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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

The JO Observes Labor Day Holiday
September 1, 2015

Area transit providers will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 7.

The JO will not offer service on Sept. 7.
Special Edition/SWIFT paratransit will not provide trips, and dispatch and the administrative offices will also be closed.

The Metro and MAX will use Sunday/Holiday schedules on Labor Day. The Regional Call Center, administrative offices and Customer Service Lobby will be closed. 
The Share-A-Fare paratransit office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and paratransit service will be provided in eligible areas.

Unified Government Transit routes will not offer service on Sept. 7. 
Unified Government Transit Dial-A-Ride paratransit will not provide trips, and dispatch and the administrative offices will also be closed.

IndeBus will not offer service on Sept. 7. 
IndeAccess paratransit will not provide trips, and dispatch and the administrative offices will also be closed.

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

Visit www.kcata.org, www.thejo.com, or www.indebusmo.com for route maps and schedules. 

Crown Center Deviation for Irish Fest Sept. 3-4
August 31, 2015

Irish Fest at Crown Center will close Grand Avenue and the intersection of Pershing & Grand on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Friday, Sept. 4. The road closure starts at mid-day Thursday.

It will affect these Johnson County routes: 660-Antioch/Downtown; 661-Olathe Express; 664-Metcalf/Downtown; 670-Gardner/Overland Park Express; 672-Johnson County/Downtown Mid-Day; 673-South Overland Park Express; and 678 Shawnee Express.

JO buses will travel the alternate route south on Grand, then west on 20th, south on Main and west on Pershing before resuming the regular route.

Riders will be picked up and dropped off along Main at Metro bus stop signs or shelters.

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

Regular Schedule for 710-K-10 Connector Resumes Aug. 17
August 14, 2015

As students return to school after the summer break, the 710/K-10 Connector operating between Johnson County and Lawrence will resume its regular schedule.

Starting Aug. 17, the K-10 Connector will run Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Rush-hour service in the morning and afternoon will operate every half hour. Night service is available, operating hourly 7:10 p.m. until 11:20 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Night service is not available on Fridays.

On the 710-K10 Connector schedule “regular” trips are noted with an ‘R’ in the “schedule" column. “Summer” trips are designated with an ‘S’ while “break” trips are noted with a ‘B.’

The K-10 connector’s regular schedule will last until Thanksgiving break, which runs from Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 before the regular schedule resumes.

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

Midday Times Change On 575/875
July 31, 2015

575/875-75th Street-Quivira will change some times in the midday. 

This will provide better connections to other routes and reduce the idle time at 75th & Quivira. The change only affects stops on the southbound/westbound route between 75th & Troost and 75th & Metcalf, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Other times are not affected. 

See the PDF for new times.

672-JoCo-Downtown Midday Changing Aug. 31
July 31, 2015

Effective Aug. 31, 672-JoCo-Downtown Midday will change due to the closing of Great Mall Park & Ride.

The route will discontinue service on Kansas and Harrison south of Santa Fe. 672 will instead travel on Santa Fe between Kansas and K-7, ending at Wal-Mart.

See the PDF for new times and a new map.

670-Gardner Xpress Changing Aug. 31
August 14, 2015

Effective Aug. 31, 670-Gardner Xpress will change due to the closing of Great Mall Park & Ride.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule below was issued Aug. 14. Changes were made to address the timeline for construction on I-35. If you reviewed the new schedule prior to Aug. 14, please check the schedule again.

See the PDF for new times and a new map.

661-Olathe Xpress Changing Aug. 31
July 31, 2015

Effective Aug. 31, 661-Olathe Xpress will change due to the closing of Great Mall Park & Ride.

Service to Old 56 Hwy & Robinson Park & Ride is being added, and a timepoint will be added at the Olathe Medical Center (on 151st Street at Access Road).

See the PDF for new times and a new map.

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/.

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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Ozone Forecast

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