National Get on Board Day is Thursday, April 25, 2019 and RideKC is asking passengers to join in the activities and win some RideKC swag at various locations between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
RideKC is setting up four locations along the Streetcar line where riders can pick up cards and collect stickers. Passengers can use the Streetcar or take a RideKC bus to get stickers at the following locations:
RideKC Bus and MAX will be at 3rd & Grand
RideKC Bike will be at Union Station
RideKC Streetcar will be at Union Station
Once all the stickers are collected, passengers turn in the card at one of the stations to win cool RideKC swag. Employees will be at each location to show customers how to ride, how to use the bike racks on the buses, and they’ll be there to answer transit-related questions and help with trip planning.
National Get on Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. 34 million people use public transportation every weekday across the country.
“We support National Get on Board day and its goal of showing how important transit is to communities,” said Robbie Makinen, CEO of KCATA. “It’s about more than just putting buses on the streets; we want to continue to help change the lives of veterans, students and to connect people to opportunities.
Across the region, RideKC provides local and express routes, on-demand, bus rapid transit, paratransit, and micro transit service. RideKC operates 79 bus routes and one streetcar line providing 14 million passenger trips across the region.
“We are encouraging everyone to get on board with public transit,” said Tom Gerend, executive director with the KC Streetcar Authority. “Public transit is about connecting people to their community, employment, activity centers and opportunities. Public transit gives people the freedom to explore the Kansas City region whether by KC Streetcar, bus or bike,” continued Gerend.