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Help develop downtown transit plan

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is looking for input into the future of downtown transit. They’re asking for help to develop a strategic plan that includes proposed route changes and new transit hubs. The ATA says the ...
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Streetcars, bridges, bikes, trails and more: projects to be done if state tax passes

A state commission today listed more than $875 million Kansas City area projects to fund with a transportation tax – including almost $144 million for the proposed streetcar extension. The 48 Kansas City area projects would be funded over ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

City wants state sales tax money for streetcars

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. Two proposed sales tax increases could in effect be one if they dance together, city officials say. On Aug. 5, voters statewide will decide whether to approve a ¾ cent ...
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New bus route connects KU Med, KCK

Bus riders who need to get to or from Kansas City, Kansas have a new option. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Ks. have announced a new route that will provide access to KCK ...

Chastain to get his vote, on city terms

A Jackson County judge ruled Friday that Clay Chastain can put his proposed sales tax increases for light rail to voters, but the city gets to write the ballot language. Also, the city would not have to build rail if the taxes pass, according ...
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Ditch a car and save big, says public transit group

After a spike in gasoline prices, public transit riders in many cities save more than $10,000 a year, according to a recent report. The May Transit Savings Report cites the savings for 16 of the top 20 cities for public transit (Kansas City ...
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Ride bus for 75 cents on ozone alert days

On summer days when the ozone levels are high in Kansas City, bus riders get a reduced fare. The annual program began on June 1. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) again this year offers a 75 cent fare when an ozone alert ...
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Ground broken for downtown streetcar route

Workers in hard hats walked through a crowd where people chanted “Move that street” and exchanged high fives with them. A backhoe blade soon scooped asphalt and dumped chunks into a big truck. Noise, dust, drama. So began the official start ...
The new boundaries of the TDD as proposed by the streetcar expansion project.

Judge rules for streetcar extension vote

  The boundaries of the TDD as proposed by the streetcar expansion project. A Jackson County Judge ruled today that citizens can vote on expanding the Kansas City streetcar system. Judge Marco Roldan said the proposed transportation district ...
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Study reports far more people biking to work

By Joe Lambe The number of people commuting to work on bicycles has increased by 60 percent, a new Census Bureau report states. While the number of people walking to work has remained stable, the number using bikes went from about 488,000 in ...