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Transit - The JO

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

JCT Lobby/Counter
February 12, 2015

As of March 6, 2015 the JCT facility in Olathe will be closed.  Purchasing bus passes and paying late fees/no shows in the lobby will no longer be allowed.  Please go here for full details.

Public Meetings About Long-Term Vision of Downtown Transit
March 2, 2015

The KCATA will host two public meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to update customers on Kansas City’s long-term vision for downtown transit. The JO routes operating in downtown are an important part of this vision.

KCATA will present a Project Update based on stakeholder feedback as they continue to develop a strategic plan for Downtown’s transit future. This vision to create a more intuitive, faster, and integrated system includes the concepts of transit emphasis corridors along Grand Boulevard and 11th and 12th Streets, and improved transit stations and facilities.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. or 5–6:30 p.m. Identical information will be presented at both meetings. Please choose the one that best fits your schedule.

Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. Metro routes that travel near the Design Center: Main St. MAX, Troost MAX, and many other Metro routes. Eight JO routes also travel near the Design Center; please refer to route schedules for more information. (On-street parking available.) Call 816-221-0660 or visit http://www.kcata.org to plan your trip.

Brief presentations will provide the public with a project update. Previous public meetings were held in late summer 2014. The public will be invited to view, ask questions, and comment on proposed downtown route changes along the transit emphasis corridors, as well as conceptual designs of proposed transit facilities.

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

JCT/KCATA Consolidation Notice - February 1, 2015
February 2, 2015

Effective February 1, 2015, The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (The METRO) will start managing Johnson County Transit.  Please note that services, buses and drivers will not change.  To view more information - click here!

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.

Digital sign displays not working.
January 21, 2015

We are in the process of updating hardware on our Metcalf service signs. They will not be displaying data until fixed. All other communications issues have been resolved.

KU Mens Basketball deviation
February 27, 2015

KU Men's Basketball Games:

On KU Men’s Basketball game nights, campus has limited accessibility to allow for arena flow. The JO will serve the Park and Ride lot, but not campus. When there is a KU basketball game, please ride the KU Park & Ride bus to the campus park and ride lot on the West Campus. The JO will stop campus service 1 hour before game time, For example, if the game starts near 7:00 p.m., the bus leaving the KU-Lawrence Park & Ride at 6:00 p.m will not travel to campus. The other west Lawrence alternative is to wave down The JO bus driver at the T bus shelter in front of Dillon's at 23rd Street & Naismith.

This deviation will occur on the following evenings:

  • Tue, March 3
Union Station Deviation - KCMO
October 1, 2014

Due to street car construction, the stop at Union Station will be inaccessible until further notice.  Please use the stop at Grand or Crown Center - go here for full detaiils.  This affects JO routes 661, 670, 672, 673 & 678.

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Trip Planner

  Link to Google Transit Trip Planner
 Start  e.g. 5251 Johnson Dr
 End  e.g. 12345 College Blvd

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