Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

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KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg

Areas Served Missouri Counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte

Kansas Counties: Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte

Fleet Size 250
Number Of Routes 67 (Not including X Versions)
2008 Ridership 16.8 million

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority or better known as The Metro or The ATA is the transit service of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Overview

The Kansas City area has been served by transit service since 1925. Former operators include the Kansas City Public Service Company, which operated from 1925 until 1960, and Kansas City Transit which provided service from 1960 until 1969.

In 1965 the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority or ATA was created as the result of legislation passed by the states of Missouri and Kansas. This legislation gave the ATA authority to plan, construct, own, and operate transportation systems within the seven county Kansas City metropolitan area.1

Today the ATA operates multiple types of transportation services. These include Bus Rapid Transit, van-pool, demand-response fixed bus service, para-transit, and regular fixed route bus service.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 1200 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Email: metro@kcata.org
  • Phone:
    • Admin: 816-346-0200
    • Info: 816-221-0660

Park & Ride

  • Metro North Park & Ride
  • 47th & State Ave Metrocenter Park & Ride
  • 3rd & Grand Park & Ride
  • 74th Terrace & Broadway Park & Ride
  • 31st & Troost Park & Ride
  • Oak Park Mall Park & Ride
  • 4th & Nelson Park & Ride
  • Shawnee Station Park & Ride
  • JCCC Carlesn Center Park & Ride
  • KU Edwards Park & Ride
  • Great Mall of the Great Plains Park & Ride

Transit Centers

  • 3-Trails Crossing
  • 10th & Main Transit Center
  • Antioch Center
  • Bannister & Drury Transit Center
  • Blue Ridge Crossing
  • Boardwalk Square
  • Downtown KCK Transit Center
  • Independence Transit Center
  • Mission Transit Center
  • Village West Transit Center

Conventional Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Paint Scheme Engine Transmission Notes
S137-S159 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL Allison B400R5 No rear door
S160-S181 2011 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R5 S181 hit a pickup truck on December 22, 2019.
S182-S193 RideKC Bus S191-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R5
S194-S195 2013 Gillig Low Floor CNG 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R5
S196-S210 RideKC Bus S207-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor CNG 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R5
S211-S228 2018 Gillig Low Floor CNG 29'
(G31E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R5
S229-S240 2021 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins L9 Allison B3400xFE
2600-2618 RideKC Bus 2702-a.jpg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL 280 hp Allison B400R5
2700-2711 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL 280 hp Allison B400R5
3520-3523 2010 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
3524-3533 RideKCMAX 3524-a.jpg 2010 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins ISL9 280 hp Voith D864.5
3534 RideKCMAX 3534-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
3535-3536 RideKCMAX 3535-a.jpg 2016 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
3537-3547 2018 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R5
3548-3559 2019 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins Westport L9N
3560-3561 2021 Gillig Low Floor Plus EV 40'
(G28D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png
4000-4005 RideKC Bus 4002-a.jpg 2010 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R5
4100-4105 RideKC Bus 4105-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R5
4400-4407 2014 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R5
4500-4514 RideKC Bus 4500-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R5
4600-4601 2016 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R5
4700-4719 RideKC Bus 4714-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G NZ Allison B400R5
4800-4819 2018 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R5

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Paint Scheme Engine Transmission Notes
K?-K? 1976 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • 3 units.
  • Used as airport shuttles.
K50-K56 1978 MCI MC-5C Detroit Diesel Used as airport shuttles.
K70-K74 1989 National Coach Corp. Transmark RE Used as airport shuttles.
S1-S24 1989 National Coach Corp. Transmark RE
S35 1995 Chance RT-52
S36 1996 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TBM11)
Cummins M11E Allison B400R5
S37-S68 1997 ElDorado National Transmark RE 29'?
S69-S83 1998 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISC Allison B400R5 Ex 9800-9814.
S84-S105 Kansas City Area Transportation Authority S100-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISC Allison B400R5
S106-S120 2000 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISC Allison B400R5
S121-S126 2005 Freightliner/ElDorado National Aero Elite KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg
S127-S136 2007 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL Allison B400R5 S127-S129 transferred to RideKC Bus Johnson County Transit division. They were renumbered to a 300 series.
100-156 12/1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
157-200 5-6/1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH 158 is preserved by the Cincinnati Transit Historical Association.
100-161 (2nd) 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
201-230 6/1956 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
231-270 10/1956 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
271-280 12/1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
301-330 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
400-439 1973 Flxible 111-DC-D6-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
501-522 1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Kansas City Transit.
  • Several units rebuilt.
523-562 1962 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Kansas City Transit.
  • 40 units from this series and the 1960 series were rebuilt.
600-669 1973 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
700-799 1975 AMG 10240-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • 799 is in a scrapyard in Kansas.
801-818 8/1956 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
819-841 5/1957 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
900-919 1987 GMC RTS-06
(T8J-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
2200-2233 Kansas City Area Transportation Authority 2233-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISL Allison B400R5
2300-2325 Kansas City Area Transportation Authority 2322-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL Allison B400R5 4 units to Pueblo Transit in July 2018.
2400-2418 RideKC Bus 2417-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
RideKC Bus.jpg Cummins ISL 280 hp Allison B400R5
3500-3512 RideKCMAX 3503-a.jpg 2005 Gillig BRT 40'
(G21D102N4)
RideKC MAX1.png Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E
  • Last two units (3510-3511) retired in late September 2019
  • Some units sold to Citibus (Lubbock)
8900-8978 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731RH
9000-9029 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731RH
  • 9002 was bought by a private owner in Stafford, VA for a food vendor conversion project. It was never completed. It was listed on Facebook Marketplace in November 2020.[1]
  • 9004 became a shuttle for the Royals Express to Kauffman Stadium.[2] It was listed on ebay in April 2010.[3]
9030-9033 1990 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731RH
9300-9332 1993 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731RH
9600-9638 1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins M11E Allison B400R5
9800-9814 Renumbered S69-S83
9900 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISC Allison B400R5
9901 1999 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
KCATA The Metro Logo A.jpg Cummins ISC Allison B400R5

Flex Bus Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1400-1420 2009 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Aerotech

Ford Boss V8 6.2L Ford TorqShift 5R110 5 speed Most are retired
1421-1422 2016 Ford

Elkhart Coach

E450

ECII

Ford V10 6.8L Ford TorqShift 6R140 6 speed
1423-1435 2018? Ford

StarTrans Bus

E450

Senator II

Ford V10 6.8L CNG Ford TorqShift 6R140 6 speed

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1100-1111 1995-1996 Ford

Goshen Coach

E350

GC II

Ford Powerstoke V8 7.3L Ford 4R100 4 speed
1112-1134 1998-2000 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Aerotech

Ford Powerstoke V8 7.3L Ford 4R100 4 speed
1236-1259 2003 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Aerotech

Ford Powerstoke V8 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110 5 speed

These buses expenrience many issues with their engines frequently overheating

1300-1304 2007 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Aerotech

Ford Powerstoke V8 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110 5 speed

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