If you’re looking for a ride to the Chief’s parade on Wednesday, Feb. 5, one option is the Johnson County Transit system. There will be no other RideKC transit service, including Microtransit, on the day of the parade. Both Freedom (Special Edition) and SWIFT (paratransit) service will operate as normal. Additional details about bus service for Feb. 5 are available.
Free shuttle service to downtown Kansas City, Missouri, will run from one park-and-ride location:
- Johnson County riders can get a lift on a RideKC or yellow school bus at the Oak Park Mall park-and-ride location (11149 W. 95th St., Overland Park, south of Hillcrest Bank, northeast of Macy’s on Nieman Road – map here).
- People should park at the mall and walk over to catch the bus.
- Passengers will be dropped off at 25th and Southwest Boulevard and should return to that same location to ride back to Oak Park Mall.
- Shuttle service will begin at 7 a.m. on the day of the parade. The last trip to the parade will leave at 11 a.m. If you’re not on a bus by 11 a.m., you won’t be able to ride.
- Return trips to Johnson County will begin at noon and continue until 6 p.m.
- There will be two mobile toilets at the Oak Park location.
Johnson County Transit expects to transport 10,000 to 12,000 people on all trips. Johnson County has arranged for 30 Johnson County RideKC buses and 40 school buses. Riders should be prepared for significant wait times to board a shuttle. Because traffic is expected to be heavy, it is estimated that a single round trip will run at least 90 minutes, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Keeping revelers safe
Several Johnson County public safety agencies will lend a hand to Kansas City, Missouri, in support of Wednesday’s activities.
Postponed siren test
Typically, the region’s monthly siren test is conducted the first Wednesday. In coordination with the city of Kansas City, Johnson County will postpone this test to Wednesday, Feb. 12 due to the celebration.
School closed on Wednesday? Can't make the big parade?
Bring your kiddos to come hang out at the Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center for Chiefs Tailgate Camp! More information is available here.
For details from KCMO about the parade and victory celebration check this news release.