The following is a statement from the KCATA Board of Commissioners.
At its July 27, 2022 meeting, the Board of Commissioners for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) approved an agreement under which the Board accepted the resignation of Robbie Makinen as CEO for KCATA. The Board wants to express its appreciation for Robbie’s service to KCATA, first as a Commissioner and then as its CEO. Under Robbie’s leadership, KCATA has been an innovator in public transit, expanding the mission of KCATA beyond bus service to include things like the RideKC Bike+Scooter program, and the Zero Fare initiative that all but eliminated fares for those using KCATA buses. These programs have led the nation in trying to arrest the effects of a changing climate, while also providing an equitable system for those who are most reliant on KCATA’s vehicles to get to their jobs, medical appointments, and other needed destinations.
KCATA’s Board wishes Robbie nothing but the best in his future endeavors.