kcata

HubertK / Flickr-CC

Forget the responsibilities a snow day brings for a moment and embrace your inner child. 

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we want your suggestions for the best sledding hill in KC. Plus, we all grumble about shoveling snow, so what’s the best way to do it? We talk with an expert to get you some tips and recommend the best kind of shovel.

Stephen Rees/Flickr-CC

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.

Kansas City Buses Will Say Goodbye To Diesel

Apr 26, 2013
KCCG

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , or ATA, is phasing itself out of the diesel bus business.

kccg

Some of the first aftermath data from two major and back-to-back winter snow storms is filtering out of Kansas City city hall.  Adding two agencies to the Emergency Operations Center was counted as a positive to the Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee of the Council.

Those private or quasi-private operations served public transit and distribution of electrical power.

The Ops nerve center stayed open 24 hours in the storm of February 21, another 30 hours during  last week’s heavy, wet snow.  

Robin Cross / KCUR

Kansas City area residents have fought their way out of a second major snowstorm in less than a week. Some areas got upwards of a foot of new snow.

Gas Prices, Weather Help Fill KCATA Seats

Mar 12, 2012
kcata.org

The price of gasoline is a major factor in future popularity of riding a bus in the Kansas City area.   It may take months to measure the effect.