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Transit - The JO

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Scheduler Phone 913-362-3500

Call Center Phone: 816-221-0660

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Johnson County Transit provides public transportation services to much of Johnson County, downtown Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and other outlying areas. JCT's The JO operates weekday commuter services with most routes running during peak morning and afternoon times. Special Edition provides paratransit services to Johnson County seniors and disabled residents.  Our Mission: Enhancing our community’s growth and lifestyle through public transportation. 

Department News

Downtown Johnson County Routes Detour to Oak
June 26, 2016

Details: http://ridekc.org/bulletins/johnson-county-routes-detour-to-oak

The emergency closure of the Grand Boulevard bridge over I-670 has caused numerous RideKC routes to deviate and use the bus stop on 12th Street at Grand. Due to the resulting overcrowding at this stop, Johnson County buses in downtown will begin deviating to Oak Street beginning on June 27, 2016.

Maker Faire Reroutes at Union Station
June 23, 2016

660 and 664 reroute due to a closure at Pershing on Friday, June 24. Please see RideKC.org for details. 

RideKC Transit Expands In Johnson County on July 5
June 20, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 20, 2016) New RideKC transit service will be launched July 5 in Johnson County, providing new and expanded regional connections to jobs, higher education and many restaurants and stores.

The additional service will bring expanded public transportation options to neighborhoods in Overland Park, Shawnee, Merriam, Prairie Village and Leawood. Service will be doubled on 75th Street, a new route will be added on 95th Street and new destinations will be added to a route serving Metcalf Avenue, a primary commercial route through Overland Park. Destinations on the expanded service include Prairiefire, Oak Park Mall, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Johnson County Community College, Sprint, Black & Veatch and the University of Kansas-Edwards Campus.

Visit RideKC.org for more. 


Jazz in the Woods Affects 660
June 16, 2016

Visit the RideKC website for details about Jazz in the Woods reroutes.

KU Edwards Bus Stop Moves May 31
May 27, 2016

Beginning May 31, the KU Edwards bus stop will be temporarily moved.

For approximately two weeks, the stop will be located in front of Jayhawk Central while repairs are made at the location of the regular bus stop.

This temporary move affects routes 575 and 710.

710 Reroutes for Construction on Irving Hill Road and Naismith Dr.
April 6, 2016

Effective immediately, 710-K-10 Connector will reroute for construction on Irving Hill Rd. and on Naismith Dr. The reroute will be in effect until construction is complete.

From the KU Park & Ride, buses will travel east on 19th and south on Naismith Dr.

The K-10 Connector bus leaving the KU-Lawrence Park & Ride will not travel onto campus while these road closures are in effect. The Irving Hill time point has been moved to 19th & Naismith, in front of the Islamic Center. Customers may also wave down the bus at the T bus shelter in front of Dillon’s at 23rd St. & Naismith.

The Irving Hill Rd. time point will be observed at 19th & Naismith.

For route information, call the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New Phone Greeting
March 19, 2016

Beginning Monday, March 28, 2016, customers calling Johnson County Transit, SWIFT and Special Edition callers be greeted with a new message.  Our Customer Service Representatives will answer phone calls will "Thank you for calling RideKC, How can I direct your call?" This new greeting, using RideKC, is to align Johnson County public and paratransit riders with our new regional branding. 

Public Input Sought For Expanded Johnson County Bus Service
March 3, 2016

A series of meetings is scheduled in March to collect public opinion about how public transportation should be expanded in Johnson County this year.

The four Johnson County meetings are an opportunity for residents and customers to voice their opinion.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnson County Community College, Hudson Auditorium, second floor of the Nerman Museum.
  • Thursday, March 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Oak Park Library, Glass Meeting Room, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 5 to 7 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, Cottonwood Room, 8101 Marty, Overland Park.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Mission Transit Center, RideKC bus parked at the transit center, 5251 Johnson Drive, Mission.

Expanded bus service is part of Johnson County’s 2016 budget that allocated more money for various taxpayer services, including parks, libraries and other amenities adding to the county’s quality of life. KCATA anticipates implementing many of the proposed improvements in July, with additional improvements tied to upcoming service changes in Kansas City later this year.

KCATA is seeking comment on a variety of transit routes, including bus service on Metcalf Avenue, 75th Street, 95th Street, Quivira Road and Nall Avenue. KCATA wants to hear what transit services people want to reach major activity centers, including employers, schools and retail areas.

If customers can’t attend a meeting, comments and questions can be submitted by calling 816-346-0300 or by email at metro@kcata.org. Comments can also be mailed to the Planning Department at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority at 1200 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

For route and schedule information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Buses Reroute for Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament
March 3, 2016

The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Fan Fest and Tournament take place at the Sprint Center next week. Buses will reroute for the closure of Grand Boulevard from Monday, March 7, through Saturday, March 12.

660-Antioch/Downtown, 661- Olathe Xpress, 664-Metcalf/Downtown, 670-Gardner-OP Xpress, 672-JoCo/Downtown Midday, 673-South OP Express, and 678-Shawnee Xpress: Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Grand and 12th, go east on 12th, south on Oak, west on 18th, south on Grand to resume the regular route. Northbound buses will travel the reverse route. Please note: The 12th & Grand bus stop and schedule timepoint will be located on 12th, east of Grand.

More details: http://ridekc.org/bulletins/big-12-reroutes

Regular Transit Service On Presidents Day
February 10, 2016

KCATA Customer Service Lobby Closed

Bus service throughout the Kansas City area will operate regular weekday service on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This includes service in Kansas City, Mo., as well as bus service in Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence.

The Regional Call Center will be taking calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Share-A-Fare will be scheduling trips from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  However, the Customer Service Lobby and administrative offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

For route information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit us at www.RideKC.org


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