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15
May
2017

Team Selected to Study Southern Streetcar Extension

Date:May 15, 2017

The KC Streetcar Authority, in coordination with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, selected the team led by HDR to conduct a KC Streetcar Southern Extension study to assess multi-modal transportation needs. The KC Streetcar Southern Extension Technical Services will build upon the downtown streetcar service and will support work required to further develop and advance the southern extension towards the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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05
May
2017

Special Edition Changing Application Process, Name

Date:May 05, 2017

Changes are coming to the application process for RideKC Freedom (formerly Special Edition). Meetings are planned for those with questions or concerns.

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24
Apr
2017

KCATA Rolls Out New Ride Hailing Service May 1

Date:April 24, 2017

KCATA is rolling out an app-based public transit service called RideKC Freedom On-Demand. This one-year pilot enables customers to call on taxis any day, at any hour, to enjoy everything Kansas City has to offer.

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04
Apr
2017

RideKC buses detour for WWI Centennial Celebration

Date:April 04, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, buses will reroute near the Liberty Memorial, Crown Center and Union Station. This affects a significant portion of RideKC’s routes in downtown Kansas City.

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29
Mar
2017

KCATA offers free bus fares in KCMO on Election Day

Date:March 29, 2017

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, April 4, to make it easier for citizens to vote in Kansas City, Missouri’s, School and Special Election. This applies to KCATA service only.

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20
Mar
2017

RideKC Announces Free Fares for Veterans

Date:March 20, 2017

KCATA in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Administration and the Veterans Community Project, is honoring veterans through a free fare program.

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08
Mar
2017

MAX gets fans to Big 12 basketball tournament

Date:March 08, 2017

The Big 12 Basketball Championship is in Kansas City this week, and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) offers the no-parking transit option to get fans to the games fast and conveniently.

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22
Feb
2017

Johnson County Cutting Fares on Four Major Express Routes

Date:February 22, 2017

Johnson County will reduce fares on four major RideKC express routes, moving the Kansas City area toward a single, seamless transit system serving the region starting Wednesday, March 1.

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15
Feb
2017

New automated trip reminders available to KC paratransit riders

Date:February 15, 2017

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 15, paratransit customers can request reminders – either by phone call or text message – that they’ve scheduled a trip on RideKC Freedom. Similar to reminders they might get from a doctor or dentist, the new technology notifies customers of their reservation a day in advance.

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27
Jan
2017

KCATA Clocks 1 Million Gallons With CNG Station

Date:January 27, 2017

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority reached a milestone this month: RideKC buses have used the equivalent of 1,000,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of compressed natural gas (CNG) since starting to use the fuel in August 2014.

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