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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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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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