Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is a public transit operator in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the operator of the Metro Area Express Bus Rapid Transit service and 69 Local Bus routes in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.

The ATA as it is generally called started operations in 1969, taking over from the old Kansas City Public Service Company.


(as of December 2006)

One way fares

$1.25 full fare ($0.60 reduced fare) routes in Kansas City, MO; Kanasas City, KS; Johnson County, KS; Raytown, Gladstone and Independence.

$2.50 full fare ($1.25 reduced fare) for 152 Lee's Summit/Raytown Express and 170 Blue Springs Express

$3.00 (no reduced fare) for 69X Liberty Express

Monthly passes

$40 full and $20 reduced for regular and express service

$78 full (no reduced) fare for 152 and 170

$85 full (no reduced) fare for 69X

Day pass

$3, expires at midnight, cannot be used with transfer

Visitor pass

$8, good for three days, available online at KCATA website only (http://www.kcata.org)

Reduced fares

Available for children between 6 and 11; children between 12 and 18 need a reduced fare card. Children under 5 ride for free with an adult.


(as of January 7, 2007)

Local Routes

MAX (Metro Area Express- A local Bus Rapid Transit route)

12 12th Street

24 Independence

25 Troost

27 27th Street

28 Blue Ridge

30 Northeast

31 31st Street

33 Linwood/Independence: Monday-Saturday

35 35th Street

37 Gladstone

38 Meadowbrook

39 39th Street

47 Roanoke

51 Ward Parkway

53 Armour-Swope Park

54 Armour-Paseo

55 Rockhill

57 South Oak

71 Prospect

109 9th Street

110 Woodland/Brooklyn

121 Cleveland-Antioch

123 23rd Street

126 East 5th Street

132 Gracemor

133 Vivion/Antioch

135 Winwood

136 Boardwalk/Antioch Connector

137 Metro North/Antioch Connector

142 North Oak

155 55th Street

156 Red Bridge

157 57th Street: Monday-Saturday

158 Crestwood: Monday-Saturday

163 63rd Street

173 Casino Cruiser

175 75th Street

240 Grand/Casino: Sunday-Saturday

243 Antioch-Barry Road Connector

246 Burlington/Antioch Connector: Monday-Friday

251 TMC Lakewood Connector

257 Santa Fe Hills Connector

258 Longview Connector

Express Routes

24X Independence Express

28X Blue Ridge Express

28XX I-435 South Express

33X Linwood/Independence Express: Monday-Saturday

37XX North Broadway Express

38X Meadowbrook Express

51X Ward Parkway Express

56X Red Bridge Express

69X Liberty Express

129X I-29 Express

133X Vivion/Antioch Express

152X Lee's Summit/Raytown Express

170X Blue Springs Express

MetroFlex Routes

229 Tiffany Springs MetroFlex

237 Gladstone/Antioch MetroFlex

244 North Kansas City MetroFlex

247 Westside MetroFlex

248 Downtown KCMO MetroFlex: Monday-Saturday

252 Lee's Summit MetroFlex

253 Raytown MetroFlex

296 Bannister/Hillcrest MetroFlex

298 South Kansas City/Wornall MetroFlex

Independence Intra-City Routes

183 Independence Green Route

284 Independence Purple Route

285 Independence Blue Route

291 Independence Yellow Route

292 Independence Orange Route

293 Independence Red Route

Wyandotte & Johnson County Routes

101 Minnesota

102 Central

103 3rd Street/Fairfax

104 Argentine

106 Quindaro

107 7th Street

108 Indiana

113 Leavenworth

114 State Avenue

115 Kansas Avenue

116 West Parallel

157 57th Street (Rush hour & nighttime weekday & weekend service)

175 75th Street (Rush hour weekday service only)

260 Johnson/Wyandotte Connector

Light Rail & Gondola Trams

In November of 2006 voters in Kansas City, MO approved a ballot measure, [KC Star, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/15956279.htm] which extends a 3/8 cent sales tax for 25 years to construct and operate a 27 mile light rail line that would run from Kansas City International Airport in the north to the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park in the south, with at least 13 stops encompassing the Plaza, Midtown-Westport, Downtown, and North Kansas City. In addition, this measure calls for a fleet of 60 electric buses serving light rail stops and an aerial gondola tram system in Penn Valley Park. [Official Ballot Text, accessed 2/20/07: http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=5jJ3AC4%2bwH2n0TJlCRg0jFzMZN%2fO6zdhq3G4RLLIZIua9rnUXWbzn%2bR73cM%2bpr7O] Following voter approval there have been discussions about the plan and surrounding issues by the Kansas City Council, [KC Biz Journal, accessed 2/20/07: http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2007/01/15/daily33.html] Kansas City's Washington DC lobbying firm, [Holland+Knight, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kcmo.org/cco/Lightrail/KCCCLR012007.PPT] Kansas City's Assistant City Attorney, [William D. Geary, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kcmo.org/cco/Lightrail/LRLegalFlaws011107.pdf] Clay & Valerie Chastain, [Mass Transit, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?id=2527&siteSection=3] Kansas City April 2007 mayoral candidates, [KC Star, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/elections/16508885.htm] and the KCATA. [KCATA, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kcata.org/media/LightRailResolution.htm] [KCATA, accessed 2/20/07: http://www.kcata.org/ltr_FAQ.htm] On November 9,2007 KCATA announced it would repeal the light rail plan approved by the voters a year earlier on financial grounds, and in a statement said it would develop a less expensive alternate plan by 2008. [KCATA website, accessed 11/9/07: http://www.kcata.org/lrt_council.htm]


External links

* [http://www.kcata.org/ Kansas City Area Transportation Authority official site]

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