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Bus saftey tips

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're riding the bus:

Citywide student bus pass program

Convenience
The Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) offers the convenience of getting around Kansas City without having to worry about parking. There are many park-and-ride locations in Jackson County that allow riders to park closer to home—whether that's Independence, Raytown, the Northland, Blue Springs or Lee's Summit—and ride the bus to their destinations, like the UMKC campus or the Plaza.

Affordability
A KCATA pass costs $50 per month or $3 per round trip. Many students spend sizeable amounts of money in commuting costs or purchasing public transportation fares at the regular rates. To make public transportation more affordable to UMKC students, the student transportation fee is $28 per year. This in turn, allows you to ride The Metro for free.

Sustainability
With unlimited access to the entire KCATA bus system, you can help save the environment and keep more cash in your bank account. By riding the bus, you cut down on your carbon footprint and reduce your gasoline consumption.

UMKC Student ID offers more transit options than ever before
The reach of the student ID at UMKC is increasing fall of 2015. Working also as a bus pass, the student ID is as good for getting around Kansas City just as it is for gaining admission to sporting events, checking out books at the library and buying a meal. But for the first time this fall, UMKC students IDs will also be good on suburban Johnson County, Kan., routes as part of an effort to create a regional transit network that is seamless and easy to use. Now, UMKC students who live on the Kansas side of the state line can take a bus from Overland Park directly to the doorstep of UMKC with just a swipe of their ID.

City bus routes and maps

Use your student bus pass to get around the city with ease. Click here for information about the city's bus routes and maps.