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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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Complete Streets signs posted on Broadway

BikeWalkKC has put signs up along Broadway Boulevard suggesting ways to make city streets more “complete streets.” By BikeWalk’s definition, that means “roads should be designed and built to include everyone – walkers, cyclists, ...
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Better Block comes to Broadway and 40th Terrace

Broadway Boulevard at 40th Terrace will be transformed for a day, Oct. 18, into an ideal bicycle and pedestrian environment. The intersection is this year’s Better Block project, intended as a one-day real life demonstration of “how ...

KCATA gets grant for Prospect Avenue upgrades

Courtesy the office of the mayor. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will get a $1.2 million federal grant for improvements in the Prospect Avenue corridor. Mayor Sly James and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox announced the ...