This is a SURPRISING move that has broad implications given that "regional transit planning" has been a goal of local leaders for decades. 

Honestly, this story deserves more play given that it pushes back against KCMO politicos arguing that their schemes have garnered wide-ranging support.

Here's the word for now . . .

"The change will go into effect on Aug. 1. Johnson County will instead create a transit division within its public works department with five new full-time positions.The county has partnered with KCATA to manage county transit services since December 2014. It costs Johnson County $584,000 annually. In November 2021, the BOCC approved $15.2 million in new transit projects, which will create fixed local routes, increase service levels, county-wide paratransit service, expanded micro-transit service and a few other items."

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Johnson County commission votes to split from KCATA, bring transit service in-house

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County will soon end a contract with a regional transit authority to bring bus management services in-house. On Thursday, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) voted 7-0 to end an interlocal agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).