Up to Date
10:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Crimes Mar KCATA System

Several violent incidents have happened recently on KCATA buses.
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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.

In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talked with Cynthia Baker, KCATA's director of marketing, about the recent incidents and what the transit authority plans to do to keep buses safe.

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5:05 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kansas City Buses Will Say Goodbye To Diesel

Councilman Dick Davis once managed the bus transit service. He now weighs-in on full conversion to natural gas fuel.
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The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , or ATA, is phasing itself out of the diesel bus business.

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9:32 am
Thu March 7, 2013

KC Bus Service Struggles Financially

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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.

Area Transportation Authority general manager Mark Huffer said diverting transit tax money for streets and streetcars is taking its toll.

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