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Scheduler Phone 913-362-3500

Call Center Phone: 816-221-0660

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For information on advertising on The JO buses, please contact:

Houck Advertising
Eric Rosky

Civil Rights, Titile VI and DBE

Civil Rights and Title VI

Johnson County Transit Title VI Program and non-discrimination policy.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Johnson County Transit does not discriminate on the basis of Race, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age or Disability status in employment or the provision of service.

For more information on JCT’s non-discrimination policies, or if you believe you have been discriminated against and need to file a complaint, please contact:

Transportation Administrator
Johnson County Transit
111 S. Cherry St.
Suite 3300
Olathe, Kansas 66061


JCT no discrimina en base a raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, religión, edad o estado de discapacidad en el empleo o suministro de servicios.

Para obtener información adicional sobre políticas de no discriminación de JCT, o si cree que ha sido discriminado y necesita presentar una queja, por favor comuníquese:

Por correo:
Transportation Administrator 
Johnson County Transit
111 S. Cherry St.
Suite 3300
Olathe, Kansas 66061

Phone: (913) 782-2210

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

DBE allows for equal opportunity when bidding on projects with The JO.

A listing of firms certified and eligible to participate as Disadvantage Business Enterprise firms are available on the following web sites:


Tell us how we're doing. We encourage customer feedback so we can continue to provide the our riders with the best service possible.

THE JO feedback form: Please fill in as much information as you can to allow customer service to follow up on your issue as quickly as possible.


The JO and The JO - Special Edition will not operate service on the following designated holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Reduced bus service may be implemented during observed holidays. Ample notice will be posted on the front page of the Web site, posted on Twitter and Facebook and placed on buses.  For 2016 reduced service will be provided on:

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Friday, November 27, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2016

Reduced Schedules can be viewed here.

Route 710 K-10 Connector will have additional days of reduced service dependent on school breaks, see the 710 schedule for more info.

JCTC: Transportation Council

The Johnson County Transportation Council (JCTC) was created in 1979 by the Board of County Commissioners as an advisory committee. The JCTC meets regularly with the staff of the Transportation Department to consider, address and advise on various transportation-related issues. The JCTC makes recommendations to both the Transportation Department and the Board of County Commissioners.

JCTC Members:

  • 1st District | George Lafferty - Term expires 9-1-2018
  • 2nd District | Vacant
  • 3rd District | Ted Rieck - Term expires 9-1-2018
  • 4th District | John Rupard - Term expires 9-1-2017
  • 5th District | Rick Biery - Term expires 8-31-2019
  • 6th District | vacant
  • 7th District | Mark Greene - Term expires 12-11-2015
  • At Large | Casey Cassias - Term expires 9-1-2016
  • At Large - Chair | Chip Corcoran - Term expires 9-1-2016
  • At Large | vacant
  • At Large | vacant
  • KCATA Liaison | Steve Klika - Term expires 8-23-2018

Goals & Objectives:

  • To provide local planning, both short and long-range, for the development of a comprehensive public transit plan and to coordinate all available transportation systems.
  • To provide direction toward the coordination and centralized scheduling of public transportation resources and avoid duplication of efforts in responsive service to the elderly, disabled and low-income community in addition to the general public.
  • To formulate a transportation policy and to monitor the effectiveness and progress of the program and to ensure goal attainment.
  • To review and make recommendations on a budget that assures appropriate funding levels to provide needed transit services and to insure maximum accountability of funds expended.
  • To review and make recommendations on contracts involved in operating County transportation services and programs.
  • To make recommendations on highway and/or street construction improvements only as it impacts the routing of the County's transit system.
  • To develop a public awareness of mass transportation aimed at achieving a high level of public acceptance, support and utilization.
  • To respond to any other request from the Board of County Commissioners regarding mass transportation services.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For more information please call 913-782-2210.

JCTC Meeting Schedule - 2016
Date Time Location Resources
January 22, 2016 7:30 A.M.
KU Edwards #369
February 19, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office


March 18, 2016
7:30 A.M.
KU Edwards #369 packet
April 15, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office packet
May 20, 2016 7:30 A.M. KU Edwards #369 packet
June 17, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office packet
July 15, 2016 7:30 A.M. KU Edwards #369 packet
August 19, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office packet
September 16, 2016 7:30 A.M. Canceled   
October 21, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office packet
November 18, 2016 7:30 A.M. KU Edwards #369  
December 16, 2016 7:30 A.M. Johnson County Northeast Office  

Archives available upon request.

The JCTC meets at the following locations:

Johnson County Northeast Office
6000 Lamar
Mission, Kansas 66202

The Murray L. Nolte Transit Center
1701 West 56 Highway
Olathe, Kansas 66061

KU Edwards Campus
Regnier Room 369
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Persons who may need assistance, the use of a sign language or oral interpreter, or who require special accommodations, should contact (913) 715-0416, at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

Jobs at The JO

Bus Operator

Bus Mechanic

Date Closed: When filled

Johnson County Transit contract services provider, First Transit, is looking for transit operators to drive JO buses. Operators should have good communication skills and the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). First Transit provides operator training, a good work environment and a great benefits package.

E-mail: jobs@TheJO.com
Call 913-715-8204 or apply at:
First Transit
Murray L. Nolte Transit Center
1701 West 56 Highway
Olathe, Kansas 66061


Winter 2014 - seventh edition

Fall 2014 - sixth edition

Spring 2014 - fifth edition

Fall 2013 - fourth edition

Summer 2013 - third edition

Spring 2013 - second edition

Winter 2013 - first edition

Driver Heroes! JCT drivers acted in a very heroic way, twice in one week. We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight their stories. December 2013.

Driver Hero - Sterling may have saved a young mans's life - click here to read full story.

Another driver hero - click here to read Lester's story!

JO 31-Day bus passes are accepted on all Metro, Inde and KCK buses effective April 1, 2014.

Rules & Policies

Code of Conduct & Policies

The JO Rider Code of Conduct (.pdf)

Special Edition Policies

On-Line Sales:

Items purchased online through Johnson County Transit are will be shipped via USPS with an estimated delivery time of 5 to 7 business days.

Refund/Return Policy:
Bus passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Drivers do not carry change and you cannot be monetarily reimbursed for money put in the farebox - only change cards will be issued.


Contact information collected through online pass sales is used solely to notify the purchaser on the status of their order. No personal information is kept on file, shared or re-distributed outside of JCT. Credit Card information is not kept on file with JCT, all credit card information is handled by a third-party vendor and purged immediately at the end of the web session. Johnson County Transit does not disclose  any information identifying you individually (name, address, phone number, etc.) to third parties except for purposes of complying with any applicable laws or court orders, or as needed to protect the Web site or its users.

Terms of Use of Wireless Internet Access

Johnson County Transit (“The JO”) has equipped selected buses (“Location”) with free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi). This service will be available to riders with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop computer, smartphone, or other mobile wireless device (“Access Device”). Buses equipped with Wi-Fi will be identified by signs on each bus.

By using this Wi-Fi service, you are agreeing to and will be bound by the terms, conditions, and policies set forth in this Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use The JO’s Wi-Fi. This Terms of Use ("Agreement") is a contract between you,The JO, and The JO’s wireless carrier (“wireless carrier”), which is providing you network access to and use of wireless high-speed Internet access services (the Wi-Fi service and internet access/network usage are collectively referred to as the "Services").When you access The JO’s Wi-Fi service, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by this Agreement. This Agreement applies to any electronic transmission sent, received, posted, accessed or stored via any of the wireless carrier's networks. The effective date of this Agreement is the earlier of :(i) the date you affirmatively accept this Agreement; or (ii) the date on which you access The JO’s Wi-Fi service. This Agreement is subject to modification at any time. By continuing to use the Services after any such modifications, you accept and agree to any and all such modifications.

The Services are being offered as a convenience and free service. The availability, reliability, uptime and speed of the Services are not guaranteed by the wireless carrier, The JO or Johnson County, Kansas Government. The JO and the wireless carrier are not able to provide technical assistance to you and there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, contact the manufacturer of your Access Device or an IT professional. Please do not ask bus drivers for assistance with your wireless connection. The JO and the wireless carrier are not responsible for any changes you make to your Access Device’s settings.

The JO and the wireless carrier have no control over information and material accessible on the Internet and are not responsible for content or accuracy. You acknowledge that you may receive or be exposed to content, goods or services which you consider to be improper, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, obscene or otherwise offensive. The Services uses the wireless carrier's Webguard filtering, which attempts to restrict access to illegal or objectionable websites. However, no content-filtering software is completely effective. Some objectionable sites may evade filtering while other sites may be inadvertently blocked. You agree that The JO and the wireless carrier are not liable for any action or inaction with respect to any such content accessible or unavailable through the Services. Wi-Fi is not secure. Wireless internet communications are not private, nor are they confidential. Use of Wi-Fi for the transmission of confidential, sensitive, personal, or financial information is not recommended. Data can be intercepted when transmitted between your Access Device and The JO’s Wi-Fi. The JO and the wireless carrier are not responsible for intercepted or compromised data or any consequences thereof. By using the Services, you assume all risks associated with the use of the Services, including but not limited to, any risk to your Access Device, software or data of being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file, data or code which might be transmitted or activated due to use of the Services. The JO encourages all users to adhere to good security practices.

You agree to be responsible for and to bear all risk and consequences for (1)the accuracy, completeness, reliability and/or usefulness of any content available through  the Services and (2)any transmission you send, receive, post, access, or store via the Services or the wireless carrier’s networks, including the content of any communication. The JO and the wireless carrier do not undertake the security of any data you send through the Services and it is your responsibility to secure such data. The JO and the wireless carrier provide no guarantee and make no representation that the Services will be available at all times at the Location.

By using the Services, you agree that you will not use the Services for any unlawful purpose or in violation of any applicable law or regulation. Transmitting, distributing, or storing any material that violates any applicable law is prohibited. You may not violate the security of the Services or the wireless carrier’s Network in any way. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability. The wireless carrier and/or The JO may cooperate with law enforcement where criminal or unauthorized activity is suspected. By using, sending, receiving, posting, accessing, or storing any electronic transmission via the Services or the wireless carrier’s Networks, you agree to cooperate in any such investigation. The JO or the wireless carrier may be required to disclose data related to the use of the Services in response to a subpoena, court order or as otherwise required by law.

The JO and the wireless carrier disclaim any liability for unauthorized security breaches. The JO and the wireless carrier are not responsible for any damage caused to hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users are individually responsible for maintaining up-to-date anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall protection or other appropriate security measures on their Access Devices. You agree to hold The JO, the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas, Johnson County, Kansas Government and the wireless carrier harmless from any loss, damage, claims, or liability arising from any illegal activity in which you may engage or any information, communications, or sites, you may access, send or receive, whether appropriate or inappropriate, while using the Services.

You shall defend, indemnify and hold The JO, the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas, Johnson County, Kansas Government, and the wireless carrier, and their officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against, and shall promptly reimburse them for any and all losses, claims, damages, settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys' fees) to which any of them may become subject arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected with, your use of the Services or any breach of this Agreement.


The Services are not intended or designed for and cannot be used for making 911, E911, Wi-Fi based 911 or similar emergency calls. If you attempt to use the Services to make a 911, E911, Wi-Fi based 911 or emergency call, emergency service providers will not be able to identify or locate you or your telephone number and you may not be connected to the appropriate emergency services provider. The JO and the wireless carrier are not responsible for and disclaims any liability or damages related to or resulting from any attempt to use the Services for 911 calls, E911 calls, Wi-Fi based 911 calls or similar emergency call purposes.

When accessing the Services, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your e-mail address, name, and street address. You may also provide personal information by participating in Johnson County Transit social networking sites found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, or Flikr. Johnson County Transit may collect this personal information and may retain it and use it for demographic, statistical, and planning purposes such as analyzing bus usage and determining routes. Johnson County Transit may also use this personal information to provide to you via e-mail or social networking site information related to The JO such as route updates, upcoming events, marketing, and promotions. You may opt out of receiving any such e-mails by following the opt out instructions found on Johnson County Transit communications. Any personal information collected by Johnson County Transit may be subject to the Kansas Open Records Act and may be subject to disclosure under certain circumstances. Except as required by law or court order, Johnson County Transit will not sell, assign, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties. Personal information does not include information that is not used to identify you including aggregate or anonymous information.

The wireless carrier and/or The JO have the right, but are not obligated, to strictly enforce this Agreement. The JO and the wireless carrier reserve the right to act immediately and without notice to restrict, suspend or terminate the Services, if they reasonably determine that your conduct may:(1)expose The JO or the wireless carrier to sanctions, prosecution, civil action or other liability; (2)cause harm to or interfere with the integrity or normal operations of the Services or the wireless carrier’s network; (3)interfere with another customer's use of the Services; (4)violate any applicable law, rule or regulation; or (5)violate any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you, The JO and the wireless carrier with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of the United States and the State of Kansas and venue shall be in the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas.

Severe Weather

The JO is committed to providing our patrons, safe, comfortable and timely transportation. The JO always plans to run ALL routes in a timely manner. Unfortunately, inclement weather can affect our operations. We plan for anticipated weather events and take proactive actions in an attempt to minimize delays and inconvenience to our patrons. While each event may dictate a different response, some of the proactive actions JCT will take are:

  • An established snow plan for extreme cases.
  • Dispatch buses early in order to compensate for poor road conditions and traffic congestion so they may reach their first pick-up points as close to the published pick-up times as possible.
  • If available, dispatch additional buses to compensate for slower route travel times and minimize passenger wait times.
  • Post delay times on www.thejo.com, Facebook and Twitter so that patrons can check on service delays. Patrons may sign up for these services at www.thejo.com. We also send out information via an e-mail distribution list.  Click here to sign up for the e-mail distribution list (please include the route(s) you ride). Information is posted and e-mailed during normal business hours only – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Despite our pre-planning and best efforts, service can be affected by events out of our control. Traffic congestion is the primary cause of service delays. Our dispatch system and Dispatchers respond real-time to situations as they occur in an effort to keep service a smooth as possible.

As always we are glad to hear from our patrons and appreciate any suggestions on how we can improve our service.

National Weather Service

The JO Contacts - through KCATA

Call Center for route information: 816-221-0660

Scheduling: To schedule Special Edition: 913-362-3500

Dispatching, Lost & Found: 913-715-8267

Transit Office for general inquiries: 816-221-0660

Fax: 816-346-0352

TDD - Kansas Relay 800-766-3777

KCATA is responsible for managing Johnson County Transit Services: contact info.

The JO Facility

Johnson County Transit opened the Murray L. Nolte Transit Center in Olathe in May 2001. This facility houses the administrative, maintenance and operations offices.


Johnson County Transit
1701 West 56 Hwy
Olathe, Kansas 66061

Click here to map the location of The JO Facility

Driving Directions: from I-35 southbound, take the 56 Hwy exit (217). Go west two miles. Turn left (south) at the stoplight on Robinson.


Transit Grant Funding

Pending Projects

  • Metcalf & SMP Corridor Transit Improvements project currently under design.
  • Federal Transit Administration Livability Bus Grant – Facility Expansion Project: Installation of 2 additional bus bays in the maintenance shop area of the Murray L. Nolte Transit Center - $374,150. The BoCC approved acceptance of these funds at its August 19, 2010 meeting. The FTA approved the grant on April 14, 2011.
  • Pending Grant Application submitted to the Mid America Regional Council
    FY 2013-2014 Surface Transportation Program (STP)/Bridge funds - $2,400,000 to purchase up to seven (7) large Bus Rapid Transit-type transit vehicles needed for the Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway transportation corridor. This is a competitive grant program for transit and bridge projects.

    The MARC Surface Transportation Program Committee approved funding for this project in the amount of $1.6 Million. The application is pending submission to the Federal Transit Administration.

  • Funding to support the Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Corridor and 75th Street Connector service.
    Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) - Received: $2,281,109 for operations.
  • State of Good Repair – FTA Section 5309 Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant Program - $5,400,000 for bus replacement. The Federal Transit Administration will be announcing recipients of this funding in the fall 2010. JCT did not receive these funds.
  • Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities
    Local transit agencies will be able to compete for livability dollars from the pool of up to $175 million. The competitive grant program will begin accepting applications when announced in the Federal Register during the week of June 20. JCT plans to submit a grant to replace buses and and facility upgrades/improvements.

Actively Funded Grants

  • Johnson County Transit has received American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ARRA funds.
  • For information on Johnson County ARRA projects
  • For information on Kansas City area TIGER grants, see MARC's Web site.
  • "Tiger" Bus #217 paid for by ARRA TIGER grant.
  • ARRA - facility repaving and canopy expansion.
  • Images from TIGER signing with Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator for Region 7, Federal Transportation Administration.