Montgomery, Ala. Her arrest sparked a 381-day bus boycott in Montgomery, an event which is considered one of the significant challenges in the history of racial segregation. In naming these awards after Rosa Parks, we honor her memory, her commitment to equality, her lifetime of service and activism, and her lasting contribution to public transit.