Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

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Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
KCATA logo.svg
Slogan We're All On This Ride Together
Founded 1969
Headquarters

1200 E. 18th Street,
Kansas City, Missouri

1701 W Old 56 Hwy, Olathe, KS 66061
Olathe, Kansas
Service area Kansas City Metro Area
Service type bus service
express bus service
bus rapid transit
Paratransit
Routes 89 Bus routes
6 MetroFlex routes
2 Bus rapid transit routes
1 Streetcar
Stops

6,504 Bus Stops

113 MAX Stations
Fleet 300 buses
31 MAX buses
Daily ridership 67,000
Website

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RideKC Bus Under the new RideKC Plan for the Metro

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is a public transit agency in metropolitan Kansas City. It operates the Metro Area Express (MAX) bus rapid transit service in Kansas City, Missouri, and 89 local bus routes in seven counties of Missouri and Kansas.

The KCATA is a bi-state agency formed by an interstate compact between Kansas and Missouri in 1965–6. Authorized by both states' legislatures and an act of Congress,[1] the agency's jurisdiction includes Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The agency is governed by a board of ten commissioners, five from each state.[2] Operations began in 1969, when the KCATA took over bus routes previously run by the Kansas City Public Service Company.

In 2014, KCATA, Johnson County Transit, UG Transit and IndeBus announced that all services will be merged into one service, RideKC. The merge will start in 2015 and last through 2019.

Fares[edit]

Fares are valid as of January 2016 .[3]

One way fares[edit]

Fares effective Jan. 4, 2016[4]

Local and KCATA Express Routes: $1.50 full fare (75¢ reduced fare): All local and express routes (except 34X, 152, 170, 661, 670, 673, 678 and 710)

Johnson County Commuter Express $2.25 full fare ($1.10 reduced fare): Express Routes 661, 670, 673 and 678

KCATA Commuter Express: $3.00 full fare ($1.50 reduced fare): Express Routes 34X, 152 and 170


Johnson County K-10 Commuter Express: $3.50 full fare (no reduced fare): 710 K-10 Connector

Monthly passes[edit]

Monthly passes are valid for 31 consecutive days and are not based on calendar months. Activation begins on first use in Fare box. All fares effective Jan. 4, 2016[5]

Local/KCATA Express Routes: $50.00 full; $25.00 reduced

Johnson County Commuter Express (661, 670, 673, 678): $75.60 full; $36.00 reduced

KCATA Commuter Express (34X, 152, 170): $95.00 full; no reduced fare

Johnson County K-10 Commuter Express: $117.60 full; no reduced fare

Day pass[edit]

$3.00, expires at midnight, cannot be used with transfer or on 34X, 152, 170.

Visitor pass[edit]

$10, good for three consecutive days, available online at KCATA website only.

Note: day passes are $3 per same day purchased at the fare box, skipping pre-order allows more flexibility and cost savings. You have more control on how many days you purchase and days do not need to be consecutive. Keep in mind, Weekend services are reduced.

RideKC Max in Downtown Kansas City, MO

Reduced fares[edit]

Reduced fares are available for children 12 to 18, seniors and people with disabilities, with a reduced fare card (preferred) or Medicare card. Children under 5 ride for free with an adult. Children ages 6 to 11 do not need a reduced fare card to qualify for reduced fare.

Pass and transfer interchangeability[edit]

As of Jan. 4, 2016:

KCATA one-day, three-day and 31-day passes will be accepted on all KCATA/The Metro, Inde-Bus, Unified Government Transit and Johnson County local buses. The three-day visitor passes is also accepted on KCATA Express routes 15X, 28X, 36X, 37X, 51X.

Routes[edit]

This is a list of current routes effective Jan. 4, 2016.[6]


No. Name Type Operator Notes
KC Streetcar Light Rail KC Streetcar Streetcar Line
1 Main Street MAX BRT KCATA Bus Rapid Transit
2 Troost MAX BRT KCATA Bus Rapid Transit
9 9th Street regular KCATA
11 Westside-Northeast regular KCATA
12 12th Street regular KCATA
15 Truman Road regular KCATA no Sunday service
15X Truman Road Express express KCATA weekdays only
23 23rd Street regular KCATA weekdays only
24 Independence regular KCATA
25 Troost regular KCATA
27 27th Street regular KCATA
28 Blue Ridge regular KCATA no Sunday service
28X Blue Ridge Express express KCATA weekdays only
31 31st Street regular KCATA
32 Linwood Link regular KCATA weekdays only
34X Shoal Creek/Liberty Express express KCATA weekdays only
35 35th Street regular KCATA
36X Gladstone Express express KCATA weekdays only
37X North Broadway Express express KCATA weekdays only
39 39th Street regular KCATA
40 Crossroads/Plaza regular KCATA
47 Broadway/47th Street regular KCATA
51 Ward Parkway regular KCATA weekday only
51X Ward Parkway Express express KCATA weekday only
55 55th Street regular KCATA weekdays only
57 Wornall regular KCATA
63 63rd Street regular KCATA
71 Prospect regular KCATA
75 75th Street regular KCATA
77 Casino Cruiser regular KCATA
85 Paseo regular KCATA
101 State Ave Connex regular KCATA
102 Central Ave regular KCATA/UGT weekdays only
103 3rd Street/Fairfax regular UGT weekdays only
104 Argentine regular KCATA no Sunday service
105 Rosedale regular KCATA no Sunday service
106 Quindaro regular KCATA no Sunday service
107 7th Street/Parallel regular KCATA no Sunday service
108 Indiana regular KCATA
110 Woodland/Brooklyn regular KCATA no Sunday service
113 Leavenworth regular UGT weekdays only
115 Kansas Ave regular UGT weekdays only
116 West Parallel regular UGT weekdays only
121 Cleveland-Antioch regular KCATA no Sunday service
129 Boardwalk/KCI regular KCATA
132 Gracemor regular KCATA weekdays only
133 Vivion/Antioch regular KCATA weekdays only
135 Winwood/69 Highway regular KCATA weekdays only
136 Boardwalk/Antioch Connector regular KCATA weekdays only
142 North Oak regular KCATA
152 Lee's Summit/Raytown Express express KCATA weekdays only
170 Blue Springs Express express KCATA weekdays only
183 Independence Green Route regular IndeBus No Sunday Service
230 West Tiffany Springs regular KCATA weekdays only
231 East Tiffany Springs regular KCATA weekdays only
237 Gladstone/Antioch MetroFlex MetroFlex KCATA weekdays only
238 Meadowbrook regular KCATA no Sunday service
239 Tiffany Springs Link regular KCATA weekdays only
243 Riverside/Antioch Connector regular KCATA no weekend service
244 NKC MetroFlex MetroFlex KCATA
251 TMC Lakewood Connector regular KCATA weekdays only
252 Lee's Summit MetroFlex MetroFlex KCATA weekdays only
253 Raytown Circulator MetroFlex KCATA weekdays only
284 Independence Purple Route regular IndeBus no Sunday service
285 Independence Blue Route regular IndeBus no Sunday service
291 Independence Yellow Route regular IndeBus no Sunday service
292 Independence Orange Route regular IndeBus no Sunday service
293 Independence Red Route regular IndeBus no Sunday service
296 Bannister/Hillcrest MetroFlex MetroFlex KCATA no Sunday service
298 SKC/Wornall MetroFlex MetroFlex KCATA no Sunday service
471 71 Highway Express express KCATA weekdays only
495 95th Street regular JCT weekdays only
546 KCK-Johnson-Quivera regular JCT weekdays only
556 Metcalf-Plaza regular JCT weekdays only
575 75th St-Quivera regular JCT weekdays only
660 Antioch-Downtown KCMO regular JCT weekdays only
661 Olathe Express express JCT weekdays only
664 Metcalf-Downtown KCMO regular JCT weekdays only
667 Nall-Downtown KCMO regular JCT weekdays only
670 Gardner-Edgerton Express express JCT weekdays only
672 JoCo-Downtown KCMO Midday regular JCT weekdays only
673 South Overland Park Express express JCT weekdays only
678 Shawnee Express express JCT weekdays only
710 K-10 Connector Commuter Express JCT weekdays only
812 JO Flex regular JCT weekdays only
856 Metcalf-Plaza Flex mid-day flex JCT weekdays only
875 75th St-Quivera Flex mid-day flex JCT weekdays only

Transit hubs[edit]

There are many Transit Centers and major Park and Rides in the RideKC service area.

Transit Centers[edit]

  • Boardwalk Square
  • Antioch Center
  • Independence Transit Center
  • 10th & Main Transit Center
  • 7th & Minnesota Transit Center
  • Bannister & Drury Transit Center
  • Mission Transit Center
  • Village West Transit Center
  • Blue Ridge Crossing

Major Park & Rides[edit]

  • Metro North Park & Ride
  • 47th & State Ave Metrocenter Park & Ride
  • 3rd & Grand Park & Ride
  • 74th Terrace & Broadway Park & Ride
  • 31st & Troost Park & Ride
  • Oak Park Mall Park & Ride
  • 4th & Nelson Park & Ride
  • Shawnee Station Park & Ride
  • JCCC Carlesn Center Park & Ride
  • KU Edwards Park & Ride
  • Great Mall of the Great Plains Park & Ride

Bus rapid transit[edit]

Main article: Metro Area Express

Bus rapid transit premiered with the Metro Area Express in July 2005. It is about 12-mile (19 km) linking the River Market, Downtown, Crown Center and the Plaza Area. The first BRT Line is in service on Main Street. A second BRT Line is the 13-mile (21 km) Troost Avenue which started service on January 1, 2011. The next BRT line which is being proposed is along the Prospect Ave corridor. If appproved the line would start service around 2017-2019.

Bus Fleet[edit]

The RideKC Bus fleet as of Dec. 21st, 2015.

Active Fleet[edit]

LARGE BUS FLEET

Fleet No. Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
2200-2233 2002 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISC Allison B400R5 41 * Some Retired, expected to be replaced through 2018
2300-2325 2003 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISC Allison B400R5 41 * Some retired, expected to be replaced through 2019
2400-2418 2004 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
3500-3512 2005 Gillig BRT 40' Cummins ISL09 280hp Voith D864.5 37 * Original MAX Fleet
203-209 2006 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
2600-2618 2006 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
210-222 2007 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
2700-2711 2007 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
223-225 2009 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL 280hp Allison B400R5 41
4000-4005 2010 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 41
3520-3523 2010 Gillig BRT 40' Hybrid Cummins ISB09 6.7 280hp Allison H40E 37 * First hybrid Buses
3524-3533 2010 Gillig BRT 40' Cummins ISL09 280hp Voith D864.5 37
4100-4105 2011 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 41 * Last large diesel buses
3534 2011 Gillig BRT 40' Hybrid Cummins ISB09 6.7 280hp Allison H40E 37
226-229 2011 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 41
236-239 2013 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 41
4400-4407 2014 Gillig Advantage 40' CNG Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 41 * First CNG Buses
4500-4514 2015 Gillig Advantage 40' CNG Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 41
4600-4614 2016 Gillig Advantage 40' CNG Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 41
3535,3536 2016 Gillig BRT Plus 40' Cummins ISB09 6.7 280hp Allison H40E 37
243-245 2016 Gillig Advantage 40' Cummins ISL-G Allison B400R5 41

Small Bus Fleet (Includes Cutaways)

Fleet No. Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
S121-S126 2006 Ford/Eldorado-National Aeroelite
S127-S136 2007 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins ISL Allison B400R5 23 * S133 destroyed in fire in 2010
S137-S159 2008 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins ISL Allison B400R5 25 * No Rear Door
S160-S181 2011 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 23
S182-S193 2012 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 23 * Last small diesel buses
S194, S195 2013 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 23 * First CNG buses
229-235 2013 Gillig BRT 29' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 23
S196-S202 2014 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 23
S203-S210 2014 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 23
240-242 2016 Gillig BRT 29'CNG Cummins Westport ISL-G Allison B400R5 23
246-248 2016 Gillig Advantage 29' Cummins ISL09 Allison B400R5 23

References[edit]

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