RideKC Transit Official Statement on Parade and Rally Tragedy

Date:February 16, 2024
RideKC Transit Official Statement on Parade and Rally Tragedy

RideKC Official Statement Regarding the Recent Tragedy

Yesterday started out full of celebration and comradery as RideKC Transit (Streetcar, Bus, and Bike) carried thousands of excited fans to the Chiefs Super Bowl Parade and Rally. Unfortunately, things took a tragic turn, resulting in the heartbreaking death of one Kansas Citian and injuring at least 22 others, including innocent children.  Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families, and all those affected by the senseless act of gun violence that transpired that day.

The Ride KC Transit team joins our City, and our entire community, in mourning this shattering loss, and we stand united in our commitment to fostering a safe and secure environment for everyone who utilizes Kansas City’s public transportation services. We recognize that events like this impact the fabric of our society, causing grief and leaving lasting scars on the affected families and the community at large.

Gun violence has become an insidious epidemic, affecting communities nationwide and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. It is incumbent upon us, as responsible stewards of public safety, to recognize the urgency of this issue and collectively work towards lasting solutions.

Our commitment to creating a safe community extends beyond our transit services. We pledge to work collaboratively with our passengers, neighbors, and City, County, and elected officials to ensure that our shared spaces are secure and welcoming. Together, we can cultivate an environment where everyone feels protected, supported, and free from the threat of violence.

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