The Kansas City Kansas Community College joins The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)’s U-Pass program this year, providing an all-access transit pass to local college students.
The college joins three other area schools in offering the U-Pass to all enrolled student. In 2016, MCCKC and KCAI began offering U-Pass to students; UMKC has offered the U-Pass for several years.
With a current school ID, students at these three schools have access to all RideKC buses. The U-Pass covers trips to campus, commuting to jobs, and travel to entertainment and shopping throughout the region.
“We are excited for so many students to be able to travel throughout the region using just their student ID,” said Melissa Bynum, Unified Government Commissioner and Board member of the KCATA. “These valuable partnerships are helping us continue to build an integrated seamless transit system.”
RideKC will also hold on-campus How-To-Ride Clinics during the next several weeks. Students will be able to access the bus and ask any questions about the transit service.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is dedicated to connecting people to opportunities throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan region. Created in 1965 through special state legislative action in both Missouri and Kansas, the KCATA operates a fleet of more than 270 buses providing more than 50,000 customer trips per weekday. KCATA is also a member of the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA).