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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.

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.