RideKC Freedom is making some changes to the eligibility process for RideKC Freedom. Beginning April 16, RideKC Freedom implements a new ADA eligibility process for new applicants and current users whose eligibility expires. The ADA application and medical certification are still required documents.
New Requirements: In-person Assessment is now required if you are applying for ADA-eligible transportation.
Schedule an appointment once you have your completed ADA application and the certification required by your medical provider.
Your mobility is important to us. That is why IndeBus, KCATA, Johnson County and Unified Government Transit are working together as RideKC to provide friendly, affordable access to the Kansas City region. If you are an older adult, person with a disability or person of low-income please see below what services may be available to you. We are here to help connect you to your community.
Paratransit is available to those who meet certain qualifications. To apply for paratransit service from KCATA, Unified Government Transit, Johnson County, Kan., or IndeAccess, download a printable application in English or Spanish. The application and Ride Guide are available in alternate formats and in Spanish upon request by calling 816-842-9070 and pressing option 5 for Eligibility.
You may apply online at www.rideonkcata.com.
KCATA Freedom offers two types of services, ADA paratransit and non-ADA demand response. The ADA paratransit service is operated within ¾-mile of local bus routes and costs $3 per one-way trip. The non-ADA demand response service has a larger service area and cost is determined by the length of the trip. To utilize these services you must first go through the eligibility process. For questions about how to apply for and use the services please call (816) 842-9070, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The Ride Guide will give you more information about RideKC Freedom.
Ride Guide - Appendix with maps [PDF]
Alternative Accessibility Formats: Information found on this website can be provided in an alternative format upon request. For an eligibility application, please contact RideKC Freedom Regional Eligibility Office at 816-842-9070, option 5, to speak to a representative. To obtain a copy of the Ride Guide and for other information found on this website, speak with a RideKC Freedom Customer Service Agent at 816-842-9070, option 1. RideKC Freedom will do its best to provide the requested alternative format within a reasonable time.
Unified Government Transit offers two types of services, ADA paratransit for persons with disabilities and Senior paratransit for individuals aged 65 and over. The ADA paratransit service is operated within ¾-mile of local bus routes and costs $3 per one-way trip. The Senior paratransit service is operated Wyandotte County wide and costs $2 per one-way trip. To utilize these services you must first go through the eligibility process. For questions about how to apply for and use the services please call (816) 842-9070, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The City of Independence offers two types of service, an ADA paratransit service called IndeAccess and for older adults called IndeAccess+. IndeAccess is operated within ¾-mile of local bus routes and costs $2 per one-way trip. IndeAccess+ serves all of the city of Independence and costs $2 per one-way trip. To utilize these services you must first go through the eligibility process. For questions about how to apply for and use the services please call (816) 842-9070, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45pm
Johnson County offers two types of services, RideKC Freedom and SWIFT. RideKC Freedom is an enhanced mobility, shared-ride non-ADA service that operates throughout a designated service area in Johnson County; Kansas City, Kan; and Kansas City, Mo. The cost of RideKC Freedom rides is determined by trip length. To utilize these services you must first go through the eligibility process. For questions about how to apply for and use the services please call (816) 842-9070, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Phone Options for Regional RideKC Freedom: (816) 842-9070
Option 1: RideKC Freedom: Formerly Share-A-Fare, IndeAccess and IndeAccess Plus
Option 2: RideKC Freedom and Swift Services
Option 3: RideKC Freedom: Dial-A-Ride in Wyandotte County
Option 4: RideKC Freedom On-Demand Scheduling and Dispatch: ADA, non-ADA same day option scheduling
Option 5: Eligibility Office: For all mobility services, including On-Demand
Option 6: Comments Line: For all regional mobility services (24-hour recorded line available Monday-Friday)
Out-of-town visitors, who are ADA eligible in their home city or have an apparent disability, can use RideKC Freedom Paratransit Services for up to 21 days in a 365 day period. Visitors must contact RideKC Freedom Regional Eligibility Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., at (816) 842-8070, option 5. Once this is done, advance reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance. However, reservations must be made at least the day before a scheduled trip by 4:45 p.m.
Would you like the faster, more affordable option of RideKC bus service, but would like a little help getting started? If you are currently a rider on one of the RideKC Freedom services and would like to learn how to ride the bus check out our free Regional Travel Training Program. Trained staff will help you evaluate the best route to and from the bus, show you how to ride, and assist you in navigating the Kansas City region. To learn more, call (816) 346-0809.
Perhaps you are looking for additional services. If so, check out Link for Care. Operated by the Landon Center on Aging at the KU Medical Center Link for Care is a one-stop shop for information on over 12 types of services throughout the Kansas City region. The site includes information on transportation services, health care services, care management, financial services, among others. To contact Link for Care visit their website www.linkforcare.org.