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September 25, 2009
Editorial: Transit funding is hit hard in rural MN
Rural transit services in west central Minnesota and around the state are facing growing funding problems just as rider demand is increasing. The demand is increasing for several reasons: - Rural Minnesota has an aging population. - Rural residents are learning to utilize transit...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
KAT plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this week
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit system will be celebrating its 10th anniversary Thursday afternoon at the Becker Street Market. Representatives from KAT will be at their new bus stop, the Becker Street Station, from 3-5 p.m. Thursday to promote KAT, answer questions and serve...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
June 15, 2009
Funding needs to keep pace with increased need for transit services
WILLMAR -- An aging population, increasing gas prices and a growing immigrant population that can't afford multiple vehicles to drive to work...
June 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
State budget woes keep KAT cautious
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit has been told not to expect a funding increase next year. The transit system is also bracing for potential cuts this year as it waits for Gov. Tim Pawlenty to finalize his unallotment of 2009 program funding. "We're definitely on alert to see...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
KAT prepares for new fixed route for workers
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi Area Transit is preparing to launch a new bus route that is designed to get workers to work on time -- and then take them back home. KAT was awarded federal funding to initiate the Job Access and Reverse Commute program in Willmar.
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Kandiyohi Area Transit receives a new $66K bus due to economic stimulus funds
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi Area Transit will benefit from the federal economic stimulus package. Transit Director Tiffany Collins said Tuesday that KAT will receive a new bus in August that will be totally funded with federal stimulus money. Usually, 80 percent of the cost of a new transit...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
MnDOT seeks input on rail and transit plans
MnDOT seeks input on rail and transit plans Public input is being sought for development of a statewide freight and passenger rail plan.
April 8, 2009 - 7:18am
February 7, 2009
Local governments consider cutbacks in KAT funding
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit system may have to operate on fewer dollars from local government donors. At a joint powers meeting Friday, members of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners and Willmar City Council who sit on the KAT board said they may reduce their annual...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
KAT officials entertain using bus shelter in downtown Willmar as community billboard
WILLMAR -- Willmar's new downtown bus shelter could eventually serve as a community billboard. Electronic message boards that operate on three sides of the Becker Bus Station, located at Becker Avenue and Fourth Street Southwest, will be available to advertise community functions,...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Touted KAT employee has been named replacement for Groothuis
WILLMAR -- Tiffany Collins, who has been second in command at the Kandiyohi Area Transit since it was started in 1999, was hired Monday as transit...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 16, 2008
KAT director resigns to take state transit job
WILLMAR - The first - and only - transit director of the Kandiyohi Area Transit system has resigned. John Groothuis, who helped launch KAT in...
December 16, 2008 - 3:00pm
November 8, 2008
KAT fares to increase
WILLMAR -- Starting Jan. 2 it will cost more to ride a Kandiyohi Area Transit bus. The additional revenue will help offset a $30,000 budget shortfall that was caused by high fuel prices and reduced state revenue for operations expenses. "We can't go in the hole," said Kandiyohi...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Kandiyohi Area Transit is adding final touches to plan that adds new route in New London and Spicer
WILLMAR -- Plans are being put in place to start a new bus route to exclusively serve the New London and Spicer communities. John Groothuis, transit director for Kandiyohi Area Transit, said Tuesday that a $110,000 state grant has been awarded to expand the county system. The new...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Kanidyohi Area Transit is adding final touches to plan that adds new route in New London and Spicer
WILLMAR -- Plans are being put in place to start a new bus route to exclusively serve the New London and Spicer communities. John Groothuis, transit director for the Kandiyohi Area Transit, said Tuesday that a $110,000 state grant has been awarded to expand the county system. The...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
Study by Minnesota 2020 urges state lawmakers to get the ball rolling on regional railroad lines
WILLMAR -- Shannon Klint looks forward to the day that a passenger train might take her and her family from the Twin Cities to visit her parents in Willmar. "It would change my life," she said Wednesday morning. Klint took part in a conference call to discuss a new study by Minnesota...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am