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 or IndeAccess, apply online or download a printable application. To apply for service in Johnson County, Kan. Johnson County, Special Edition or SWIFT, fill out an online application or download the application.
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.
Unified Government Transit offers two types of service, an ADA paratransit service called Dial-a-Ride and a service for older adults called Aging Transit. Dial-a-Ride operates beyond the required ¾-mile and covers all of Wyandotte County. The cost for Dial-a-Ride is $3 per one-way trip. Aging Transit consists of three services: Demand Response, Congregate Meals and Meals on Wheels. The costs of the Aging Transit services varies for each type of service. 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, Special Edition and SWIFT. Special Edition 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 Special Edition 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.
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 Access 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.
RideKC Freedom program is pleased to announce that beginning April 3, 2017, no-cost transportation funded by Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) will be available to Missouri residents in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Eligible recipients must be registered participants of RideKC Freedom (or fill out a new Eligibility Application), require a lift-equipped vehicle, and be at least 18 years old.
Please contact RideKC Freedom at (816) 842-9070 for more information or to apply for this program. Please note that RideKC Freedom agents are required to ask a set of questions in order to qualify for this special transportation program. Failure to answer these questions will disqualify you from participation in the no-cost transportation program.
Trips can be scheduled from 1 to 14 days in advance. RideKC Freedom will begin taking reservations for No Cost Transportation wheelchair participants who qualify on Monday, March 27, 2017. Participants with subscription trips must call and request to have the trips changed to the MARC Lift-Ramp Program in order to qualify for the no-cost transportation.
Due to the popularity of the program, RideKC Freedom customers are limited to two (2) no cost trips. Customer’s mobility type must be listed as wheelchair on your reservation profile as of March 1, 2017.
This program will be available beginning April 3, 2017 through April 28, 2017 or until the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Please check with the transportation coordinator when booking your trips to make sure that the funds are still available.
This program and others like it are made possible in part by public donations. If you would like to make a donation towards this or other programs administered by Mid-America Regional Council, please send your donations to:
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 300
ATTN: Aging Department
Kansas City, MO 64105