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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 ...
Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right: candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis Anthony (5th district).

Council candidates contemplate transportation decisions

Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right): candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis ...
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Proposed hotel would be magnet for conventions, officials say

In the last decade, Kansas City spent $6.5 billion upgrading downtown infrastructure, officials said today, but the lack of a big convention center hotel remained an open pothole. But today Mayor Sly James announced plans to build an 800-room, ...
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First streetcar stop sparks a party

The city celebrated its first streetcar station stop on Friday, with 15 more stops left to go. People went to an outdoor party at the stop at 16th and Main streets, complete with food and drink from Anton’s Taproom. The two-mile streetcar ...