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18
Feb
2020

Bernard Powell: Paving the Way

Date:February 18, 2020
Bernard Powell: Paving the Way

Bernard Powell was a civil rights activist who encouraged and facilitated investment around the Prospect community, at a time when people outside the community did not see the potential.

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13
Feb
2020

Ray Harris: Paving the Way

Date:February 13, 2020
Ray Harris: Paving the Way

Rayford “Ray” Harris was one of the first five Black bus drivers for KCATA. RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Ray Harris as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line.

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12
Feb
2020

Lucile Bluford: Paving the Way

Date:February 12, 2020
Lucile Bluford: Paving the Way

Lucile Bluford was a journalist with a passion to publish the everyday stories of black life in Kansas City. She was editor of the Kansas City Call and a leading voice in the civil rights movement. RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Lucile Bluford as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line. 

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11
Feb
2020

Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Sr.: Paving the Way

Date:February 11, 2020
Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Sr.: Paving the Way

RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Rev. Hartsfield as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line.

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10
Feb
2020

Honor Plaques Recognize Kansas Citians Who Paved the Way

Date:February 10, 2020
Honor Plaques Recognize Kansas Citians Who Paved the Way

RideKC's Honor Plaque Program honors community members who made significant contributions in Kansas City and especially along Prospect.

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12
Dec
2019

Attend a January Career Fair to explore a job with RideKC

Date:December 12, 2019
Attend a January Career Fair to explore a job with RideKC

Interested in a career on the RideKC team? KCATA is hiring bus drivers, mechanics and serviceworkers!

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28
Oct
2019

Free bus rides on Election Day

Date:October 28, 2019
Free bus rides on Election Day

New: See our Resource Guide for tips on voting and riding on Nov. 5.

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23
Oct
2019

Prospect MAX Opening Day Announced

Date:October 23, 2019
Prospect MAX Opening Day Announced

Get ready to ride! Prospect MAX begins Monday, Dec. 9.

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16
Oct
2019

KCK’s Village Initiative Joins Opportunity Pass

Date:October 16, 2019
KCK’s Village Initiative Joins Opportunity Pass

In August, RideKC establisted the Opportunity Pass to help local safety-net providers provide transit to select clients. Then, in late September, RideKC expanded the pass to the first location in Kansas City, Kan.

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06
Sep
2019

KC’s Scott Smith and Michael Debacker honored with Business Partner Award

Date:September 06, 2019
KC’s Scott Smith and Michael Debacker honored with Business Partner Award

The 2019 winners of the Spirit of Rosa Parks Business Partner Award are Scott Smith & Michael DeBacker, Co-Chairs of the KC Chamber’s BIG 5 Transportation Initiative. 

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