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Murray L. Nolte Transit Center

Dispatch Phone: 913-715-8267

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

Union Station Deviation Affects IRS Timepoint, June 26
June 24, 2015

The IRS time point will be relocated to Pershing and Main this Friday, June 26, due to Maker Faire at Union Station. Pershing Road from Main to Kessler will be closed, and riders will be picked up and dropped off at the Union Station Max stop adjacent to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building. 

660 will travel from 12th & Grand, south on Grand, west on Pershing, north on Main. Buses will wait at Union Station MAX Station for the IRS timepoint. Buses will go west on 20th and resume the regular route.

664 will travel south from the Crown Center MAX station, west on 27th, and north on Main. Buses will wait at Union Station MAX Station for the IRS timepoint. Buses will go west on 20th and resume the regular route.

For more information about Maker Faire go to www.unionstation.org

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

Ozone Alert Season Starts June 1
June 10, 2015

During the summer, Kansas City is more vulnerable to unhealthy ozone pollution. This pollution is largely caused when emissions from motor vehicles, lawn mowers, power plants and industry react with heat and sunlight.

Between June 1 and September 30, when the area is under an Ozone Alert, one-way bus fare will be only 75¢. The fare is not valid on the The JO’s 710-K-10 Connector, but is valid for travel on other express routes. The special Ozone Alert fare includes a transfer upon request, and is also available on The Metro, The JO, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus. The Metro’s Day Pass, purchased at the farebox, remains $3.

To learn the day’s ozone forecast:

  • Call 913-383-7557
  • Visit www.marc.org or follow @airqkc on www.twitter.com
  • Look for the local weather forecast on television and in newspapers

For route information about The JO, as well as The Metro and Unified Government Transit, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For route information about IndeBus, call 816-461-4287 (IBUS) or visit www.indebusmo.com/.

K10 Connector Operates Reduced Schedule May 26 - Aug. 14
May 21, 2015

During University of Kansas-Lawrence and Johnson County Community College breaks, the 710-K10 Connector operates on a reduced schedule. Trips that continue to operate during these breaks are marked on the schedule.

  • “Break” schedule Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29
  • “Summer” schedule Monday, June 1, through Thursday, July 30
  • “Break” schedule Friday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 14

On the 710-K10 Connector schedule, "Break" trips are noted with a B in the "Schedule" column. "Summer" trips are noted with a S in the "Schedule" column. 

Additionally, there will be no service on The JO on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. 

The Regular schedule will resume Monday, Aug. 17. 

K10 Connector Reroutes for Construction on Irving Hill Road and Naismith Dr.
May 21, 2015

Effective immediately, The JO’s 710-K10 Connector will reroute for construction on Irving Hill Rd. and on Naismith Dr. The reroute will be in effect until construction is complete.

The K10 Connector bus leaving the KU-Lawrence Park & Ride will not travel onto campus while these road closures are in effect. From the KU Park & Ride, buses will travel east on 19th and south on Naismith Dr. to resume the regular route. 

The Irving Hill time point has been moved to 19th & Naismith, in front of the Islamic Center. Customers may also wave down The JO bus at the T bus shelter in front of Dillon’s at 23rd St. & Naismith.

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

Day Pass Good For Regional Travel on Local Routes
May 1, 2015

Beginning May 1, the Day Pass is accepted to travel on local routes on The JO, The Metro, Unified Government (UG) Transit and IndeBus.

The Day Pass costs $3 and is available on board Metro, MAX and IndeBus routes. When customers purchase the pass directly from a Metro or IndeBus farebox for $3 cash; the pass is good until midnight on the date purchased.

The Day Pass is valid on local JO service, which includes routes 556-Metcalf Plaza Connex, 575-75th Street-Quivira, 672-JoCo Downtown Midday, 856-Metcalf Plaza Connex Flex, and 875-75th Street-Quivira Flex. It is also valid for all UG Transit routes, all IndeBus routes and local service on The Metro and MAX. The Day Pass is not valid for commuter express routes on The JO or The Metro. Once the Day Pass has been purchased from Metro or IndeBus, simply swipe the pass in the reader on top of the farebox. On UG Transit, just show the bus operator the pass.

In April 2014, the four agencies agreed to accept The JO’s Standard Express Monthly Pass for universal pass acceptance.

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

670 Reroutes for Construction on I-35
March 31, 2015

Starting Monday, April 6, The JO’s 670-Gardner OP Xpress will use K-7, K-10 and I-435 between the Great Mall and Oak Park Mall. The reroute will be in effect until construction is complete, which is expected to last through December 2015.

KDOT will be repaving I-35 from Santa Fe to 151st Street, and the construction will also include ramp closures at Santa Fe and Old 56 Highway.

Please refer to the revised 670 schedule. Scheduled times for several trips have changed. 

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

Deviation for 10th & Main - KCMO
January 26, 2015

Due to Streetcar construction, the bus stop location at 10th & Main is not accessible - catch The JO on the NE corner of Main at 10th or go to 10th & Walnut to board.  Click here for full details.

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 Start  e.g. 5251 Johnson Dr
 
 End  e.g. 12345 College Blvd
 


Ozone Forecast

The Greater Kansas City Ozone Forecast for

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