Blue Cross Blue Shield is the Latest Corporation on Board to Help Support KC Fare Program

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas shares plans and focus of transit in State of the City Address.  Lucas addressed KC’s most pressing issues in the February 12, 2020 State of the City speech at Center High School Auditorium including an announcement that Blue Cross and Blue Shield was at the table as a possible sponsor, saying the private sector had “stepped up” to boost the program.

”What greater responsibility do we have to the residents of Kansas City than the ability to break down barriers, create social justice and equality, and contribute to the economic vitality of the city through a zero-fare public transit initiative?” Makinen said.

Greg Sweat, chief medical officer for the company, said in a statement the issue “is foundational to the health and well-being of our city.”

“Blue KC holds a position as a major player in our healthcare community and we have a responsibility to help provide affordable access to healthcare in the communities we serve — transportation creates access to healthcare, education, food and employment,” Sweat said.

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