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Transit - The JO

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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

Streetcar Opening Affects 661, 670, 672, 673, 678
May 4, 2016

The KC Streetcar opens this Friday, with festivities planned throughout the weekend. 

More Details: http://ridekc.org/bulletins/kc-streetcar-opening-weekend-may-6-7 

 

Detours: On Thursday evening and Friday, some Johnson County Transit service travelling near Union Station will be affected. 

661-Olathe Xpress, 670-Gardner-OP Xpress, 672-JoCo Downtown Midday, 673-South OP Xpress, 678-Shawnee Xpress: Buses will not be able to stop at the northbound Union Station MAX station. Buses will travel the regular route to Main & Pershing, go east on Pershing, north on Grand, west on 19th to resume the regular route.

Free Rides On Regional Transit
The Kansas City region will join together offering free bus fares on Friday, May 6, in celebration of the historic opening of the new downtown Kansas City streetcar. The streetcar will be free to ride. And for one day, fares on all bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free, too.

For more information about other reroutes, Saturday Call Center hours, and how to enjoy the Grand Opening Celebration, visit http://ridekc.org/bulletins/kc-streetcar-opening-weekend-may-6-7.

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. 

Public Input Sought For Expanded Johnson County Bus Service
March 3, 2016

A series of meetings is scheduled in March to collect public opinion about how public transportation should be expanded in Johnson County this year.

The four Johnson County meetings are an opportunity for residents and customers to voice their opinion.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnson County Community College, Hudson Auditorium, second floor of the Nerman Museum.
  • Thursday, March 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Oak Park Library, Glass Meeting Room, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 5 to 7 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, Cottonwood Room, 8101 Marty, Overland Park.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Mission Transit Center, RideKC bus parked at the transit center, 5251 Johnson Drive, Mission.

Expanded bus service is part of Johnson County’s 2016 budget that allocated more money for various taxpayer services, including parks, libraries and other amenities adding to the county’s quality of life. KCATA anticipates implementing many of the proposed improvements in July, with additional improvements tied to upcoming service changes in Kansas City later this year.

KCATA is seeking comment on a variety of transit routes, including bus service on Metcalf Avenue, 75th Street, 95th Street, Quivira Road and Nall Avenue. KCATA wants to hear what transit services people want to reach major activity centers, including employers, schools and retail areas.

If customers can’t attend a meeting, comments and questions can be submitted by calling 816-346-0300 or by email at metro@kcata.org. Comments can also be mailed to the Planning Department at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority at 1200 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

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

Buses Reroute for Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament
March 3, 2016

The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Fan Fest and Tournament take place at the Sprint Center next week. Buses will reroute for the closure of Grand Boulevard from Monday, March 7, through Saturday, March 12.

660-Antioch/Downtown, 661- Olathe Xpress, 664-Metcalf/Downtown, 670-Gardner-OP Xpress, 672-JoCo/Downtown Midday, 673-South OP Express, and 678-Shawnee Xpress: Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Grand and 12th, go east on 12th, south on Oak, west on 18th, south on Grand to resume the regular route. Northbound buses will travel the reverse route. Please note: The 12th & Grand bus stop and schedule timepoint will be located on 12th, east of Grand.

More details: http://ridekc.org/bulletins/big-12-reroutes
 

Regular Transit Service On Presidents Day
February 10, 2016

KCATA Customer Service Lobby Closed

Bus service throughout the Kansas City area will operate regular weekday service on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This includes service in Kansas City, Mo., as well as bus service in Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence.

The Regional Call Center will be taking calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Share-A-Fare will be scheduling trips from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  However, the Customer Service Lobby and administrative offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

For route information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit us at www.RideKC.org

Downtown JCT Bus Stop Moved From 20th Street
February 9, 2016

A bus stop serving five Johnson County bus routes in downtown Kansas City will be permanently moved to 19th Street from 20th Street, effective immediately.

The new location, just west of Main Street on 19th Street, will be served by Johnson County routes 661-Olathe Xpress, 670-Gardner/OP Xpress, 672-JoCo/Downtown Midday, 673-South OP Xpress and 678-Shawnee Xpress.

The stop was relocated to 19th Street several months ago to accommodate nearby road construction. The new location will be permanent because 19th Street is safer for the turn that that buses make.

New maps reflecting the move to 19th Street will be posted at RideKC.org on Feb. 17.

For route and schedule information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit us at www.ridekc.org. 

667 Moves Service From Roe Lane to Roe Avenue
January 22, 2016

Starting Monday, Feb. 1, the 667-Nall/Downtown service in Johnson County will serve new bus stops on Roe Avenue in Roeland Park.

The 667 route will be moved from Roe Lane to Roe Avenue. The current service operates along Roe Lane from 48th Street to 50th Terrace. The new route follows nearby Roe Avenue from 48th Street to 50th Terrace and buses will serve the same stops as the 107-7th Street/Parallel route. The 107 recently was extended south from the University of Kansas Medical Center to the Mission Transit Center. 

A new schedule will be posted online the week of Feb. 1. However, new schedules will be printed later in February.

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

See a map at RideKC.org.

Martin Luther King Day service
January 11, 2016

Regional Transit Service Schedule For Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Johnson County buses will run on reduced schedules in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. Details are available online.

The Metro and MAX will operate regular weekday service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. Buses in Wyandotte County and Independence also will operate regular weekday service.

The Regional Call Center will take calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Share-A-Fare will be scheduling trips from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Share-A-Fare service will be provided on Jan. 18.

Administrative offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

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

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:

546-KCK/Johnson/Quivira
556-Metalf/Plaza
575-75th Street/Quivira
660-Antioch/Downtown
664-Metcalf/Downtown
667-Nall/Downtown
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. 

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