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(Bob Specht) #1

Updates on the effort to align public transit systems in the metro area into a single platform.


Recent Happenings
Jan 2015: Johnson County Transit to be Managed by KCATA
Feb 2015: Joe Reardon Named CEO of KCATA
Jun 2015: KCATA Approves New Agreement To Manage Independence Transit Services

(Bob Specht) #2

Former KCK mayor Joe Reardon is picked to pull area transit systems together under ATA umbrella

"Two years after leaving office, former Kansas City, Kan., mayor Joe Reardon is returning to public life to head the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in a newly created position.

Reardon’s selection Wednesday is a far bigger deal than picking someone to run the local bus line, local officials say. As the ATA’s president and chief executive officer, Reardon’s job will be to expand and unify the region’s fractured public transit system at a time when transit is seen as a key driver of economic development."

KCATA Release

(Bob Specht) #3

KCATA Now Offering Live Transit Information in Google Maps

"Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with Google to provide real time transit information to its riders.

Customers can now see Metro and MAX real time departures on Google Maps (maps.google.com) and Google Maps for Mobile (on iOS and Android). This builds on the transit trip planning features already provided in Google Maps."