KCATA offers free bus fares in KCMO on Election Day

Date:March 29, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo. – 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. 

“Exercising the right to vote is so important that we want to make it as easy as possible to get to the polls,” said KCATA President and CEO Robbie Makinen.

On Election Day, fares on KCATA RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Missouri, will be free. KCATA paratransit offered by KCATA will also be free to ride. 

“I simply cannot overstate the importance of getting out and voting on Election Day,” said Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James. “Voting is one of the most impactful ways residents can perform their civic duty and I am grateful to the KCATA for making sure all residents have an opportunity to make their voices heard on April 4.”

Before the election, Kansas City residents can check their polling place and voter status.

To find your polling place and check your voter status, Kansas City residents in Jackson County can visit the Kansas City Election Board website, For other locations in Missouri, start with the Secretary of State’s website,

Customers can plan their travel early. For help planning your trip, call 816-221-0660 and be ready to provide the starting address and the address of the polling place you will be traveling to. Customers can also plan a trip with Google Transit trip planner, available on the home page of The Regional Transit Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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