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  1. MO: Kansas City Streetcar Looking to Expand Service -- This Time Rolling to the NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 15--As the Kansas City Streetcar reached another milestone of more than 3.1 million riders since its inception, efforts are underway to expand service -- this time north to the Berkley Riverfront. If everything goes as planned, including securing $15 million in federal funding, the streetcar could be rolling to the Missouri River in just a few years.


  2. Several Changes Coming to RideKC Routes Oct. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Many RideKC routes will change next week, including both MAX bus rapid transit lines. The changes will improve the overall efficiency of transit service, and provide service that better matches local transit needs.


  3. Veterans Pass Available At RideKC Headquarters September 19Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Mass Transit

    A special one-day RideKC Veterans Pass event slated for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19. From 8 a.m. to noon, veterans can come to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority offices at 1200 E. 18th Street to get their Veterans Pass.


  4. MO: How Main Street MAX's New Route Will Speed Up Trips to KC's Activity CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 07--Changes coming to the Main Street Max route are aimed at making the bus service faster and more reliable for those traveling between KC's Waldo and River Market areas for work and entertainment. Beginning Oct. 1, the Main Street Max will run on Grand Boulevard between Crown Center and the River Market rather than winding through downtown Kansas City.


  5. Kcata U-Pass Transit Pass Expands to Fourth Area CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The Kansas City Kansas Community College joins the U-Pass program this year, providing an all-access transit pass to local college students. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority already has partnerships with University of Missouri-Kansas City , Kansas City Art Institute and Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City to provide U-Pass to all enrolled students.


  6. ETA Transit Expands its Real-Time Arrivals with New Colorado OfficesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Mass Transit

    ETA Transit Systems has announced it has established an additional regional headquarters in Colorado Springs. The expansion, driven by substantial growth along the Pacific Coast and neighboring states helps to provide customers west of the Mississippi River with closer, more responsive service and serves as a rallying point to join satellite offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City, Missouri with key leadership and decision makers.


  7. MO: Roads that Pay for Themselves: Startup Nears Two Smart Pavement Pilot Project ContractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 14--After years of planning, the next several months are when Tim Sylvester will get the chance to start testing out what he's been telling people for years: roads can pay for themselves. Sylvester's company, Integrated Roadways, wants to put sensors, phone and Internet connectivity and other hardware inside the surfaces society drives on.


  8. MO: KC Streetcar Supporters Defy Opposition Vote, Say Expansion Planning Will ContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 09--Proponents of Kansas City streetcar expansion said Wednesday that planning will continue despite a voter-approved measure that prohibits city involvement in the project. In the long-run, the vote against streetcar expansion could potentially be overturned by the City Council, although any decision on that isn't likely until after a planned airport election this November.


  9. MO: Tuesday's Elections in the KC Area Include Streetcar QuestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Mass Transit

    While it's a low-profile summer election, voters will decide important issues, including rail transit, minimum wage and tax questions. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. This is the first election in which Missouri's new photo voter ID law is in effect.


  10. MO: Rail-to-Trail Plan Official ResignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 04--A key Jackson County official in the discussion about adding bike trails and possibly more public-transit options has resigned. Calvin Williford, executive director of the county's Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority, resigned this week.


  11. MO: KC Voters Face Three Streetcar Proposals This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | Mass Transit

    July 18--Kansas City has three streetcar ballot questions that voters are considering this summer, which could help determine whether the downtown streetcar system expands or not. An unusual mail-in election process is already underway, with ballots due by Aug. 1 to the Jackson County Circuit Court.


  12. MO: KC Mayor Comes Out Strong for New Airport Terminal, Streetcar ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Mass Transit

    June 20--Kansas City Mayor Sly James has been noticeably absent from recent town hall meetings about Kansas City International Airport, preferring to let the City Council and the public hash out contentious arguments about how to modernize the airport. But on Monday evening, before a receptive downtown audience, James reiterated his strong support for a new single terminal, echoing the airlines' refrain that the current facility just doesn't work well for today's larger and fuller planes and can't be remodeled to work for the future.


  13. Team Selected to Study Southern KC Streetcar ExtensionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The KC Streetcar Authority , in coordination with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , selected the team led by HDR to conduct a KC Streetcar Southern Extension study to assess multi-modal transportation needs. The KC Streetcar Southern Extension Technical Services will build upon the downtown streetcar service and will support work required to further develop and advance the southern extension towards the University of Missouri, Kansas City .


  14. MI: Detroit's Streetcar Gets Ready to DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Mass Transit

    After her clothing business, The Traveling Pants Co., closes in the evenings, she plans to hop on the streetcar from her location at the recently opened North End Collective near Grand Boulevard and head downtown to try out the restaurants -- no need to mess with additional parking. "This development is great," she said recently, describing the 3.3-mile streetcar line and the new stores near the collective as another sign of the Motor City's rebirth.


  15. MO: Kansas City is Already Gearing up for Streetcar Expansion VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance is gearing up for a streetcar expansion election, seeking to extend the downtown streetcar route south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This will be an unusual election process, beginning with a mail-in election to determine if sufficient support exists to create a streetcar taxing district near the route.


  16. MO: Prospect MAX Bus Line Gets Green Light from City, but Federal Funding UncertainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Mass Transit

    March 23--The Prospect MAX rapid bus system would be built from downtown to 75th Street, under an agreement that the Kansas City Council green-lighted Thursday, but funding doubts persist. "This agreement is very important," Dick Jarrold, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority's vice president for regional planning and development, told a council committee Thursday before the final vote.


  17. KCATA Announces Free Fares for VeteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Administration and the Veterans Community Project, honored veterans by announcing free fares for all area veterans at a news conference on March 20, 2017, at the World War I Museum. The initiative is being sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Labor Unions/AFL-CIO.


  18. Trump Administration's 'Skinny Budget' Cuts Infrastructure InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The American Public Transportation Association is surprised and disappointed that at the same time the Trump Administration is proposing to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure, the White House is recommending cutting billions of dollars from existing transportation and public transit infrastructure programs in its proposed "Skinny Budget," for Fiscal Year 2018. The federal government currently covers only 43 percent of all capital spending for public transit and any cuts will only add to the significant shortfall that already exists.


  19. Johnson County Reduces Fares on Four RideKC Express RoutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Johnson County will reduce Kansas City Area Transportation Authority fares on four major RideKC express routes, moving the Kansas City area toward a single, seamless transit system serving the region. Starting Wednesday, March 1, fares on express routes running between Johnson County and downtown Kansas City, Missouri will be reduced to $1.50, a 75 cent reduction from the current fare of $2.25.


  20. MO: Bus Rider Who Broke His Cane Defending RideKC Driver Receives Tearful ThanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Jan. 31--Rodney Goldman didn't think twice about coming to the defense of a RideKC bus driver he saw struggling against an attacker early Saturday. The 56-year-old Goldman, a frequent rider on the bus, knew the driver by sight but not by name.


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