MIAMI — On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Crist signed legislation into law that will create a framework for future rail projects, modernize travel and energize Florida’s economy. For the full story, click here.
As part of this partnership, the KCATA will provide important services to KC Streetcar operations, including inclusion of KC Streetcar into KCATA regional radio operations, inclusion of KC Streetcar in KCATA’s Regional Call Center Passenger Information Hotline and federally-required ADA complementary paratransit service.
Fifty four newly recruited conductors and assistant conductors to assist with passenger safety and comfort, on-time performance and fare collection.
Keith Jones, formerly of URS Corp., will serve as interim executive director, while Ozell Hayes will serve as interim director for safety, security and training.
According to the agency, the train station lacks required public telephone technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; does not provide a visual information system for passengers waiting outside on platforms to update them about delays and schedule changes.
Valley Metro’s partnership with Safe Place began in 2013. Teens that are homeless, have left their homes because of abuse or neglect, or have been asked to leave by parents or guardians can seek help at any light rail station 24-hours a day.
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