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Legislation #: 060933 Introduction Date: 8/24/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Congratulating the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority on a most successful first year for the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit line called MAX or “Metro Area Express”.

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8/23/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/24/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 060933

 

Congratulating the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority on a most successful first year for the regions first Bus Rapid Transit line called MAX or Metro Area Express.

 

WHEREAS, in July 2005, the KCATA implemented the first Bus Rapid Transit line called MAX or Metro Area Express that linked the Rivermarket, Government Complex, Convention Center, Crown Center and Country Club Plaza with fast, frequent and reliable bus service that operates from 4:30 a.m. to Midnight; and

 

WHEREAS, MAX operates with stations rather than bus stops which are situated approximately every half-mile along the 6 mile route and at major intersections and major activity centers; and

 

WHEREAS, the MAX buses are equipped with a signal priority system that extends the green light a few seconds longer and shortens a red light so that the buses can keep moving through traffic as well as having dedicated transit lanes in order to improve travel time and avoid delays due to congestion; and

 

WHEREAS, MAX buses have a unique paint scheme which adds to the visibility and easy use of the MAX system and have improved travel time from the Plaza to Downtown in less than 20 minutes; and

 

WHEREAS, after one year in service, the MAX ridership is 30% higher than prior to the implementation of MAX and customer satisfaction is extremely high; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority on a most successful first year for the regions first Bus Rapid Transit line called MAX or Metro Area Express; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the exceptional service that is being provided by the buses in the metropolitan area.

 

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