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FTA gives $2M to Kansas City BRT, paratransit

Posted on March 1, 2005

Commuters in Kansas City, Mo., will benefit from a $2 million federal grant that will fund ongoing construction of the MAX bus rapid transit (BRT) system, as well as replacement buses for the city’s dial-a-ride service.

About $1.4 million of the grant will go toward funding the 9.5-mile long MAX project, said Federal Transit Administrator Jenna Dorn.

The remaining $630,000 will go toward the purchase of 25 replacement buses for MetroFlex, a paratransit program that serves smaller neighborhoods.

MAX will connect key employment centers in Kansas City’s central business corridor. It is scheduled to open in July 2005.

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