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KCATA breaks ground on 3rd MAX BRT line

Bus| October 30, 2018

Will include real-time arrival information, Wi-Fi service, and passenger-friendly transit centers.

 

[Video] CEOs in Autonomous Vehicles with Robbie Makinen

Technology| October 17, 2018

One of the most innovative CEOs in America and CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), Robbie Makinen, joined Paul Comfort to discuss the need to interweave new technology into public transportation. He also shared an idea of how KCATA might adopt autonomous vehicles into their service.

Accessibility| October 9, 2018

KCATA expands RideKC Freedom On-Demand program

By the end of November, the on-demand service is on track to surpass 100,000 rides.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Kansas City's Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, 'Smart' Endeavor

Since voters green-lit the project by approving its major funding source in 2012, some $1.7 billion in economic development has initiated around the 2.2-mile streetcar line.

March 22, 2017

How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.

Rail| March 9, 2017

2 KC streetcar petitions headed for August ballot

One of the petitions seeks two sales taxes totaling three-eighths of a cent for 25 years to pay for streetcar expansion, while the other would prohibit Kansas City from doing any planning or implementing of any fixed-rail expansion without a citywide vote.

Rail| December 28, 2016

Petition to expand KC Streetcar garners enough signatures for April vote

The streetcar plan would ask voters to approve a three-eighths-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile streetcar system, building on the city’s 2.2-mile streetcar starter route.

University| August 22, 2016

KCATA offers all-access transit pass to 3 colleges, universities

KCATA will hold on-campus How-To-Ride Clinics during the next two weeks at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City Art Institute and Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City (MCCKC).

Rail| June 1, 2016

[Video] Man crashes into KC Streetcar

Onboard surveillance cameras captured video of a car smashing into the side of the KC Streetcar. No one was injured in the collision.Video courtesy of the Kansas City Star


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article80882932.html#storylink=cpy

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.

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