More ATA buses to start running

02/26/2013 3:08 PM

05/16/2014 9:17 PM

As road conditions improve this afternoon, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority says it will provide additional buses on routes beginning at 3 p.m.

Full service will not be restored until Wednesday, however.

Earlier in the day, only one bus was working each of the ATA’s 60 routes — about one-third of the normal fleet, said spokeswoman Cindy Baker.

After 3, about 100 buses will be in service, and all routes will have service at least 30 to 60 minutes, she said.

“We are confident we can resume regular service Wednesday morning,” Baker said.

Independence’s bus service IndeBus said at 10:30 a.m. that it was continue the delay the start of its services for today.

On its website, IndeBus said it would continue to update riders as the weather and its effects on travel conditions continue to change.

The transit provider said service would be restored as soon as it is safe to do so.

Meanwhile, Johnson County Transit and Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., Transit announced Monday that they would not operate their routes today.

The KCATA said these routes will not run today:

•  15X Truman Road Express

•  28X Blue Ridge Express

•  37XX N. Broadway Express

•  38X Meadowbrook Express

•  51X Ward Parkway Express

•  69X Liberty Express

•  471X Red Bridge Express

•  170 Blue Springs Express

•  152 Lee’s Summit/Raytown Express15

“Delaying service is the responsible action at this point,” said Mark Huffer, KCATA general manager, in a release.

Share-A-Fare passengers were being urged to cancel their trips if they did not involve dialysis treatment. Those who travel were being warned of delays of two or more hours.

Share-A-Fare customers can cancel trips by calling 816-842-9070.

Bus riders should check current information before leaving to catch a bus.

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