Thursday, March 19, 2020
KANSAS CITY FREE BUS REALIZED IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS!!!
A controversial policy proposal is now a reality on local streets.
RideKC announced Thursday that it has suspended fares on all of its buses until further notice.
Fox4: RideKC suspends transit fares, announces free bike rides and other coronavirus-related changes
"By eliminating bus fares, coupled with several other health and safety measures KCATA has already implemented, we are better protecting our bus drivers and riders alike," Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in the statement. "This is a positive example of our regional collaboration to fight for equity in the wake of this public health pandemic."
RideKC fleets are also equipped with hand sanitizer and are cleaned nightly with several methods, according to the statement. Passengers are encouraged to keep their distance from one another while using transit.
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