(Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 27, 2015) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is preparing for the coming snow storm that will affect travel beginning this weekend.
Metro bus riders are advised to keep informed on current conditions and plan for severe winter weather. Current forecasts indicate most snow will fall on Saturday night through Sunday morning, which could cause delays over the weekend. KCATA plans to provide bus service throughout the weekend. However, as road conditions worsen, customers could experience delays.
Please check our website frequently for updates.
The first priority for our road maintenance team is to make sure streets allow for buses to safely travel. Seven crews and snow plows will be dispatched to clear and treat streets.
“This storm has the potential to cause delays for Metro service,” said Cindy Baker, Vice President Communications. “Our crews will be working over the weekend to keep streets safe. We encourage our customers to dress warmly, listen to local newscasts for up-to-date information, and use the online tools to learn if their bus is delayed.”
Online, customers can get updates at www.kcata.org and review the Snow Plan, which pinpoints several areas that experience difficult travel in snowy weather. KCATA also distributes notices about system-wide delays through Twitter. Customers can follow The Metro at www.twitter.com/KCATAMetro and www.facebook.com/KCATAMetro.
The Metro offers real-time bus information through WebWatch. Customers can find their individual routes and see where buses are on a real-time map at www.kcata.org/maps_schedules/webwatch/. A mobile version from a third-party software designer is available at http://itsab.us/tracker/.
The Regional Call Center, 816-221-0660, is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.