News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Kansas City ATA, 816-221-0660
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 25, 2013
ATA delays Express Service until 7 a.m.
Express routes canceled across KC metropolitan area
Based on current weather predictions for early morning travel, and in support of the City of Kansas City, Mo.’s declared state of emergency, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) is announcing that it will delay Metro and MAX service on Tuesday, Feb. 26 until 7 a.m.
However, the following routes will not operate:
15X Truman Road Express
28XX Blue Ridge Express
37XX N. Broadway Express
38X Meadowbrook Express
51X Ward Parkway Express
69X Liberty Express
471X Red Bridge Express
170 Blue Springs Express
152 Lee’s Summit/Raytown Express
On Tuesday, customers should check current information before traveling. A suspension of service will be a last resort.
Earlier in the day, Johnson County Transit and Unified Government Transit announced they would not operate at all on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Inde-Bus in Independence will also have a delay in service on Tuesday.
How to get current information:
Customers can stay informed on the status of Metro buses:
• Website, http://www.kcata.org
• Twitter http://www.twitter.com/kcatametro
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kcatametro
Customers can also track their buses using the live bus-tracking tool, WebWatch, at http://www.kcata.org/maps_schedules/webwatch/. A mobile-friendly bus tracker is available at http://itsab.us/tracker.
Metro bus customers can contact the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660. Regular hours for the Call Center are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. However, on Monday, Feb. 25, the Regional Call Center will remain open until 9 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Regional Call Center will open at 5 a.m.