Make no mistake . . . Our blog community believes that poor planing and free rides ruined this vital local service.
However . . .
Credit where it's due . . .
The new temp honcho makes a bold statement and takes some of the blame for the mess. Here's what could HELP fix the problem . . .
"We've been rightfully criticized for service delivery, we have to own that," said Frank White III, interim CEO at KCATA. "But now, it's like how do we get more operators hired? Obviously, the more people get hired, the better we can improve the service."The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1287 represents KCATA's bus operators. They say the shortage has taken a toll on their drivers who are putting long hours and are impacting routes which increase wait times.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Driver shortages continue to take a toll on Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, but the union representing those drivers says they will likely vote "yes" on a new agreement between them and KCATA. "We've been rightfully criticized for service delivery, we have to own that," said Frank White III, interim CEO at KCATA.