The RideKC Award was presented to Brian McKiernan, Commissioner, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, at the recent Spirit of Rosa Parks award ceremony. The RideKC Award is presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated great strides in building a more integrated regional transit system.
Commissioner Brian McKiernan from the Unified Government (UG) has been a steady supporter of bi-state public transportation and was instrumental in uniting the region under one umbrella. He continues to be a voice for transit as co-chair of the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and as an elected official.
“It’s very humbling to receive this award,” said McKiernan. “Especially since it’s named after someone who was such a pioneer in ensuring that all of us had access to safe and affordable public transportation.”
Melissa Bynum, fellow UG Commissioner and Treasurer of the KCATA Board of Commissioners, says McKeirnan has long history of strong support for transit, transportation and regional cooperation.
"Brian McKiernan is a passionate, dedicated advocate, not only for his commission district here in the Unified Government, but for improving all of the metro area, especially when it comes to issues around transit and transportation," said Unified Government Commissioner Melissa Bynum.
Dr. Brian McKiernan, Commissioner for @CityofKCK, receives the RideKC Award for his efforts to help build an more integrated transit system. He has been instrumental in the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and has long supported public transit. pic.twitter.com/h28tuXguwD— RideKC (@RideKCTransit) August 27, 2019
About the 2019 Spirit of Rosa Parks Awards
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) recognized local leaders at the 2019 Rosa Parks Spirit Awards at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on August 27, 2019. KCATA’s 7th annual signature event honors local individuals and organizations who are making a positive impact on the region’s transit industry.