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Calling all would-be streetcar drivers

File photo:streetcar stop in city market area. Ever dream of being a streetcar driver? Here’s your chance. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority Operations team is hiring both drivers and mechanic/technicians, according to the streetcar authority’s ...
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Bus service hosts meetings to discuss proposed route changes

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is considering several routes changes, including several in Midtown. The agency will host several meetings to explain the proposals and allow people to comment on them. The changes affect ...
This map shows Kansas City area schools that are participating in Walk to School Day today. In Kansas City, participation is highest on the Kansas side of the state line.

It’s Walk to School Day – what’s behind it

  This map shows Kansas City area schools that are participating in Walk to School Day today. In Kansas City, participation is highest on the Kansas side of the state line. Courtesy BikeWalk KC. Today is international Walk to School Day, ...
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Prospect Max bus line to get formal city support

A city council committee today advanced a resolution of support for a Prospect MAX bus line and committed $12.4 million in city money. The resolution, scheduled for a full council vote later today, supports an application for federal approval ...
County Executive Mike Sanders are the announcement that Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are buying the Rock Island rail corridor.

Jackson County, KCATA deal opens vast transit and development possibilities

County Executive Mike Sanders are the announcement that Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are buying the Rock Island rail corridor. If you bike, hike or ride rail or buses, officials say you win in a historic deal ...
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Fewer people riding buses in KC

Courtesy KCATA. For whatever reasons, bus ridership is down in Kansas City this year. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority had 4.4 percent fewer riders through June, officials reported Monday to the mayor and city manager. Joe Reardon, ...
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Prospect MAX bus route takes a step forward

File photo. MAX bus service on Prospect Avenue is one step closer following a key approval at the federal level. According to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the federal government recently cleared the proposed MAX route ...
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Another step toward unified transit: bus and streetcar service agreement

File photo:streetcar stop in city market area. In another step toward a unified regional transportation system, the city bus service has made an agreement with the new streetcar system to provide some support and services. The cooperative agreement ...
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Downtown streetcar system almost ready, minus streetcars

Delivery of the Kansas City streetcars is months late and city officials are putting pressure on the manufacturer, officials said Wednesday. The first streetcar was to arrive in June, then September and now not until December, said Ralph Davis, ...
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Bus system gets grant for terrorism, hostile situation training

Courtesy KCATA. The Kansas City bus system is going to get training on how to respond to a terrorist attack on the transit system The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a $175,000 federal grant for training and developing a plan for ...