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Kansas City’s bus system needs your help TODAY!
In an unexpected move last night, lawmakers passed a stimulus bill that provided $12 million for St. Louis’ transit system and ZERO dollars for Kansas City.
While we support the funding for St. Louis, Kansas City should not be left behind. Particularly, when our community has voted repeatedly to support public transit. Without this one-time funding, critical service cuts will go into effect in June.
There is still a chance to get money for Kansas City. The Senate Appropriations Committee meets at 1p.m. today.
We need your help to convince legislators to also provide funding for the Kansas City bus system.
Please use the contact information provided below to e-mail or call the key legislators considering this issue by 1p.m.. Please give them a simple, personal message based on the following important points:
* Tell them why public transit is important to you,
* Tell them it’s an outrage that Kansas City isn’t getting any money, and
* Ask them to include funding for the KCATA.
Thank you for your support.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)
Legislator Contact Information
Please call and/or e-mail these three legislators TODAY!
President Pro Tem
Senator Charlie Shields
Majority Floor Leader
Senator Kevin Engler
Majority Caucus Whip
Senator Tom Dempsey
Minority Caucus Secretary
Senator Yvonne Wilson
Senator Gary Nodler, Chair
Senator Rob Mayer, Vice-Chair
If you have time, please also contact your own State Senator today! Click here to find your State Senator’s contact information.