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  1. MO: Dockless scooter company serving KC recalls model after reports it can breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 12--One of Kansas City's two dockless scooter companies has decommissioned some of its scooters because of reports they can break while in use. Lime acknowledged the recall Monday morning but did not say how many scooters were affected in Kansas City and globally.


  2. MO: Lime Electric Scooters to Arrive Tuesday, Joining Bird on the Streets of KCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Lime will be dropping its scooters around and holding a ceremonial unlocking and demonstration Tuesday afternoon, according to a release issued Monday. Kansas Citians got their first introduction to dockless scooters earlier this summer when Lime's competitor, Bird, landed in town.


  3. MO: Banned in Other Cities, These Bird Electric Scooters Have Arrived in Kansas CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The Los Angeles-based scooter rental company Bird lets users of its app find electric scooters near them, unlock them using the app and pay as they go. It's in more than 20 cities nationwide.


  4. Connecting Swope Study to Share Recommended Solutions to Improve...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The city of Kansas City, Missouri, Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Missouri Department of Transportation invite the public to participate in the second community meeting regarding the Connecting Swope Study. This study is to identify safer pedestrian, transit, and bicycle connections across U.S. 71 Highway and to the future Prospect MAX line.


  5. MO: Next Stop, Logistics Park: RideKC Service Heads Deep into Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | Mass Transit

    July 04--Kansas City's metro bus system is enhancing service to Johnson County and making other improvements, the agency announced this week. The RideKC service has added a new route to southern Johnson County jobs and expanded night service to two popular routes linking Johnson County with Kansas City.


  6. RideKC Adds New & Expanded Bus ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Mass Transit

    RideKC introduced a new express route to Gardner and Edgerton businesses; added night service on two popular routes between Johnson County and Kansas City, Missouri; added service to the Tiffany Springs area; and added later trips in Independence, Missouri. This new route will run Monday through Saturday every 60 minutes to improve access to jobs in southern Johnson County.


  7. MO: Clay Chastain Returns: New $1.3B Plan has 'Virtual Rail' Between KCI, Union StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Mass Transit

    His latest proposal, which Chastain hopes to get on the November ballot, is projected to cost $1.3 billion in capital construction and be financed by extending the current 3/8-cent bus sales tax for 25 years and adding a new, 25-year, 1/4-cent capital improvement sales tax. "Our transit system in this city is a disaster," Chastain said as he began seeking more than 1,700 valid signatures of Kansas City voters for an initiative petition.


  8. MO: KC Transit Authority Gives Up on Secrecy Stance and Will Follow Open Records LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | Mass Transit

    June 06--The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has sworn off secrecy, saying it once again will abide by open records and open meetings laws in Kansas and Missouri. Responding to criticism, the ATA's governing board on Wednesday rescinded a policy that exempted the city's RideKC bus service and paratransit provider from those laws.


  9. KCATA Opens New Southside Transit HubRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The KCATA marks the official opening of their new 3-Trails Transit Center at Bannister & Blue Ridge Blvd on Thursday afternoon. KCATA President & CEO Robbie Makinen says this is just another part of the future of transit in Kansas City.


  10. Western Specialty Contractors Named to List of Top 150+ Privately Held Companies in St. LouisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Western Specialty Contractors is proud to announce that it has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2018 Top 150+ Privately Held Companies list. For decades, the St. Louis Business Journal has profiled the top privately held companies based in the St. Louis area, which are ranked by 2017 revenue.


  11. AR: Streetcars Play an Expanding Role in Downtown RevivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Mass Transit

    New lines have opened, or are in development, in 21 cities across the country, according to the Community Streetcar Coalition. The 60,000-square-foot First Orion office space will be but blocks from one of the stops of METRO Streetcar's Blue Line, which connects North Little Rock to downtown Little Rock.


  12. MO: More Surveillance for Troubled SpotRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Mass Transit

    May 08--The bus stop at Blue Ridge Crossing, a busy commercial district at the Independence-Kansas City border that also has been a crime hot spot, now has a 24-hour video surveillance. In addition, two Jackson County sheriff deputies have been assigned to the location to respond to calls originating from the bus stop on the far end of the Wal-Mart parking lot, which sits right on the border.


  13. MO: KC Leaders Decry Proposed Cap on Sales Taxes. 'Leave Us Alone,' Mayor SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    April 11--More than a dozen Kansas City government, labor and business leaders gathered at an east side fire station Wednesday to condemn proposed state legislation that would cap the amount of sales tax the city can collect. The bill sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St.


  14. U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $30M Grant For BRT Project in Kansas City, MissouriRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has announced the award of a $29.89 million grant to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for its proposed Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit project. The project will extend BRT 10 miles south from downtown Kansas City and serve the area's second-busiest transit corridor.


  15. MO: Kansas City's Streetcar is Headed South to the Plaza, UMKC.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Mass Transit

    April 09--Kansas City streetcar officials have identified eight intersections as possible stops along the extension of the streetcar line from Union Station to the University of Missouri Kansas City. Now, they want your feedback on their preliminary suggestions for the stops and how the streetcars might interact with traffic along the 3.5-mile extension, which basically goes down Main Street.


  16. RideKC Freedom On-Demand Expands into Wyandotte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, in cooperation with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, has announced the expansion of RideKC Freedom On-Demand paratransit services into Wyandotte County. "We have had great success with our RideKC Freedom On-Demand service in Kansas City and this is another step toward regional, comprehensive mobility services," said Robbie Makinen, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.


  17. VIA Takes Top Honors for goMobile AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | Mass Transit

    VIA Metropolitan Transit's VIA goMobile app has been recognized as among the most transformative smart projects at this year's Smart 50 Awards, which annually recognize global smart cities projects and select the most innovative and influential work. The Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, honor municipal-scale projects that exemplify innovation and concrete influence in their community.


  18. KCATA Partnerships Drive Rider SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority continues its award-winning track record as one of the safest and most secure transit authorities in the country. Its partnerships with local and regional law enforcement sets KCATA apart in the drive to be the best in the country.


  19. KCATA Moves to Improve Rider SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Mass Transit

    In an unprecedented move, Jackson County Sheriff, Mike Sharp will deputize two Kansas City, Missouri Police Department officers assigned to the KCATA Transit Security division under the direction of KCATA Transit Security Chief Hugh Mills. Chief Mills joins the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority after serving nearly a decade as the Undersheriff with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.


  20. MO: Kansas City Transit Seeks To Better Connect Workers To Johnson County JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Employers in Johnson County, Kan., had a problem: lots of jobs, but no way to get their workers from Kansas City, Mo., to this mushrooming suburban job market. So transit authorities in both areas - along with some private companies - have cooked up a possible solution to the staffing problem.


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