Transit Action Network (TAN)

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KCATA Announces “How to Ride Clinics”

Posted by Transit Action Network on March 31, 2011

Spread the word. KCATA wants to save you thousands of dollars a year.

As gas prices rise, public transit becomes more and more attractive.  During the month of April receive one-on-one help learning about The Metro at KCATA How to Ride Clinics. New riders at the clinics will get a free 3-day pass.

How-to-Ride clinics will take place on the following days, locations and times.

  • April 2: Blue Ridge Crossing Shopping Center, North side of parking lot, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • April 9: City Market, Park-and-Ride at 3rd & Grand, 9 a.m. – noon
  • April 9: Costco, Linwood & Gillham, West side of parking lot, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • April 16: Waldo, 75th & Wornall, on the far side of the CVS parking lot, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you can’t make it to a clinic, check out the Starter Kit for New Riders and begin riding The Metro and MAX .

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2 Responses to “KCATA Announces “How to Ride Clinics””

  1. sharon pendleton said

    How in the world did Kansas City get into the 21st Century with a transit system so confused that the new rider requires a “workshop” to navigate it? Shame on Kansas City and those in charge of this transit system.

    • Suzanne said

      I think KCATA is doing the right thing reaching out to the community and explaining how the bus system works with theses clinics. The Metro isn’t any harder to use than any other public transit system. What is hard is getting Kansas City people out of the their cars and onto buses. High gas prices might do that and these clinics help new riders to know all about the system including the Call Center and how to use the on-line Trip Planner- which is used all over the country. Most transit agencies have “how to ride” information on-line, but believe it or not, some people aren’t on the Internet or not comfortable with it. Caring enough to help people personally to make the transition from driving to riding seems like good Mid-Western values to me.

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