Kansas City Area Transportation Authority formed 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, an all-access transit pass to university students.

KCATA will hold on-campus How-To-Ride Clinics during the next two 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. This is the first year MCCKC and KCAI are 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.

“We are excited for so many students to be able to travel throughout the region using just their student ID,” said KCATA President/CEO Robbie Makinen. “These valuable partnerships are helping us continue to build an integrated seamless transit system.”

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