Last Spring, UMKC students passed a referendum to assess themselves a transportation fee that would provide unlimited access to the entire bus Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Metro bus system. The Transportation Fee offers currently enrolled students convenient, affordable transportation and contributes to a sustainable environment.
In order to use the Metro, students must get a new UMKC One Card – the upgrade is free! Student should bring their old card to the One Card Office (University Center, Room 101) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the old ID card will still work for building and garage access (for students who already had this access) until the new card is issued. In addition, the new One Card will allow students to utilize the US Bank banking services that will be offered starting this fall (more information will be provided shortly).
To help students (and anyone who is interested) navigate the system, KCATA and UMKC will host “How–To–Ride” Clinics on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Student Union for demonstrations and to answer any questions.
Quick facts about the UMKC-Metro Program:
- All currently enrolled UMKC students are eligible to ride KCATA buses for free – simply swipe the new One Card when boarding a bus.
- The Troost Express line is the fastest and easiest way to travel from the UMKC Volker Campus to the UMKC Hospital Hill Campus.
- The KCATA serves seven metro counties and operates more than 70 routes, including express routes to Blue Springs, Liberty, and Lees Summit/Raytown and airport transfer to KCI.
- Buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA compliant so everyone can ride.