Government & Politics

One man’s blindness helps brighten prospects for KC transit

ATA chairman Robbie Makinen is a 50-year-old former social worker whose sudden blindness last year made him dependent on public transportation and now feeds his passion for fixing Kansas City’s fractured transit system. And 33 years after breaking away from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County is thinking of hiring the ATA to run its bus service.

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KC parks board has a vacancy

McClain Bryant, a Kansas City attorney who was serving on the parks board, has taken a position in Mayor Sly James’ office. So she resigned her park board position Friday, creating a vacancy on the influential city board.

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