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KCATA Makes Bus Transit Easier For The Blind With New App

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KCUR 89.3
The RideKC Navigator app debuted on the Prospect Avenue Max bus route. KCATA CEO Robbie Makinen hopes to extend it to all bus routes in the Kansas City area.

RideKC Navigator gives people location-specific audio instructions to help navigate bus stops and intersections in Kansas City.

"Public transit is about access," Makinen said. The app was developed in partnership with Alphapointe and Sensible Innovations.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.