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KC region gets fed grant for transit

The Kansas City region will get a $1.2 million federal grant for a program to double the number of jobs accessible by public transit over the next decade, officials announced today. The “KC Workforce Connex” initiative is an attempt to improve ...
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Downtown Streetcar system gets an image

The streetcar name and brand will be “KC Streetcar,” simple enough for what will be a not-too-flashy downtown streetcar system. The brand is not only simple but “intuitive and universal, giving Kansas City a place among the best transit ...
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UMKC students can ride bus for free

Photo courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The Metro is offering a free workshop Tuesday to help students learn how to ride the bus. According to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, UMKC students are able to ride The ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Mayor to keep on track for streetcar lines

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. Mayor Sly James said today the city will keep trying to find a way to extend the downtown streetcar line. “The downtown starter line is a success and it remains our ...
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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 ...