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Seg. 1: Kansas Candidates Don't Get Facts Straight. Seg. 2: Metro Public Transit Getting Better.

A red and grey commuter bus at a MAX line stop in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Ron Achelpohl and Andrew Owen both say bus systems like the Troost MAX line are one of the most useful forms of public transportation.

Segment 1: How truthful are claims by Kansas gubernatorial candidates?

Twelve Kansans remain in the race for governor of the Sunflower State. In recent ads and forums some have presented questionable "facts" so, with only a few days left until the state's primaries, our panel of Kansas News Service reporters corrected some of  misstatements heard from candidates running for the state's top job.

Segment 2, starting at 17:43: Job accessibility by Kansas City public transit is improving. 

When it comes to getting to work using public transportation, Kansas City is nowhere near the top. A recent study ranked the metro area 40th in the nation for the amount of jobs reachable by public transit. It did note, however, that Kansas City displayed more growth in accessibility than any other city last year. We discussed the transportation and employment measures Kansas City has improved upon, and the steps the metro can take to make more workplaces accessible by bus and streetcar. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.