Kansas City Area Transit Authority

Kansas City, Missouri

Spanning two states and boasting a history dating back to the 1850s, the Kansas City metropolitan area is one of the most important economic hubs in the Midwest. With large swaths of land and a sprawling diverse population, city transit planning is particularly challenging. Instead of trying to create a big, expansive plan to respond to a large, low density region, Kansas City Metro turned to a non-traditional service, MicroTransit, in conjunction with traditional services, such as fixed-route, to create a more holistic transportation system.

13 minute average ride time 18 minute average wait time 145 passengers served daily

The service is affordable, goes nearly everywhere
I need to go, and allows me a freedom of movement I don’t have, ever since the accident that left me unable to drive. If microtransit didn’t exist, I would be largely trapped at home.

Testimonial from RideKC Metro Rider