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Johnson County provides public transportation throughout Johnson County, and connecting to downtown Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. RideKC in Johnson County operates weekdays, with most routes running during morning and afternoon rush hour. Special Edition provides paratransit services to Johnson County seniors and disabled residents. For rider information, including maps and schedules, visit RideKC.org.

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.

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. 


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. 

Johnson County Lowers Bus Fares To Match Kansas City Region
January 1, 2016

Johnson County bus riders will get a break on the price of riding a bus when Johnson County lowers it fares by a third starting Monday, Jan. 4.

Johnson County is lowering bus fares to $1.50 a trip from $2.25 on 10 local routes. Five express routes will keep their current fares. The lowered fare for local service is part of an effort to create a simple fare structure for the entire Kansas City region that’s easy to understand, regardless of where riders live or where they’re traveling. It’s part of a regional push to create a seamless transit network that’s easy and seamless to use.

The $3 Day Pass that’s accepted on five local Johnson County routes will be expanded to include all 10 local routes. The $3 Day Pass, currently available for purchase on Kansas City and Independence buses, will be available for purchase on Johnson County local buses and will be good throughout the Kansas City region. Also, the $50, 31-day unlimited pass now good in Kansas City, Missouri and Wyandotte County will now be accepted on local Johnson County bus routes.

Here is a list of the routes in Johnson County where the fares will be reduced to $1.50. These same routes will accept the $3 day pass and the $50 31-day pass as well:

575-75th Street/Quivira
672-JoCo/Downtown Midday
812-Jo Flex
856-Metcalf/Plaza Flex
875-Flex-75th Street/Quivira Flex

The reduced fares do not extend to all Johnson County routes. Fares will not change for the 710-K-10 Connector service between Johnson County and Lawrence, and these express routes: 661-Olathe Express, 670-Gardner/Overland Park Express, 673-South OP Express and 678-Shawnee Express. Those routes run from Johnson County into downtown Kansas City with limited stops. For information on all Johnson County routes and others across the Kansas City area please go to www.ridekc.org.

For route information about Metro, as well as Johnson County, Unified Government Transit or Independence contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Rebranded Johnson County Buses Hitting the Road
October 12, 2015

Starting Monday, Oct. 19, Johnson County will roll out a new color scheme and brand for its bus fleet, replacing the 16-year-old design featuring the capital letters “JO,” a play off the Kansas license plate sticker showing where a vehicle is registered.

Johnson County buses will now be painted blue with a streak of gray and feature the “RideKC” logo, a new regional brand for all buses in the Kansas City area. The rebranding initiative does not affect bus service or time schedules. Riders should confirm they are boarding the correct bus by watching the overhead sign above the windshield.

RideKC represents the vision for transit in the greater Kansas City area. It is one identity under which all transit services and information can be found. As transit agencies and providers, we are focusing on what unites us and how to best serve the public. The new RideKC initiative is intended to create one transit brand, regardless of where riders live in the Kansas City area. The same brand that’s used in Johnson County will be employed in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, and Independence.

The first freshly painted Johnson County RideKC bus will be put on the road Oct. 19, with more coming this year and next.

See a RideKC vehicle (local and express). 
See a "JO" branded vehicle.

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

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.

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