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:
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.