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Archive for April, 2015

Transit Updates – Day Pass, RideKC and Real-Time Information

Posted by Transit Action Network on April 30, 2015


  1. Starting May 1, a Regional Transit Day Pass will take effect. For $3 you can ride local buses on all four transit systems. This pass includes all the non-Commuter Express buses in the region. All UGT and IndeBus routes, Max, non-commuter express routes on the METRO and 3 routes on the JO, which includes #575/#875 75th St-Quivira, #556/#856 Metcalf Plaza CONNEX and #672 Downtown Midday.  In addition, the 3 day visitor pass will be available on the same routes. More info: KCATA Bulletin 
  2. The regional transit website is operating although it is still in development. Bookmark this site, because it will become the go to site for regional trip planning in the near future.
  3. KCATA partnered with Google to provide real-time transit information to its riders. Metro and MAX real-time departures on Google Maps ( and Google Maps for Mobile. More info: KCATA Bulletin

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Transit Talk April 28 – Transit Vision and Safety With KCATA CEO Joe Reardon and VP Sam Desue

Posted by Transit Action Network on April 27, 2015

KKFI 90.1 FMJoe Reardon has been on the job as the new CEO of KCATA for one month. What is his vision for our regional transit system? What direction will he take KCATA?

Also, just how safe is riding the METRO? Joe and Sam Desue, VP of Bus Operations, will talk about the safety precautions KCATA takes to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable ride, as well as what riders can do in case there is a problem.

Some large transit agencies experience 3 to 4 incidents a day. Of the 16 million transit trips last year on KCATA buses, there were only 95 incidents, so problems are rare.

Listen to podcast

Join host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network to find our more.

When: Tuesday, April 28 at 6 pm

Where: RadioActive Magazine on 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio

Link to for live streaming

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