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Transit - The JO

Call Center Phone: 816-221-0660

Dispatch Phone: 913-715-8267

Scheduler Phone 913-362-3500

Office Phone: 913-782-2210

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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

JO News - Fall Edition - Sept 2014
September 15, 2014

Check out our Fall JO News - Click here to read!

Rider Notice - Town Square Shopping Center - Olathe
September 3, 2014

Attention 660 & 672 riders - Businesses located in the Town Square Shopping Center at Santa Fe & Clairborne in Olathe requested that JO bus riders not park in their lot or cars will be towed.  This is not an established JCT park & ride lot - riders parking in this lot do so at their own risk.   Please click here for the Rider Notice that will be placed on buses and sent to the e-mail distribution list.  Your cooperation is appreciated!

New 31 Day Bus Pass
September 12, 2014

Introducing New 31 Day Pass

Johnson County Transit is introducing 31 day passes to replace all existing Monthly passes. The KCATA (METRO) uses a similar 31 day pass. The cost for all passes will remain the same but now you get the flexibility of your own start time.  All passes are still valid on KCATA buses.  Purchase outlets have not changed.

Please remember – there are NO refunds for passes.  The passes will be validated and start counting 31 days from the first time the pass is dunked into the farebox.  Once validated, riders will swipe the pass on future boardings.  You can purchase multiple passes at a time, they will not activate until their first use.  New 31 day passes will go on sale by August 15, 2014.  

Again, there are no refunds.  If you accidentally misplace your pass or if the pass gets damaged and is unreadable by the farebox, you will have to purchase a new 31 day pass.  JCT recommends keeping your pass in a plastic jacket or some protective device. 

If you have questions about this new pass, please call 913-782-2210.  To purchase a pass – visit www.thejo.com, or come into our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

JO Passport companies will still return August monthly bus passes. Companies will receive 31 day passes as credit in lieu of past monetary credit (i.e., if you return eight August JO Passports, you will receive eight 31 day passes in addition to your standard order). Starting September 1, 2014, passes will no longer be on a “consignment basis” and passes will not be able to be returned for full credit. If you order extra passes, those will be paid for and need not be returned. The new passes have no expiration, they can be sold for any date, rather than for a specific calendar month. If you would like to change your order or have any questions, please contact Tina Pederson at 913-715-8347 or tina.pederson@jocogov.org. JCT feels this is the simplest transition with minimal disruption.

31 day pass view

Special Edition Service Area Boundary Exception Pilot Project
July 15, 2014

The purpose of the pilot program is to evaluate the impact on the Special Edition system by providing service to facilities affiliated with or certified by a Community Developmental Disabilities
Organization (CDDO). that are outside the current Special Edition service area. The facility being transported to or from, must be within ½ mile outside the current Special Edition southern (159th Street) and western (K-7 and Hedge Lane) service area boundaries. The pilot project will be undertaken for six months, August 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015.

For details and to apply, please download this pdf document.

Grocery Store Receipt Coupon
July 29, 2014

The following grocery stores are printing FREE JO ride coupons on the backs of grocery store receipts - Pick up yours today and ride The JO for FREE!

Price Chopper - 75th & Metcalf

Price Chopper - 119th & Metcalf

HyVee - 6655 Martway - Mission, KS

Price Chopper - 11700 W 135th, OP, KS

Price Chopper - 8686 Antioch - OP, KS

HyVee - 13550 W 63rd, Shawnee, KS

Deviation Route 546
August 15, 2014

Route 546 has a deviation due to construction on Johnson Drive in Mission, with the bus traveling along Martway.

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Trip Planner

  Link to Google Transit Trip Planner
 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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