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KCATA offers free bus rides to paratransit users

Accessibility| August 1, 2016

Customers must be qualified to ride IndeAccess, Dial-A-Ride or Share-A-Fare. Paratransit users not familiar with riding a bus will be provided training, the report said.

APTA reveals 2016 bus safety, security 'Excellence Award' winners

Security and Safety | May 16, 2016

Winners included Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, which was recognized in the "Systems with more than 4 million and fewer than 20 million bus passenger trips" category.

Rail| May 10, 2016

Kansas City, FTA celebrate streetcar launch

The line, credited by local officials with spurring billions of dollars in investment as it was being planned and constructed, is expected to serve tens of thousands of residents as well as visitors to the growing Midwestern city.

Kansas City Art Institute students to get RideKC UPass

The agreement gives students the ability to ride all of the transit systems in the area, including KCATA, Johnson County Transit, Unified Government Transit and Independence, Mo., by using their school ID.

Management & Operations| April 29, 2016

KCATA expands Bridj program

The additional service coming on line on May 2 was developed in response to more than 100 trip requests for service from downtown to Hospital Hill and University of Kansas Medical Center.

Bus| February 11, 2016

Bridj, KCATA, Ford partner for urban mobility pilot project

The transformative program is the first U.S. public-private partnership that brings together a major U.S. transit agency, an automaker and an urban technology company with the aim of enhancing Kansas City’s existing mass transit system by providing greater access and mobility to residents.

Bus| October 30, 2015

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

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.

Management & Operations| September 22, 2015

KCATA to offer Wi-Fi on all buses by 2016

The agency started offering Wi-Fi services in early 2014, but it was only available on the MAX routes operating on Main Street and Troost Avenue, plus 22 other Metro buses.

Security and Safety | July 31, 2015

KCATA wins $174K anti-terrorism grant

About $100,000 will go toward developing a blueprint for coordinating with local law enforcement and other public safety agencies responding to any terrorist incident on a bus or affecting bus service.

Management & Operations| June 15, 2015

KCATA close to taking over city's bus, paratransit services

According to a proposed, one-year contract between the city of Independence and the KCATA, the city will pay the KCATA $685,005 for those services. Independence estimates the management transfer will save the city about $100,000 a year.

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