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Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade: Johnson County transit and safety plans

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.

Details from KCMO about the parade and victory celebration

  • Go to chiefsparade.com, for all the parade details, including updates given the forecast for snow. The Kansas City Sports Commission will provide that information.
  • Sign up for text notifications about the event by texting CHIEFSPARADE to 888-777.
  • The parade will start at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5. The exact route will be announced Tuesday morning, along with transportation and public safety details.
  • The celebration includes a victory rally at Union Station at approximately 1:30 p.m., shortly after the parade ends.

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482