The JO Passport is Johnson County Transit's (JCT) 31 day bus pass that gives riders the convenience of a one time fee and allows them to save over 28% off of the regular Standard Express bus fare. JO Passport members are sold passes at an extra discounted rate. Don't forget your JO Passport is also good on Metro buses! Your company should join a growing number of employers who are adding JCT's JO Passport program to their benefit package.
The JO Passport is only available for purchase by businesses, have your Human Resources department contact JCT at 816-221-0660 or E-mail a request to setup a Passport account. A minimum purchase of five passes per month is required.
Johnson County Transit provides schedules, Rider's Guides and other information to help you promote the savings and benefits of commuting by bus. JCT will even visit your company to discuss the JO Passport program during employee benefit meetings and/or company events. Route 710 K-10 Connector does not accept this pass.
JO Passport participants are also eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council. You must register for this program with the link above or call 816-842-RIDE.
JO 31 Day Passes are now good on KCATA (The Metro), KCK (The Bus) and Independence (INDE) buses. The only exceptions are on Metro Commuter/Express routes #34X Liberty, #170 Blue Springs and #152 Lee’s Summit/Raytown. $75.60 gets you all access!
Passport Cost Comparisons
Riding JCT with the Passport Costs $71.00 Per Month.
Johnson County Transit offers a variety of ways for commuters to save money including the monthly Passport, which saves riders over 28% off of regular bus fare, and the convenient 10 ride pass, which saves riders 10% off of regular bus fare. But these savings are just the beginning.
- Express Fare - $2.25
- 10-RideTicket - $20.25
- JO 31 Day Passport (company sponsored monthly bus pass) - $71.00
- JO 31 Day Bus Pass - $75.60
What Does it Cost to Operate a Car?
Commuting with JCT reduces or eliminates many of the hidden expenses that accumulate when driving, such as maintenance, oil, tires, parking and insurance.
Companies are known by the benefits they offer. The Passport is one of the best benefits your company can give its employees for a lot of reasons:
- Employees receive an additional benefit at a minimal cost. This cost is entirely tax deductible (whereas driving expenses are not). Additionally, any amount of the Passport which your company chooses to subsidize for its employees is a tax deductible expense. Employers then can take an employee benefit,tax deduction for the difference between the employer's cost and the employee's cost, while creating a positive impact on both employees and the community.
- Employees have an additional commuting option that can reduce their work related expenses and increase their disposable income. No parking costs, no gas expenses, their insurance rates may be lowered, and vehicle maintenance fees are significantly reduced. The Passport may even eliminate the need for some families to be burdened with the costs of an additional vehicle.
- Your company will save money too, by reducing the costs of employee parking and eliminating the hassles caused by the Central Business District's parking crunch.
- Productivity improves. JCT commuters arrive at work relaxed, without the stress caused by rush-hour driving. Employees can even spend their commuting time planning their day or catching up on paperwork.
- The employee eligibility pool is enlarged by making it possible to hire those who cannot drive, those who choose not to drive, and those who want to save money. The Passport provides every job applicant with reliable transportation.
- Employees who already ride the bus can also benefit. They can save an additional 28% off of their regular transit costs and have the added convenience of a one time monthly expense. No hassles with exact change.
- Your company helps hold the line on business taxes because fewer cars on the road means less stress on our over-burdened infrastructure and less need for costly road repairs.
- Promoting JCT's Passport helps improve the environment. Reducing the number of single-occupant vehicles on the road will cut down on harmful hydro-carbons.
- JCT sells over 750 Passports each month. Participating companies include: AMC, Americo, Apollo Services, Assurant, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, Blue Cross, BNIM, Chicago Title, Children’s Mercy, City of Overland Park, Commerce Bank, Cophaken White Blitt, Crown Center, DST, Tony Dunsworth, FAA, Federal Reserve Bank, Dept of HUD, Garmin, Gastinger Walker Harden Arch, Gilmore & Bell, Hallmark, Husch Blackwell Sanders, JE Dunn, Kansas City Transportation Authority, KCP&L, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Southern, KU Edwards, KU Park & Transit, Larson Binkley, Lathrop & Gage, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, MacFarlane Group, Matt Ross Community Center, Martin Leigh Laws & Fritzlen, MARC, NABC, NAIC, Pinsight Media, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, Stinson Morrison Hecker, The Principle Foundation, Thomas McGee, Transystems, Tymewarp, UMB Bank, US Dept of HUD, US Department of Justice, US District Court, UMKC, US DOT, Wageworks and Wired Commute.