bus http://kcur.org en Crimes Mar KCATA System http://kcur.org/post/crimes-mar-kcata-system <p>Public transit is often touted as a better alternative to personal vehicles, but safety concerns have recently plagued the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority buses, after a stabbing and a shooting left a bus driver and passengers seriously injured.</p><p></p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talked with <strong>Cynthia Baker</strong>, KCATA's director of marketing, about the recent incidents and what the transit authority plans to do to keep buses safe.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:50:52 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41158 at http://kcur.org Crimes Mar KCATA System Kansas City Buses Will Say Goodbye To Diesel http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-buses-will-say-goodbye-diesel <p>The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , or ATA, is phasing itself out of the diesel bus business. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:05:08 +0000 Dan Verbeck 35775 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Buses Will Say Goodbye To Diesel KC Bus Service Struggles Financially http://kcur.org/post/kc-bus-service-struggles-financially <p>Representatives of the passengers and management of Kansas City's bus service told the city finance committee yesterday that the system is struggling and dipping into its reserves to stay running.</p><p>Area Transportation Authority general manager Mark Huffer said diverting transit tax money for streets and streetcars is taking its toll.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:32:57 +0000 Steve Bell 33101 at http://kcur.org KC Bus Service Struggles Financially