columbia transit

3:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

City of Columbia unveils new design for Columbia Transit

A bus with a new logo advertising COMO Connect was revealed to the public Tuesday afternoon in Columbia, Mo. The new logo was designed by students from Stephens College.
Tom Kackley KBIA

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.

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5:48 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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9:39 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Downtown Columbia parking rates to increase

Credit File Photo / KBIA

This fall, the cost of parking in downtown Columbia will increase -- but access to public transit will as well.

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. 

Meter prices on campus will increase from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour. Parking pass prices will go up $10 a month but parking permit consumers will have an unlimited bus pass included in their monthly rate.

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9:18 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Following ridership decrease, Columbia Transit wants your feedback

File Photo KBIA

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.

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.

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5:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia

Traffic backs up on Broadway as people try to leave downtown Columbia Thursday afternoon.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Parts of downtown Columbia will be closed to traffic on Friday night for snow removal.

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9:16 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Columbia City Council examines traffic congestion

KBIA file photo

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.

Council members discussed transportation options and solutions to increasing transportation problems created by Columbia's growing student population.

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.

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8:41 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Columbia FastCAT runs fewer hours during academic breaks

File Photo KBIA

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.

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4:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet

KBIA file photo

As college students start making their way back to town, Columbia Transit has begun running its new route that connects campuses and apartment complexes with the downtown area more directly.

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Business Beat
6:27 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders

A screenshot from Columbia Transit, a new iPhone app for the Columbia bus system.
Dave Oster Rockupied

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.

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6:21 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Soon you can app your route on Columbia Transit

A screenshot from Columbia Transit, a new iPhone app for the Columbia bus system
Dave Oster Rockupied

Big budget deficits and low ridership keep the Columbia Transit system searching for new ways to boost support.  One unusual place they’re looking is the League of Innovators, a group of tech-oriented entrepreneurs.

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AM Newscasts
10:27 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Newscast for May 25, 2012

Lukas Udstuen KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Police discuss heroin increase
  • New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia
  • University of Missouri Press to be eliminated
4:57 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia

Columbia Bob McDavid explains the new FASTCAT route which will improve service by creating a new hub.
Chloe Dake KBIA

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.  Mayor Bob McDavid calls the plan FASTCAT –“CAT” being short for Campus Access Transit. The new route will bypass Wabash station creating a new central hub.

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9:34 am
Thu March 8, 2012

New bus service to farmers market


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.

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