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14
Oct
2015

KCATA Buses to Reroute for Kansas City Marathon

Date:October 14, 2015

If getting to work this Saturday morning requires a transit trip, it’s likely your bus will be traveling an alternate route. Saturday morning, Oct. 17, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will reroute most buses throughout Kansas City for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.

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07
Oct
2015

Former Commissioner, Chairman Huvendick Passes Away

Date:October 07, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is sad to announce that former Commissioner George Huvendick passed away on Oct. 4, 2015.

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30
Sep
2015

Jackson County, KCATA Agree to Funding Deal to Purchase Rock Island Corridor

Date:September 30, 2015

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority President and CEO Joe Reardon announced a cooperative agreement today that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor from Union Pacific Railroad.

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26
Sep
2015

Swifter, Smoother Service Goal Of New Pilot Project

Date:September 26, 2015

Starting October 4, KCATA is strategically removing under-used bus stops along six routes. Reducing the number of stops and starts will provide a smoother ride and help keep buses on time. Phase I includes six routes for the improvements: 25-Troost, 24-Independence, 30-Northeast, 121-Cleveland/Antioch, 108-Indiana and 173-Casino Cruiser. The next phase will focus on downtown stops.

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21
Sep
2015

All Kansas City Buses Offering Wi-Fi in 2016

Date:September 21, 2015
All Kansas City Buses Offering Wi-Fi in 2016

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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08
Sep
2015

Planned Prospect MAX Service Clears Key Funding Hurdle

Date:September 08, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) took a key step toward deploying faster and more reliable bus service on Prospect Avenue when the federal government recently cleared the proposed MAX route for project development

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27
Aug
2015

KCATA Awarded For Regional Leadership, Communications Excellence

Date:August 27, 2015

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has collected four awards recognizing the agency for its efforts to improve regional transit, marketing public transportation and distinguished leadership.

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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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