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New Advisory Committee looking for rider representatives

Date:October 19, 2017
New Advisory Committee looking for rider representatives

RideKC has a new, more in-depth way to get feedback from riders, businesses and communities. The RideKC Advisory Committee is now forming, and applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

We already use a variety of methods to gather input from riders, as well as members of the community who don’t ride transit. In addition to unsolicited email and phone comments, these have recently included:

  • Surveys conducted on buses or via phone
  • Pop-up bus stop visits
  • Public meetings about service changes

“The Advisory Committee will provide a forum for KCATA to engage in meaningful conversations and learning about local transit issues and opportunities,” said KCATA President & CEO Robbie Makinen. “Transit is evolving at a very fast pace in Kansas City and across the United States. This is one way for us to stay in touch with the community at large and provide the Kansas City region with the best, most appropriate transit options possible.”

This group will include a majority of transit riders representing the entire RideKC region, along with people representing businesses or business associations.

The committee will:

  • Provide a forum for concerns and ideas related to public transportation
  • Assist in developing policies, services and procedures that affect transit service and access
  • Provide education and technical assistance to customers and stakeholders interested in improving transit service
  • Assist with communications materials and activities to improve coordination between KCATA, customers and stakeholders

Applications are available online [PDF], and are due Nov. 1, 2017. Committee selections will be approved by late November, with an introductory committee orientation scheduled for December. The voluntary committee serves in an advisory role, and does not have binding authority on decisions by the KCATA Board or KCATA staff.

Download an application [PDF] for the RideKC Advisory Committee, due Nov. 1, 2017.

Read the committee guidelines. [PDF]

Riders at MAX stop