(Kansas City, Mo. – Aug. 16, 2017) RideKC has developed plans in anticipation of the historic solar eclipse that Kansas City will experience on Monday, Aug. 21.
To ensure the safety of customers using RideKC Bus and RideKC Freedom paratransit, bus operators and taxi drivers will pull over to a safe location at 1:05 p.m. The safety of our passengers is our top priority. Customers will be allowed to get off the bus to view the eclipse, expected to occur at 1:09 p.m. RideKC Bus and RideKC Freedom services will resume travel shortly after 1:10 p.m.
RideKC may experience delays before and after the eclipse. Heavy traffic is expected as residents and visitors to the area travel to and from the path of the eclipse. Bus tracking for KCATA buses is available on our website.
More about the eclipse:
The partial eclipse will begin around 11:41 a.m. and end around 2:36 p.m. The period of total eclipse will begin around 1:05 p.m., depending on one’s location in the region.
Parts of the RideKC region will have a short period of total darkness, while other parts will experience a partial eclipse.
Tips for viewing the eclipse:
For route and schedule information, customers can contact the Regional Call Center at 816.221.0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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