Saturday, October 22, 2016

TKC FIRST!!! KANSAS CITY CELEBRATES FREE ELECTION DAY BUS RIDES!!!



There's an embargo on this Kansas City election info transit presser for official media sources BUT OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS BREAKING IT because AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS INTERCEPTED THE DOX and it's too important to let this update wait given that politicos earning credit for allocating public resources isn't in anybody's best interest and people need as much time as possible to plan ahead.

To wit . . .

FIRST ON TKC!!! CHECK KANSAS CITY OFFERING FREE BUS RIDES ON ELECTION DAY!!!

Here are the deets . . . 

KANSAS CITY REGION OFFERS FREE BUS AND PARATRANSIT FARES ON ELECTION DAY

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to make it easier for citizens to vote in the General Election.

“Exercising the right to vote is so important that we want to make it as easy as possible to get to the polls,” said KCATA President and CEO Robbie Makinen. “We are grateful to our regional transit partners in Johnson County, Independence and KCK for agreeing to make this a truly regional transit initiative.”

On Election Day, fares on all RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free. KCATA paratransit offered by KCATA will also be free to ride.

"I simply cannot overstate the importance of getting out and voting on Election Day,” said Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James. “Voting is one of the most impactful ways residents can perform their civic duty and I am grateful to the KCATA and RideKC transit partners for doing their part to ensure all residents have an opportunity to make their voices heard on November 8.”

Mayor James and KCATA CEO Robbie Makinen will announce the free fares at a press event at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24 at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, 1200 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108. They will be joined by Unified Government Mayor Mark Holland, Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, and Johnson County Commissioner Steve Klika, who is also chair of the KCATA Board of Commissioners.

Before the Nov. 8 General Election, residents can check their polling place and voter status.

To find your polling place and check your voter status, Kansas City residents in Jackson County can visit the Kansas City Election Board website. For other locations in Missouri, start with the Secretary of State’s website.

In Kansas, Johnson County voters can access resources at Johnson County Election Office, and Wyandotte County election information is available at Wyandotte County Election Office, Kansas allows Advance Voting in person and by mail, in addition to voting at the polls on Nov. 8. The above websites can provide more details. For those who live elsewhere in Kansas, information is available at Vote Kansas.

Customers can plan their travel early. For help planning your trip, call 816-221-0660 and be ready to provide the starting address and the address of the polling place you will be traveling to. Customers can also plan a trip with Google Transit trip planner, available on the home page of RideKC.org. The Regional Transit Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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You decide . . . 

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the notice. No matter who you are voting for, this election is too important to sit out. People need to get out there and vote.

Adrian G. said...

Another inner city trick to get anti-trump voters to the polls.

We see through this!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ Wrong, They can vote for whoever they want to, KC is just helping to get them there safely. Better this than political machines offering the free ride like they used to.

Anonymous said...

Nanny State

The Truth of the Matter said...

I agree with Mayor James people need to get out and vote to keep assholes like him out of office.

Anonymous said...

Them brothers and sisters be like the Freedom Riders back in the 60's. Free at last, free at last, thank God riding on the bus is free at last.

Anonymous said...

The closest bus stop for me is 2 miles from my home. The polling place is 1. I'll walk and avoid smelling like a homeless person for the rest of the day

Anonymous said...

The poor inner city folks are indoctrinated to vote democrat. My tax dollars should not support that.

Anonymous said...

Wow you busted an embargo on a press release from the transit authority. Way to go Citizen Kane.

Anyway, the nigs will be all over the free bus rides. Humans might as well not bother.

Anonymous said...

The trolley should offer free rides on election day too.

Adrian G. said...

The bus should always be free JUST LIKE the streetcar. It's not fair to have free service just for a party train.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Agree. It's time we give a free ride to the people who need it rather than developers and trolley boy and his minions.

Anonymous said...

Buses are nice. Beer would be better.

Anonymous said...

Having "free" anything assumes that someone is donating their services or, in this case, fuel for the buses.
Since that's certainly not the case, your electeds have decided that YOU will be paying to provide something to someone else for free.
And, of course, why shouldn't EVERYTHING be FREE?
Magic money and pennies from heaven.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Moving low income people from their homes to their jobs is a good investment, 12:09. Certainly better than subsidized luxury apartments, a new hotel, and a 2.2-mile toy railroad in my view.

Anonymous said...

Never in the history of the United States has land owners been thrilled about working people (poor) voting.

Anonymous said...

Bus should be free every day. Let those free-loading tourists pay $3 every time they hop o the trolley.

Anonymous said...

What jobs?

Anonymous said...

Hey, will these buses stop at 12th & Oak to dump sh*t in the street like the Dems did in the Atlanta area?

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Anonymous said...

hopefully no federal funds are being used for this effort!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Wrong. It's all federally funded. But it's for a good cause.

Anonymous said...

The Soviet Union is alive and working well in KCMO and KCK.

Anonymous said...

Did the bus drop any raw sewage in the street?