Why don't more people in Kansas City ride the bus?
Despite making strides in public transportation over the last decade, few Kansas Citians ride the bus. We'll explore why — and how the city could improve the bus system. Plus, lessons from Kansas City’s Black WWI veterans on the durability of democracy.
With free bus fares, a growing streetcar line and MAX bus lines, Kansas City’s public transportation system has taken huge strides in the past decade. But the system still doesn’t do a great job of moving passengers from east to west, or west to east. On Up to Date, KCUR’s Steve Kraske spoke to public transit researcher Yonah Freemark of the Urban Institute on how else Kansas City could encourage more people to ride the bus.
And as images from a new war in Europe saturate news and social media feeds around the world, KCUR’s Luke Martin takes a look at another set of wartime photographs, housed at Kansas City’s National World War I Museum and Memorial.
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