The Kansas City Kansas Community College is joining the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s (KCATA) U-Pass program this year, providing an all-access transit pass to local college students.
KCATA already has partnerships with University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), and Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City (MCCKC) to provide U-Pass to all enrolled students.
“We are excited for so many students to be able to travel throughout the region using just their student ID,” said Melissa Bynum, unified government commissioner and board member of the KCATA. “These valuable partnerships are helping us continue to build an integrated seamless transit system.”
RideKC will hold on-campus “How-To-Ride Clinics” during the next several weeks. Students will be able to access the bus and ask any questions about the transit service.
With a current school ID, students at these three schools have access to all RideKC buses. The U-Pass covers not just trips to campus, but can be used for traveling to jobs, entertainment, and shopping throughout the region. In 2016, MCCKC and KCAI began offering U-Pass to students; UMKC has offered the U-Pass for several years.
The U-Pass gives students an easy way to make connections around the region without the expense of buying a bus pass. RideKC offers more than 90 routes throughout the Kansas City region.