Tuesday, May 19, 2015

KCATA boosting transit service for Memorial Day event this weekend

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Leave your car behind -- and worries about traffic and parking -- for the popular Celebration at the Station concert and fireworks display this weekend.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority wants to make it easier to attend the event, offering more frequent service on its Main Street MAX bus rapid transit line for the event scheduled for this Sunday, May 25.

From 5 p.m. until the start of the concert, MAX will increase its service, operating every 15 minutes instead of every 30 minutes between the Waldo Park-and-Ride and the 3rd & Grand Park-and-Ride.

After the fireworks display, MAX buses will be waiting to serve concertgoers on the return trip. Customers traveling to Celebration at the Station catch and can get off the bus at Pershing & Main.

Regular fare on MAX and Metro buses is $1.50.
About Celebration at the Station

The FREE outdoor concert featuring the Kansas City Symphony starts at 8 p.m. between Union Station and Liberty Memorial. The Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, will perform patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City's historic Union Station. The fireworks display begins after the concert.

For more about Celebration at the Station and the concert program, visit www.celebrationatthestation.com.

For more information about MAX and Metro service, call the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit www.kcata.org.