KCATA

Electric bus sits on display in Kansas City
Bill Grady
September 11, 2019 - 7:38 am
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Area Transit Authority will have two zero-emissions electric buses in its fleet in the summer of 2020. RideKC held a show-and-tell session on Tuesday to give people a look at the new vehicle, built by Gillig Corporation . "(The buses) are manufactured in Livermore...
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Urban citizens ride city bus
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Bill Grady
September 06, 2019 - 8:18 am
Kansas City is inching closer to eliminating bus fares, and the system’s man in charge says the idea could have a huge ripple effect. Robbie Mackinen, president and CEO of the Kansas City Transportation Authority, says most of the system’s riders are headed to and from work and school. He believes...
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RideKC
Bill Grady
March 06, 2019 - 5:47 am
Kansas City, Mo - A joint project involving involving RideKC and Park Hill Schools will soon test driverless buses in the Northland. Twelve-passenger autonomous buses will be tested on private property at Zona Rosa before the end of this summer. An operator will be on board, just to be on the safe...
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Bill Grady
January 23, 2019 - 4:46 am
Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says he is not opposed to a physical barrier at some points on the U.S./Mexico border, but he said spending nearly $6 billion on a wall does not make sense to him. Cleaver was in Kansas City Tuesday to thank people who are helping furloughed federal workers in the area...
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Lime YouTube Channel
Marc LaVoie
September 11, 2018 - 6:12 am
First, there were Bird scooters. Now, a competitor, Lime, is entering the Kansas City market for cheap urban transportation. Lime planned to drop off scooters around town Tuesday morning after working out terms with the Kansas City Council and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority. KCATA president...
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Under a sunny sky, buses are waiting at the new KCATA transit center
Jim Cunningham
May 31, 2018 - 1:57 pm
The KCATA marks the official opening of their new 3-Trails Transit Center at Bannister & Blue Ridge Blvd on Thursday afternoon. KCATA President & CEO Robbie Makinen says this is just another part of the future of transit in Kansas City. "This is an ATA that's going to be innovative. We are...
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Michael Ronnebaum
January 04, 2018 - 7:21 am
The Kansas City Area Transit Authority is changing several RideKC routes this month. The changes will affect 11 Northeast-Westside routes and several routes between Johnson County and downtown Kansas City, Missouri. RideKC is also expanding service to the University of Kansas Hospital, said Chuck...
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RideKC
Marc LaVoie
July 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
The Kansas City Area Transit Authority is offering an air-conditioned cooling bus as a place for people to take a break from the heat. RideKC will park the bus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main transit center at 10th and Main on any day in which a heat advisory is declared. Heat indexes are...
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KCATA
Michael Ronnebaum
May 01, 2017 - 6:03 am
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority begins offering a new app Monday that is designed to help people with disabilities. The new KCATA app is called RideKC Freedom On-Demand. The one-year pilot program will assist ADA customers get around the metro. "We need to be a mobility company, not...
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Jim Cunningham
April 24, 2017 - 6:20 am
Some changes could be coming to nearly two dozen Kansas City bus routes The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is holding several public meetings on proposed bus route changes, which could take effect July 2. The changes would involve underperforming routes, said Cynthia Baker, KCATA...
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