bus driver appreciation day

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 ...
IMG_3772

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 ...
51-bus-stop

ATA makes changes to Ward Parkway 51 bus route

The ATA has announced changes to a Midtown bus route that will go into effect on Jan. 5. One Midtown transit advocate has expressed concern about the change, saying it could make it harder for retirees, students and other Midtown residents to ...
untitled-(306-of-318)

First steps in regional transit are “a big deal”

Declaring “this is a big deal,” the Kansas City bus service committed to an agreement with the Johnson County bus service and promised more regional transit cooperation is coming. Robbie Makinen, chairman of the Area Transportation Association ...
bus

ATA approves regional transit branding

In another step toward a regional transportation system, the Kansas City Regional Transportation Authority has endorsed a new regional transit brand – RideKC. At a Nov. 19 meeting, the KCATA Board of Commissioners approved the new brand, ...
Untitled

City hearings focus on taxicab policy

  Photo used under a Creative Commons license courtesy Ooznu.  Kansas City residents have an opportunity to get involved in discussion of the future of the taxicab industry in Kansas City. The city will hold public hearings tomorrow in ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Downtown streetcars to get digital signs

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. No digital signs are allowed in much of the city, but they will be for the new downtown streetcar system, and criticism is expected. The city council Planning, Zoning ...
IMG

Grant a “game changer” for Jackson County commuter rail effort

A $10 million federal grant puts Jackson County farther toward a regional commuter rail, bike and trail system. Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the grant today. The county, along with regional partners such as Kansas City, Independence ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Downtown streetcar to offer frequent runs

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. The Kansas City Streetcar will run every ten minutes on weekdays and seven days a week once it is in operation in early 2016. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) ...
Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE