Summary of Regional Electronic Fare Collection


Contact Information

Organization: KCATA
Contact person: Tracey Logan
Title: Finance Compliance Officer
Phone: (816) 346-0224
Organization address: 1350 E. 17th Street
  Kansas City, MO    64106

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Regional Electronic Fare Collection
G8.2 Project description: The project will support the purchase of electronic fare validators, which will work in tandem with a mobile ticketing app and ticket vending machines.
G8.3 Project contact: Dick Jarrold
David Johnon
Tyler Means
G1. Project Type: Public Transportation - Transit Capital
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Regional (bistate)
G5. Project county: 1. Region Wide
G6. Project municipality: 1. Multi-City
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
Regional transit operators-Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, and Kansas City Streetcar Authority
G8.4 Purpose and need: Capital assistance
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Interstate
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2040
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
The project is endorsed by the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and is consistent with the long-term goals and strategies of the Smart Moves Regional Transit Plan. The project promotes MARC’s Creating Quality Places – Transportation and Public Places initiatives.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
Yes, the project is included in KCATAs capital budget and is a component of KCMOs Program of Inter-related Projects with streetcar extensions. Strategic Plans for the regional partners: KCATA, Independence, Unified Government, Johnson County, Kansas. The project is endorsed by the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and is consistent with the long-term goals and strategies of the Smart Moves Regional Transit Plan.
G14. Planning stage: Final Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
The project is endorsed by the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and is consistent with the long-term goals and strategies of the Smart Moves Regional Transit Plan and the MARC 2040 plan. The project promotes MARCs Creating Quality Places - Transportation and Public Places initiatives.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: To have one regional fare collection system consistent across all operators will positively impact low-income, minority, older adults, disabled, persons living in zero-car households, and/or veterans by providing upgraded fare collection systems to ease use by these patrons and equipment for regional compatibility.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: A mobile payment pilot began in July 2017 and has been adopted by users on every transit route in the RideKC system. As of February 2018, at least 1% of boardings on every RideKC route use mobile payment. All regional fare products are supported, including reduced fares. Transaction fees are absorbed by KCATA. A free Day Pass is provided to every new user as part of the pilot.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Once onboard validators are funded, significant operator and customer education will need to take place. KCATA will take the lead to ensure information is shared through our usual channels.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods--------------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- Transit-Ready Corridors-----
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Access to Healthy Foods- Reduce barriers to edible landscapes and streetscapes. Age in Place-Target areas with the greatest transportation choices, including on-demand services if necessary, or the widest range of housing options. Complete Street Design-Integrate transit facilities into street design on transit routes; prioritize pedestrian improvements around transit stops. Apply complete street policies throughout a network and avoid one-size fits-all "complete streets" that generically accommodate every mode but work well for none. Transit-Ready Corridors-Integrate transit facilities into streetscape designs or as criteria for site design in areas with constrained rights-of-way. Context Appropriate Streets- Build a menu of streetscape elements, including lane widths, parking, landscape/amenities , sidewalks, bike facilities, and access spacing.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
Build on previous investments and areas of citywide impact. • Livable – Revitalize neighborhoods and provide needed services and amenities. • Connected – Improve connections and improve transportation options. Thriving – Support enhanced areas of employment and create thriving business districts. • Sustainable – Create a sustainable community
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
Yes, most present transit services are focused in and around EJ tracts, and this project will provide a benefit to riders and residents coming to or from EJ areas. In addition, off-board fare payment will speed boarding and reduce dwell times for all passengers.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Yes, increased transit use reduces auto-dependency and emissions. Converting the fare collection system to barcode validation reduces the need for printed fare media.
G27. Natural Resource information: Improving transit and transit oriented development helps preserve and protect sensitive lands from development.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The transit system in Kansas City is regional in nature and transects multiple
watersheds. Improving transit and transit oriented development helps preserve and protect sensitive lands from development. Decreasing the need for impervious surfaces reduces storm water runoff and improves water quality.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: • Smart Moves Regional Transit Plan
• KCATA Comprehensive Service Analysis
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No N/A
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 1200  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 300  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: KCATAs local funding sources includes contractual agreements with local communities and 1/2 cent transportation sales tax and 3/8 cent ATA sales
Scope Change: The project will be phased and adjusted based on funding availability.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 100  %
Bike:   %
Pedestrian:   %
Other:   %

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