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KCRTA honors Sunrise Movement, celebrates bus tax win at Annual Meeting

The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance celebrated the year in transit at its annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, including the election of new board members and officers for 2024.

KCRTA also honored the local chapter of the Sunrise Movement as the ‘Jared Miller Transit Advocate of the Year’ for their Better Bus Campaign and efforts to renew the 3/8-cent sales tax that supports our bus system. This year’s award was renamed to honor Jared Miller, who passed away in 2019 and was an active member of the KCRTA board.

The evening concluded with a confirmed win at the ballot box — 73% of KCMO voters voted to renew the 3/8-cent sales tax to support existing RideKC bus service across the city for 10 years. The Alliance was involved in both the initial effort to pass the tax in 2003 and the 2008 renewal.

NOT PICTURED BELOW: Returning Members Bailey Waters and Alvaro Villagran.