Four months into his new job as president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Joe Reardon has several things to brag about, and a few still on the to-do list.
The former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, appreciates being able to focus on a single mission for a change.
“It's an exciting time, and the first four months have been great. We're singularly focused on connecting people ... I'm loving every minute of it,” Reardon told Steve Kraske on Up To Date.
His charge is to connect multiple jurisdictions across the metro that have their own public transit system into a single, metro-wide system, under the brand, “Ride KC.”
“When we're out on a day-to-day basis, we don't pay attention to the jurisdictions. And this economy doesn't either, so were trying to develop a system that allows us to really answer to that call,” he said.