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08
Apr
2021

KCATA Unveils Zero-Emission Buses Sponsored By Evergy

Date:April 08, 2021

KCATA and Evergy are pleased to announce the unveiling of the first two electric buses to be used in RideKC public transit service in the Kansas City region. Evergy is sponsoring the vehicles with specially branded graphics that will be unveiled at the event. 

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24
Mar
2021

Newly Appointed KCATA Board Members Attend March Meeting

Date:March 24, 2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) welcomed two new commissioners at the March 24, 2021 board meeting. The newly appointed commissioners, Reginald Townsend and Janee Hanzlick attended their first board meeting since being appointed.

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24
Mar
2021

KCATA Awarded Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

Date:March 24, 2021

KCATA has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2019. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded KCATA with the honor in early March. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the second year in a row KCATA has received the award.

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18
Mar
2021

Ridekc Will Provide Shuttles To The Mega Vaccination Event At Arrowhead

Date:March 18, 2021

RideKC will provide shuttles for eligible Jackson County residents with appointments to the Mega Vaccination Event at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20. The shuttles are only for people who already have vaccination appointments at the stadium site.

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08
Mar
2021

RideKC Ready for 2021 Big 12 Tournament Fans

Date:March 08, 2021

The Big 12 Basketball Championship comes to Kansas City March 10-14, and RideKC’s Main MAX and other buses offer a fast and free no-parking option to get fans to the games.

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18
Feb
2021

RideKC Providing Special Shuttles to Local Warming Centers for City’s Houseless

Date:February 18, 2021

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is providing special shuttles from Bartle Hall’s overnight warming center to various daytime warming centers in Kansas City, Missouri to help the city’s houseless survive the frigid winter temperatures.

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01
Feb
2021

RideKC to Enforce New CDC Mask Mandate on Transit and at Transit Stops

Date:February 01, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order requiring all operators and transit customers to wear face masks at transit stops and on board to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect late tonight. According to the order, customers must wear masks while waiting at transit stops, boarding, disembarking, and the whole time on board.

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27
Jan
2021

KCATA Board of Commissioner Elects New Officers; Adds Two New Appointees

Date:January 27, 2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) elected new officers at the Jan. 27, 2021, board meeting.

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23
Dec
2020

RideKC Rolls Back Service Jan. 4 Due to COVID-19 Impact

Date:December 23, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will temporarily roll back some RideKC transit service starting Monday, Jan. 4. This is due to the increasing community spread of COVID-19, which is resulting in higher than normal absenteeism among KCATA’s operator workforce.

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14
Dec
2020

KCATA Wins KDOT Innovation and Technology Grant to Improve Public Transit Integration

Date:December 14, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – Dec. 10, 2020) – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has been awarded a $59,000 innovation and technology grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to integrate micro transit into Transit, RideKC’s official app for bi-state regional transit.

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