columbia transit http://kbia.org en City of Columbia unveils new design for Columbia Transit http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-unveils-new-design-columbia-transit <p>The city of Columbia revealed the rebranding and renaming of Columbia's public transportation system as "COMO Connect" in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:59:10 +0000 Tom Kackley 53991 at http://kbia.org City of Columbia unveils new design for Columbia Transit Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system http://kbia.org/post/columbia-considers-overhaul-public-transit-system <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:48:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46290 at http://kbia.org Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system Downtown Columbia parking rates to increase http://kbia.org/post/downtown-columbia-parking-rates-increase <p>This fall, the cost of parking in downtown Columbia will increase -- but access to public transit will as well.</p><p>Columbia City Council members last night amended the city code to raise parking rates for both unmetered off street facilities and metered parking in the MU campus area. The amendment will go into effect October 1.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:39:21 +0000 Katie Moeller 40635 at http://kbia.org Downtown Columbia parking rates to increase Following ridership decrease, Columbia Transit wants your feedback http://kbia.org/post/following-ridership-decrease-columbia-transit-wants-your-feedback <p>Columbia Transit and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services are calling on residents to provide input for possible changes to the city’s public transportation system.</p><p>Columbians are invited to participate in an online survey regarding their transit use, desired changes and funding possibilities. All residents are encouraged to take the survey regardless of if or how often they use public transportation.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:18:27 +0000 Amanda Weston 31653 at http://kbia.org Following ridership decrease, Columbia Transit wants your feedback Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/snow-cleanup-closes-parts-downtown-columbia <p>Parts of downtown Columbia will be closed to traffic on Friday night for snow removal. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:24:11 +0000 Megan Schultz 29361 at http://kbia.org Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia Columbia City Council examines traffic congestion http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-examines-traffic-congestion <p>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid said the student tradition of driving to and from school campuses has to change; transportation was a key issue at Monday night's Columbia City Council meeting.</p><p>Council members discussed transportation options and solutions to increasing transportation problems created by Columbia's growing student population.</p><p>McDavid compared Columbia to other college towns in the Midwest like Ames, Iowa and the Champagne-Urbana area of Illinois, saying that those cities succeeded in creating mass transit instead of parking garages nearly 30 years ago.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:16:57 +0000 Lexi Spivak 28363 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council examines traffic congestion Columbia FastCAT runs fewer hours during academic breaks http://kbia.org/post/columbia-fastcat-runs-fewer-hours-during-academic-breaks <p>The FastCAT express route will run on a condensed schedule during the upcoming academic breaks for University of Missouri and Stephens college. The shorter schedule starts this Friday, Nov. 16. Regular operations will resume Monday, Nov. 26. Marketing specialist for Columbia Transit Christa Holtzclaw explains the altered route will mirror all other regular Columbia transit routes.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:41:20 +0000 Julie Fine 24378 at http://kbia.org Columbia FastCAT runs fewer hours during academic breaks FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet http://kbia.org/post/fastcat-route-launches-app-doesnt-yet <p>As college students start making their way back to town, Columbia Transit <a href="http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/Transportation/documents/107FastCATTimeSchedule071912.pdf">has begun running</a> its new route that <a href="http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/Transportation/documents/FastCATMap-Final.pdf">connects campuses and apartment complexes</a> with the downtown area more directly. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:01:40 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19331 at http://kbia.org FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders http://kbia.org/post/new-app-aims-help-connect-columbia-transit-riders-0 <p>This week: an app may help the Columbia Transit system deal with an unengaged ridership. Plus, Harvest Public Media looks at the lasting impact of the Homestead Act. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:27:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17403 at http://kbia.org New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders Soon you can app your route on Columbia Transit http://kbia.org/post/soon-you-can-app-your-route-columbia-transit <p>Big budget deficits and low ridership keep the Columbia Transit system searching for new ways to boost support. &nbsp;One unusual place they&rsquo;re looking is the League of Innovators, a group of tech-oriented entrepreneurs. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:21:34 +0000 Scott Pham 17402 at http://kbia.org Soon you can app your route on Columbia Transit Newscast for May 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-25-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Police discuss heroin increase</li><li>New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia</li><li>University of Missouri Press to be eliminated</li></ul> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:27:44 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14773 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 25, 2012 New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-bus-route-run-between-mu-downtown-columbia <p>The city of Columbia announced Thursday the addition of a new city bus route that will directly connect the University of Missouri and downtown Columbia.&nbsp; Mayor Bob McDavid calls the plan<a href="https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CMS/announcements/announcement.php?id=191"> FASTCAT</a> &ndash;&ldquo;CAT&rdquo; being short for Campus Access Transit. The new route will bypass Wabash station creating a new central hub. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:57:04 +0000 Chloe Dake 14745 at http://kbia.org New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia New bus service to farmers market http://kbia.org/post/new-bus-service-farmers-market <p>Columbia residents who want to buy local fruits and vegetables, but have trouble getting to the farmers market will be able to get there more easily by bus starting next month, thanks to a new USDA grant.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:34:56 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 10181 at http://kbia.org New bus service to farmers market