On Dec. 17, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Johnson County signed a two-year agreement that allows KCATA to provide administrative and management services for Johnson County Transit. The Johnson County Board of County Commission approved the agreement on Dec. 11.
This official partnership and consolidation of services is expected to save Johnson County about $455,000 while positioning KCATA for a stronger role in coordinating regional services. In advance of the agreement, the two organizations conducted a study with results that supported management consolidation.
At a signing ceremony this week, Ed Eilert (left), chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and Robbie Makinen (right), chair of the KCATA Board of Directors, made the partnership official.