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Countywide Paratransit Access Available to Johnson County Residents

Date:August 29, 2018
Effective:Sep 01, 2018

Eligible residents of Johnson County can access RideKC Freedom to travel anywhere within the county effective Sept. 1. RideKC Freedom is the county’s enhanced mobility, shared-ride paratransit service. For more information about RideKC Freedom, eligibility or reduced fares, please visit www.ridekc.org/mobility-services, or call (816) 842-9070, option 5. To make a trip reservation in Johnson County, call (816) 842-9070, option 2.

Johnson County Government has removed service area restrictions on county-provided paratransit transportation, making transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities available to all Johnson County residents.

The previous paratransit service area boundary limited paratransit service to the central portion of Johnson County, between 47th Street and 159th Street from north to south, and State Line and K7 Highway from east to west. This will result in better access to work, medical services, and the ability to fully participate in our community for older residents and people with disabilities.

The service operates Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, excluding major holidays. Riders can schedule trips up to seven days in advance, and no later than two days prior to a trip.

The fare for RideKC Freedom service is $5.20 per one-way trip that is 10 miles or less, $6.20 per one-way trip that is 10.01 to 20 miles and $7.20 per one-way trip that is 20.01 or more miles. Return trips are separate fares. Reduced fares are available for eligible riders.

For more info:

  • Visit www.ridekc.org/mobility-services
  • For eligibility and reduced fare questions, call (816) 842-9070, option 5
  • For trip reservations in Johnson County, call (816) 842-9070, option 2