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Transit

Dispatch Phone: 913-715-8267

Scheduler Phone 913-362-3500

Call Center Phone: 816-221-0660

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Bikes on the Bus

Bike Rack Policy

  • You and your bike ride for a single fare.
  • For safety reasons, the operator will not leave the bus to assist you with the loading or unloading of bicycles.
  • Bicycle racks are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Be sure to exit the front door and let the driver know you are going to be removing your bike from the rack.
  • Johnson County Transit (JCT) assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property or persons while using the racks on buses, or racks at Johnson County Transit bus stops.

Loading & Unloading Your Bike

Loading and unloading your bike is simple. Instructions are also printed on the bike racks. 

Bike Rack Policy
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  • You and your bike ride for a single fare.
  • For safety reasons, the operator will not leave the bus to assist you with the loading or unloading of bicycles.
  • Bicycle racks are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Be sure to exit the front door and let the driver know you are going to be removing your bike from the rack.
  • Johnson County Transit (JCT) assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property or persons while using the racks on buses, or racks at Johnson County Transit bus stops.

Loading & Unloading Your Bike
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Loading and unloading your bike is simple. Instructions are also printed on the bike racks.

Bike Loading Video

 

1. When waiting at a JO stop, be sure to get off your bike and flag down the bus. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop. Any loose items, such as air pumps, bags, etc., should be removed from your bike before the bus gets to the stop.

2. With one hand, squeeze the rack handle and lower the rack.

3. Load your bike into the bike slot. If both slots are open, load your bike in the slot nearer to the bus. Wheel slots are labeled for front and back tires. If only the slot nearest to the bus is open, load your bike from the curb, rolling it into the rack.

4. Raise the bike support arm over the front wheel, just past the highest point of the tire. The arm should rest on the tire, not the fender. Please do not lock your bike to the rack with a bike lock.

5. After your bike is secured to the rack you’re ready to board the bus. Pay the your fare, remember your bike rides free.

6. When getting off the bus, be sure to tell the bus operator that you need to remove your bike, then exit through the front door.

7. To unload your bike, release the support arm and lift the bike from the rack. Once the rack is empty, squeeze the silver handle to return it to the upright position (as in Step 2).

8. For your safety, please remain on the sidewalk until the bus leaves the stop.

Bike Stands

Bike stands are located at these locations:

  • Mission Transit Center (Routes 546, 556, 660, 667, 672)
  • All Metcalf shelters (Routes 556, 664)
  • Great Mall of the Great Plains (Lot Marker 25) (Routes 661, 670, 672)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (Mur-len & Sheridan) (Route 661)
  • 127th & Mur-Len (Routes 660, 661)
  • Kansas National Guard Armory (56 Hwy & Robinson next to Johnson County Transit Offices)

For More Biking opportunities see the Johnson County Park & Recreation Trail Guide

Bus Virtual Tour

The JO

Vehicle list:

Passenger Van, 20' cutaway
cutaway van

 

Standard 40' City Bus
Jo Bus

 

connex bus

 

Over-the-Road Coach
over the road coach

 

K10 bus

Disabled Access

All vehicles are wheelchair-equipped to accommodate our disabled commuters. Many buses are able to lower at the curbside so riders don't have to step quite so high to get onto the bus. Ask your driver for accomodations.

 

Free Wi-Fi

The JO - FREE Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

Due to an overwelmingly positive response from Johnson County Transit (JCT) riders, in June 2013 JCT proudly launched new and enhanced Free Wi-Fi on all buses.  The free Wi-Fi uses 4G technology.

The Free Wi-Fi service is paid for through a cooperative advertising agreement with a major cellular service provider, at no cost to JCT, riders, or taxpayers.

Questions & Answers:

How to connect:

1. Find the Wi-Fi connection on your device. The JO's Wi-Fi will be listed as "The JO & T-Mobile"

2. Connection may require approval of a general terms disclaimer.  There is no password.

The wireless network supports 802.11b and 802.11g standards. Bluetooth-enabled devices cannot access the network. Check your wireless card documentation to determine if your wireless network card meets these standards and for any installation instructions.

Q: Will the JO drivers be able to assist with Wi-Fi questions or problems?

  • No. The JO drivers have no training in set-up or usage of the Wi-Fi.

Q: Which JO buses have FREE Wi-Fi?

  • Currently, all full size city buses have Wi-Fi.

Q: Where can I sit to pick up a stronger signal?

  • Within each bus, a wireless access point is located near the front.

Q: How secure is the wireless network?

  • Because wireless networks use radio signals, data traveling through a wireless network can be intercepted. Users should pay attention and encrypt sensitive information (passwords and confidential documentation) when communicating over the wireless network. The JO does not have any virus protection software running on the wireless network. It is the responsibility of the patron to make sure up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software is installed on their laptop or wireless device.

Q: Can I connect to my Office using a Virtual Private Network Connection while riding a JO bus?

  • Yes. VPN access is not blocked and should be available.

Q: Can I view the Terms of Use agreement?

JO Trax

JO Trax is an online web map, showing the current location of JO buses. This tool should help you find a bus, see the route and feel confident that the bus is running on time.

  • Click a bus to see the route, bus number and travel direction.
  • Click a stop to see the estimated departure times for that stop.
  • Select which routes you would like to view. The route selector legend box can also be collapsed.

Stops will be added over time to better reflect accessibility to The JO.

 

Rider Alerts

Would you like to receive Rider Alert e-mails specific to your route? Sign up to receive information on route deviations, holiday schedules, route changes and other important JO News. Simply E-mail your name and route and you will be included in the distribution list.

RideShare

RideShare Connection is a resource for commuters in Greater Kansas City.

RideShare can help you find alternatives to driving alone. You can use this site to:

  • Search for carpool, vanpool or bicycle partners.
  • Create multiple commute profiles based on your schedule.
  • Look for ridesharing opportunities to local events.
  • Get suggested routes from Google for transit and bicycle trips.
  • Log commutes on a calendar to see your savings.
  • Participate in promotions and prize drawings offered by RideShare.
  • Drive less. Save more. 

RouteShout

RouteshoutRouteShout will allow you to view estimated times by stop in a convenient mobile friendly view.  Currenlty RouteShout only shows scheduled times, but will eventually show real-time bus information.

  • Select Transit Agency.
  • Select Route.
  • Select Stop to see upcoming departures.
  • Set Favorite Stops.

Desktop View
iPhone App here.
Android App here.

Trip Calculator

The True Cost of Driving

Riding The JO can save you money. Use this Cost of Driving Calculator to see how much you spend each month driving to and from work. Enter your information and click calculate to see the results.

How many miles do you drive to and from work each day - round trip?
 
How many days per month do you work?
 
How many miles per gallon does your vehicle average?
 
How much does a gallon of fuel cost?
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How much do you pay for parking monthly?
$
What is the average cost per mile for maintenance, repairs, depreciation, insurance, taxes, etc.?**
$
--OR--
What is your average cost per mile for oil, maintenance and tires? This represents savings on the cost of driving to work, but by still owning the extra vehicle you will continue paying taxes, insurance & depreciation.
0.057
 
Your monthly cost of driving to work is...
$
Your annual cost of driving to work is...
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Four 10 ride passes cost $81.
A monthly Passport pass costs $71.

Add to that the social savings of less vehicle emissions, fewer road repairs, less congestion and lower accident rates.

For information on carbon emissions, see this calculator from the EPA Air Quality. Riding the bus can save over 650 pounds of monthly Carbon Dioxide and 20 pounds of Carbon Monoxide pollution.

** Based on AAA annual Your Driving Costs study for the composite national average of 15,000 miles per year driven. Range shown is 0.366 - 0.926 depending on mileage, vehicle size and vehicle cost.

 

Trip Planner

You can now plan a trip with Google Transit. Google Transit features maps, street view photographs and the ability to search for businesses near your destination. Make sure to include your city and state when planning a trip; Google Transit includes transit agencies worldwide. Alternately, our call center is available to answer questions at 816-221-0660. Park & Ride information is here.

How does Google Transit work?

 

Interested in dowloading The JO GIS or Google Transit Data?