Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall County is outside of the RTA area and doesn’t receive PACE service. Neuenkirchen said KAT has seen an increase in phone calls since entering into an agreement with the Village government. He said the majority of rides are for medical services and for employment. He said KAT typically asks for two days notice for ride reservations and last year the KAT program provided a record 30,000 dial-a-ride trips for Kendall County. KAT recently added service for Waubonsee Community College’s downtown campus. KAT was formed in 2010 and has 18 buses in the fleet. Services are provided Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Click here to see a short video.
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