Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Description: The KCATA connects people to opportunities through safe, reliable public transportation. The KCATA is a bistate agency created by a compact between the states of Missouri and Kansas. The compact gives the KCATA responsibility for planning, construction, owning and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities within the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area.

Top local executive: CEO Robbie Makinen

Founded: 1965

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