Summer bus passes are available for Kansas City teens.

Youth bus pass gets teens to summer jobs and school

Summer bus passes are available for Kansas City teens. The Metro is offering special summer bus passes for 12-to-18-year olds to help them get to work, summer school or anywhere else they need to go. The passes, called Tranz It, are a monthly ...
Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right: candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis Anthony (5th district).

Council candidates contemplate transportation decisions

Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right): candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis ...
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Proposed hotel would be magnet for conventions, officials say

In the last decade, Kansas City spent $6.5 billion upgrading downtown infrastructure, officials said today, but the lack of a big convention center hotel remained an open pothole. But today Mayor Sly James announced plans to build an 800-room, ...
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First streetcar stop sparks a party

The city celebrated its first streetcar station stop on Friday, with 15 more stops left to go. People went to an outdoor party at the stop at 16th and Main streets, complete with food and drink from Anton’s Taproom. The two-mile streetcar ...
Mayor Pro Tempe Cindy Circo led the efforts to work out a deal that will keep Uber in Kansas City.

Uber and KC make peace

Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo led the efforts to work out a deal that will keep Uber in Kansas City. When the new and old collided, Councilwoman Cindy Circo said, it took a little work. To keep Uber in Kansas City, the city council today passed ...
Transportation advocates posed for a selfie, intending it as a message to Washington that they want Congress to pass reauthorize a transportation bill that will help Kansas City.

Prospect MAX, other projects rely on federal funding, rally speakers say

Transportation advocates posed for a selfie, intending it as a message to Washington that they want Congress to pass reauthorize a transportation bill that will help Kansas City. “Stand up and demand that elected officials support a highway ...
Courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

Bus service to baseball stadium extended

Courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Just in time for baseball season, the Metro is extending service to Kauffman Stadium along Blue Ridge Cutoff seven days a week. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) first extended ...
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Do you appreciate your bus driver?

Today is the annual bus driver appreciation day, a celebration started by transit riders in Seattle in 2009. Hans Gerwitz and Shannon Thomas wrote a blog post that inspired the International Bus Driver Appreciation Day movement. They chose March ...
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Former KCK Mayor Reardon takes over as CEO of ATA

Robbie Makinen, Chairman of the KCATA Board of Commissioners, welcomed new President and CEO Joe Reardon, as Mayor Sly James looked on. Courtesy KCATA. The Kansas City bus system has a new head – and his appointment signals the agency’s ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Streetcar money to be used, without earmark for more streetcars

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. What to do with about $8.8 million borrowed toward a streetcar expansion that voters later rejected? After more than an hour of debate largely over appearances, the city ...