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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 ...
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Streetcar rally celebrates progress, art

Mayor Sly James signed the last piece of streetcar rail Wednesday and people got a look at streetcar art. The rail rally in the River Market area Wednesday clustered around a streetcar stop, where speeches were made and art was seen. Mayor Sly ...
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New tool to protect bicyclists  

Pass a bicycle too closely and you are soon down the road and anyway it comes down to your word against that of the biker. But with bike stations, bike lanes and bike routes spreading in Kansas City and elsewhere, bike law policing is also evolving. All ...
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Governor signs important transit funding bill

Courtesy KCATA. Local transit proponents are applauding a move in Jefferson City that renews the half-cent sales tax they say is critical for funding public transportation in Kansas City. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday signed the bill that ...
A panel briefed the city council on streetcar progress.

Downtown streetcars soon to run, along with political choices

A panel briefed the city council on streetcar progress. The downtown streetcar system is on schedule, under budget and will be running early next year, officials reported Thursday to the city council. It is already a success, Mayor Sly James ...
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Independence agreement: next step in regional transit system

Courtesy KCATA. Momentum is continuing toward a regional transit system. Independence this week entered into an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to manage its transit contract. The KCATA signed a similar agreement ...
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Another step toward regional transit system

Courtesy KCATA. In another step toward a region bus system, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the City of Independence are considering a cooperative agreement. The proposal heard by the Independence City Council this ...
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Cheaper bus rides aimed at reducing pollution

Courtesy KCATA. Riding Metro buses will be cheaper as the summer heats up, part of a program to reduce ozone pollution. Starting June 1, area transit agencies will pick up part of the cost of riding the bus on ozone alert days, when there is ...
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 ...