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26
Aug
2015

UMKC Student ID Offers More Transit Options Than Ever Before

Date:August 26, 2015
UMKC Student ID Offers More Transit Options Than Ever Before

Starting this fall, the UMKC student ID will take students to places it never did before. Working also as a bus pass, the University of Missouri-Kansas City student ID is as good for getting around Kansas City as it is for gaining admission to sporting events, checking out books at the library and buying a meal.

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31
Jul
2015

Distinguished Community Leaders Receive KCATA Rosa Parks SPIRIT Award

Date:July 31, 2015

KCATA will present the 3rd annual KCATA Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards celebrating individuals and organizations that, in the spirit of Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in metro Kansas City and in public transit.

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30
Jul
2015

Kansas City Wins Grant To Combat Transit Terrorism

Date:July 30, 2015

KCATA has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for security training and developing a plan for responding to a terrorist attack on the bus system.

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24
Jul
2015

First Ozone Alert: Saturday, July 25

Date:July 24, 2015

Saturday, July 25, is an Ozone Alert! To promote healthy air quality, The Metro, The JO, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus cut the cost of riding the bus in half on an Ozone Alert.

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23
Jul
2015

MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service Celebrates 10th Birthday in Kansas City

Date:July 23, 2015
MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service Celebrates 10th Birthday in Kansas City

After failed elections to approve light rail, BRT started in Kansas City 10 years ago this Friday as a fresh new approach to public transportation.  It offered residents service similar to rail, but at a much lower cost. The MAX service opened a new era of transit in Kansas City with buses running faster than ever before using designated lanes and making fewer stops.

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20
Jul
2015

KCATA Marks Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

Date:July 20, 2015

Twenty-five years ago this Sunday, President George H.W. Bush signed a sweeping law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. It’s a historical moment that the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will recognize as part of a national celebration.

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13
Jul
2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Bill Funding Kansas City Transit

Date:July 13, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday signed a bill into law that renews a half-cent sales tax critical for funding public transportation in Kansas City.

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09
Jul
2015

Community Celebrates Major Investments On Prospect Avenue Corridor

Date:July 09, 2015

The Prospect Avenue community is coming together to celebrate some very good news about efforts to re-energize this part of the city with millions of dollars in new public and private investments.

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01
Jul
2015

New RideKC Blog Provides Forum For Transit News

Date:July 01, 2015

As the region embarks on a new initiative to build a seamless transit network, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority wants to keep everyone up to speed about the latest transit developments with a new blog.

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24
Jun
2015

Independence, KCATA Approve New Agreement To Manage Independence Transit

Date:June 24, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved a new agreement to manage transit services for the city of Independence.

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