After controversy, Kansas City transit release documents


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has released documents pertaining to a legal settlement the agency had previously argued were not public information.

The ATA contended it was not subject to open records laws in Missouri or Kansas. But it reversed that policy Wednesday, after some Johnson County, Kansas, officials threatened to end the county's contract with the authority for bus services.

The Kansas City Star sought records after the ATA's former human resources officer, Jimmy Fight, sued in 2016 claiming he was fired for pressuring the transportation auth...

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