Micro Transit updates service with travel to Edgerton, Gardner, Plaza, adds Sunday service
RideKC 499 Micro Transit will increase its service area and add Sunday service beginning Tuesday, July 5. There will be an adjustment in fare of either $3 or $5 depending on distance traveled.
Changes added this year also include increased mid-day service levels, a new route on 87th Street, Saturday service on four existing routes and new complementary paratransit service to support vulnerable populations. Commuter express route improvements will be made in May.
Starting July 5, changes to 499 Johnson County Micro Transit will include:
- 499 Johnson County Micro Transit will operate Sunday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Expanded service with multiple zones, with different fares depending on zones
- Micro Transit fare of $3 or $5 depending on distance traveled
- A new app for Apple and Android users
499 Micro Transit will include the area from State Line Road on the east, County Line Road on the north, 151st Street on the south. Renner Road will be the western boundary from County Line Road to College Boulevard. South of College, the zone will include K-7, and south of 135th Street the route will be expanded along I-35 and will include the Edgerton Intermodal Area. The Plaza and Ward Parkway Shopping Center will also be added to the Micro Transit service area.
Fare will be determined by the distance customers travel. Fare is $3 if the trip is in one zone and $5 if the trip travels in both the north and south zones. The fare is $5 if the trip includes Missouri destinations: The Plaza, 75th and Wornall, and Ward Parkway Center. The North Zone includes County Line Road to 95th Street. The Central Zone includes 95th to 135th. The South Zone includes 135th to Edgerton.
Public comment is welcome regarding changes to 499 Johnson County Micro Transit service. To submit a comment about the changes, complete our online survey. You may also submit comments and questions by calling 816-346-0300 or by email at [email protected].
RideKC Micro Transit and routes in Johnson County, Kansas will change this year as part of several pilot programs to improve public transportation. In November of 2021, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners authorized $15.2 million in new transit pilot programs, funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) COVID relief grants, which represents the largest single investment in transit in Johnson County’s history.