Bus

Kansas City to offer 'microtransit' routes to fill service gaps

Posted on October 30, 2015

KCATA
KCATA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority board recently moved ahead on lower bus fares for Johnson County riders, free transit for disabled people riding on fixed routes and a pilot project for an Uber-style, pop-up bus route system to fill in transit gaps, The Kansas City Star reported.

For the latter initiative, the authority is negotiating with a Boston-based company, Bridj that arranges bus service on an as-needed basis in its hometown and now in Washington, D.C.

The idea is to fill gaps where normal bus service is nonexistent or irregular. If KCATA eventually makes a deal with Bridj, it will be the first public-private partnership of its kind and a model to other cities, The Kansas City Star reported. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Nissan LEAF tech to be used in electric bus test

The bus, named “Yoka ECO Bus,” will feature three batteries, three electric motors and an inverter from the Nissan LEAF.

Via, Keolis Downer launch Aus. on-demand service

The Newcastle service will initially span the neighborhoods of Warners Bay, Gateshead, Charlestown, and Dudley.

N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

MTA will test 10 new buses by Proterra and New Flyer with the hope of ordering an additional 60 all-electric buses.

MCI unveils redesigned buses at UMA

Check out MCI's latest advancements at UMA, Booth 479. 

All New Flyer facilities now capable of building battery-electric buses

The Anniston, Ala., facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud, Minn.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close