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07
Dec
2020

RideKC Reduces Service Due to Staffing Shortages Related to COVID-19  

Date:December 07, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation announces a temporary reduction in RideKC transit service starting Monday, Dec. 14, due to staffing shortages among the operator workforce and increasing community spread of COVID-19. RideKC transit should be used for essential trips only, effective Nov. 18. 

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17
Nov
2020

COVID Exposure Updates

Date:November 17, 2020

RideKC has confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for bus operators.

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17
Nov
2020

RideKC Reduces Bus Service Due to COVID-19 Impact

Date:November 17, 2020

he Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will temporarily roll back some RideKC transit service starting Monday, Nov. 23. 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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09
Nov
2020

KCATA Holds Public Online Meetings To Share Transit Redesign Developed By Customers, Stakeholders

Date:November 09, 2020
KCATA Holds Public Online Meetings To Share Transit Redesign Developed By Customers, Stakeholders

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 9, 2020) – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will hold virtual public meetings to present the RideKC Next transit plan developed by customers and stakeholders over the last year and a half. Customers are encouraged to attend the online meetings to provide valuable input about this next phase of the RideKC Next plan in Kansas City, Mo.

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02
Nov
2020

RideKC Transit App Provides Transit Directions To Polling Places on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

Date:November 02, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is reminding voters that they can easily take RideKC transit to their polling place for free. All polling places for the Nov. 3 election are available on RideKC’s official app, Transit.

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28
Oct
2020

KCATA Partners with Alphapointe to Roll Out New Transit App for Visually Impaired

Date:October 28, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in partnership with Alphapointe and Sensible Innovation, has developed a wayfinding app to help blind and visually impaired transit customers use transit more safely and accurately. It is the first application of its kind to be applied to an entire transit corridor in the United States.

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27
Oct
2020

KCATA Partners with Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to Provide Free Shuttle to Arrowhead on Election Day, Nov. 3

Date:October 27, 2020

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will provide free shuttle service on RideKC buses from the East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte in downtown Kansas City to Arrowhead Stadium on Election Day. The shuttle will run between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. approximately every 30 minutes on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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31
Aug
2020

KCATA Receives $600K Innovation Grant for Precision Guidance Sensors

Date:August 31, 2020

KCATA today announced that it will receive $600,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) initiative to support mobility and innovation in the transit industry.

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17
Aug
2020

RideKC Partners with Swiftly to Launch Improved Real-Time Information

Date:August 17, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – Aug. 17, 2020) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with Swiftly, Inc., a San Francisco-based big data platform for public transit and mobility services, to bring improved real-time transit arrival and vehicle crowding predictions to RideKC. These improvements were tested internally at KCATA in 2020 and are now fully implemented.

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28
Jul
2020

RideKC Improves Service August 2; New East Village Transit Center Opens

Date:July 28, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo. – July 27, 2020) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) announces good news for RideKC customers beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. First, the newly built East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte will open for bus service. Second, starting in August, several routes will restore weekday service, or add trips where crowding has been occurring.

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