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Ride KC Presents the 2019 Rosa Parks Award to Scott Smith and Michael DeBacker

Co-Chairs of KC Chamber’s Big 5 Transportation Committee Honored with RideKC’s Rosa Parks Business Partner Award


Big 5 Initiatives · Transportation · Transportation

The co-chairs of the Chamber’s Transportation Committee, Scott Smith and Michael DeBacker, received RideKC’s  2019 Rosa Parks Business Partner Award at the Rosa Parks Spirit Awards, Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The Business Partner Award is presented to an individual or business whose support for public transportation demonstrates a commitment by the private sector to improve the quality of life for its employees, residents and visitors to the city. Read Article
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Kansas City Transportation: Past, Present, & Future


Transportation · Centurions

The Centurions Fall Cohort (Class of 2019-2020) descended on Kansas City once again for their January Task Force, which focused on transportation in Kansas City. Transportation is, after all, “more important than sex and air,” according to Frank White, III, co-chair of the planning committee. Transportation ties every industry together, from job access to healthcare to education. It is the critical path to hold it all together. And so, we began our deep dive into transportation. Read Article