Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)

Kansas City, MO 64108

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About Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)

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1200 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
http://www.kcata.org/
816.221.0660

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The KCATA strives to provide a safe, reliable and innovative system that grows to meet the changing transit needs of metropolitan Kansas City.

Products and Press Releases

Shared Mobility

Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City launch microtransit paratransit service

Feb. 28, 2024
The new microtransit and paratransit service will be powered by RideCo's cloud-based application.
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Management

2023 election results: Four out of five transit measures pass

The results of the 2023 election continue a trend for public transit initiatives, as more than 85 percent of ballot measures to fund public transit have passed during the past...
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Management

Kansas City voters say yes to 3/8-cent sales tax

Nov. 9, 2023
The 3/8-cent sales tax supports approximately 30 percent of the RideKC bus system.
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Bus

KCATA launches RideKC

July 5, 2023
RideKC is a new route that will connect locals and visitors to some of Kansas City’s top attractions and begins the new 18X East-West connector from Southwest Boulevard to the...
Infrastructure

KCATA applies for Corridor Identification and Development grant for potential intercity rail system

May 19, 2023
The proposed intercity rail corridor would impact 15 counties in the Kansas City Metro Area and would roughly extend from Topeka in the west to Independence on the east
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Management

KCATA Board of Commissioners approves three affordable multi-family housing developments

May 16, 2023
The three new affordable multi-family housing developments brings the total number of new units to 212, bringing numerous benefits to east side Kansas City neighborhoods.
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KCATA names Frank White III permanent president and CEO

Jan. 27, 2023
In August of 2022, White was named to the interim CEO position by the KCATA Board of Commissioners.
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Management

KCATA kicks off RideKC East-West Transit Study

May 19, 2022
The study will evaluate an east-west, high-capacity transit connection between the area around the University of Kansas Health System campus in Kansas City, Kan., and the area...
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RideKC introduces new mobile Flex app

Feb. 15, 2022
The new RideKC Flex app, powered by Spare Labs, can be used for all Flex zones in Missouri.
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The area to be studied is shaded in blue.
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The area to be studied is shaded in blue.
The area to be studied is shaded in blue.
Rail

KC Streetcar Authority, KCATA to study multimodal east-west connections

The East-West study is estimated to begin in early 2022 and take approximately 12 months to complete.

Articles & News

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40 Under 40

2023 40 Under 40: AJ Farris, MUP

Aug. 22, 2023
AJ Farris, MUP, Planning and Scheduling Manager, KCATA
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Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.
Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.
Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.
Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.
Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.
Management

People on the Move: Palm Tran, KCATA, Operation Lifesaver

Palm Tran and KCATA make appointments to their executive teams, while OLI names state coordinators.
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The Lane Transit District Board approved Jameson Auten's appointment to be come LTD's new general manager and CEO with an estimated start date in early November.
The Lane Transit District Board approved Jameson Auten's appointment to be come LTD's new general manager and CEO with an estimated start date in early November.
The Lane Transit District Board approved Jameson Auten's appointment to be come LTD's new general manager and CEO with an estimated start date in early November.
The Lane Transit District Board approved Jameson Auten's appointment to be come LTD's new general manager and CEO with an estimated start date in early November.
The Lane Transit District Board approved Jameson Auten's appointment to be come LTD's new general manager and CEO with an estimated start date in early November.
Management

Auten to start as Lane Transit District GM/CEO in November

Aug. 18, 2022
LTD’s Board voted unanimously to approve Auten’s contract following a five-month national search.
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Frank White III, vice president of RideKC Development Corporation, has been appointed by the KCATA Board of Commissioners to serve as interim CEO of the transit authority while the board undertakes a nationwide search for a permanent CEO.
Frank White III, vice president of RideKC Development Corporation, has been appointed by the KCATA Board of Commissioners to serve as interim CEO of the transit authority while the board undertakes a nationwide search for a permanent CEO.
Frank White III, vice president of RideKC Development Corporation, has been appointed by the KCATA Board of Commissioners to serve as interim CEO of the transit authority while the board undertakes a nationwide search for a permanent CEO.
Frank White III, vice president of RideKC Development Corporation, has been appointed by the KCATA Board of Commissioners to serve as interim CEO of the transit authority while the board undertakes a nationwide search for a permanent CEO.
Frank White III, vice president of RideKC Development Corporation, has been appointed by the KCATA Board of Commissioners to serve as interim CEO of the transit authority while the board undertakes a nationwide search for a permanent CEO.
Management

KCATA names Frank White III as interim CEO

Aug. 10, 2022
White serves as vice president of the Ride KC Development Corporation and will assume his new duties immediately, while KCATA begins a nationwide search.
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Robbie Makinen, who has served and president and CEO of KCATA since 2016, has resigned.
Robbie Makinen, who has served and president and CEO of KCATA since 2016, has resigned.
Robbie Makinen, who has served and president and CEO of KCATA since 2016, has resigned.
Robbie Makinen, who has served and president and CEO of KCATA since 2016, has resigned.
Robbie Makinen, who has served and president and CEO of KCATA since 2016, has resigned.
Management

Robbie Makinen resigns from KCATA

July 28, 2022
Makinen has been a mainstay at KCATA for the past 15 years and drove innovative solutions, developed new community partnerships and delivered service expansions.
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Federal, municipal and transit officials marked the start of track construction for the Main Street Extension of the KC Streetcar on April 6. [KC Streetcar Authority]
Federal, municipal and transit officials marked the start of track construction for the Main Street Extension of the KC Streetcar on April 6. [KC Streetcar Authority]
Federal, municipal and transit officials marked the start of track construction for the Main Street Extension of the KC Streetcar on April 6. [KC Streetcar Authority]
Federal, municipal and transit officials marked the start of track construction for the Main Street Extension of the KC Streetcar on April 6. [KC Streetcar Authority]
Federal, municipal and transit officials marked the start of track construction for the Main Street Extension of the KC Streetcar on April 6. [KC Streetcar Authority]
Infrastructure

Track construction begins on Kansas City Streetcar’s Main Street Extension

April 7, 2022
Track construction on the streetcar extension is expected to take 2.5 years with service projected to begin in 2025.
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U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at an event introducing the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor - a two state, 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at an event introducing the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor - a two state, 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at an event introducing the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor - a two state, 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at an event introducing the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor - a two state, 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at an event introducing the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor - a two state, 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor.
Infrastructure

Kansas-Missouri Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor project proposed

Feb. 22, 2022
The 24-mile regional rapid transit corridor would connect Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., and Independence, Mo.
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Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40: Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA

Nov. 23, 2021
Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, MBA, Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
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City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., Brian David Platt, seated, signs the FFGA finalizing the $174-million in funds through the CIG Program for the KC Streetcar Main Street extension.
City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., Brian David Platt, seated, signs the FFGA finalizing the $174-million in funds through the CIG Program for the KC Streetcar Main Street extension.
City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., Brian David Platt, seated, signs the FFGA finalizing the $174-million in funds through the CIG Program for the KC Streetcar Main Street extension.
City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., Brian David Platt, seated, signs the FFGA finalizing the $174-million in funds through the CIG Program for the KC Streetcar Main Street extension.
City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., Brian David Platt, seated, signs the FFGA finalizing the $174-million in funds through the CIG Program for the KC Streetcar Main Street extension.
Rail

FTA finalizes $174 million FFGA with Kansas City for the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension

Jan. 11, 2021
The 3.5-mile extension builds upon the city’s successful “starter line” and will bring streetcar service south from Union Station to the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
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A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.
A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.
A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.
A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.
A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.
Management

More than $220 million in USDOT BUILD grants awarded to transit and passenger rail projects

Sept. 17, 2020
USDOT awarded $1 billion in this round of BUILD grants to 70 projects, 13 of which will improve how people move on transit and rail systems in urban and rural America.

Videos & Resources

RideKC: Connecting Kansas City in New Ways
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RideKC: Connecting Kansas City in New Ways

July 27, 2016
Ride KC’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has a new look and is connecting Kansas City in new ways.

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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

KCATA unveils zero-emission buses sponsored by Evergy

April 12, 2021
The two buses from GILLIG offer enhanced passenger comfort and safety features and will be put into service later this spring on MAX lines and local routes.
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KCATA awarded KDOT technology grant

Dec. 18, 2020
The $59,000-grant will help KCATA integrate micro transit into Transit, RideKC’s official app for bi-state regional transit.
Management

RideKC reduces service due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19

Dec. 8, 2020
The agency reminds customers the system should be used for essential trips only, which has been in effect since Nov. 18.
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Mobile Applications

KCATA partners with Alphapointe to roll out new transit app for visually impaired

Nov. 16, 2020
The app provides location-specific audio instructions to help navigate 51 bus stops, East Village Transit Center, 75th Street Transit Center and 31 intersections in Kansas City...
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The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
Management

Transit project FY20 BUILD grant tally stands at $67.16 million

Sept. 11, 2020
Four transit projects have been awarded more than $67 million in FY20 BUILD grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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FTA announces $14 million in grant awards to 25 projects to advance transit innovation nationwide

AIM grant recipients will deploy new transportation technologies and services, including microtransit, vehicle automation, integrating ride-hailing services with transit and contactless...
Mobile Applications

RideKC partners with Swiftly to launch improved real-time information

Aug. 18, 2020
Customers and RideKC staff can now access more accurate bus arrival and position information right from their phone, via the free Transit app.
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The Transit app allows riders to plan their trips in real time.
The Transit app allows riders to plan their trips in real time.
The Transit app allows riders to plan their trips in real time.
The Transit app allows riders to plan their trips in real time.
The Transit app allows riders to plan their trips in real time.
Mobile Applications

RideKC announces Transit as its new official app

May 7, 2020
Riders now have a go-to app for real-time information, trip planning and payments.
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Each MAX BRT station will feature real-time departure information.
Each MAX BRT station will feature real-time departure information.
Each MAX BRT station will feature real-time departure information.
Each MAX BRT station will feature real-time departure information.
Each MAX BRT station will feature real-time departure information.
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KCATA to open Prospect MAX BRT on Dec. 9

Oct. 24, 2019
Stakeholders say the new BRT line will not only deliver exceptional service but offer advanced technology for an improved customer experience.