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'RideKC Taxi' Expands Travel Options

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) recently launched a regional taxi voucher program for older riders and persons with disabilities in Johnson County, KS, and eastern Jackson County, MO.

The “RideKC Taxi” pilot program expands the transportation options available to these riders, providing trips anywhere in the region up to 10 miles for $5 each way. Users can take up to 10 one-way trips each month, using a KCATA-issued card with value loaded onto it to pay fares.

“We’re thinking outside the box and looking for new and innovative ways to offer public transportation to our residents,” said Robbie Makinen, KCATA’s president and chief executive officer. “We want to provide more flexibility to get around while measuring whether there is a more cost-effective way to provide public transportation.”

KCATA Board Chairman Steve Klika added, “We are now talking about a 21st-century model of transportation that will unlock doors for our seniors and our riders with disabilities. We are very excited about providing this new pilot service for parts of our metro area.”
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