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.
Please see the RideKC Bulletin for more information and meetings where you can get more information.
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. Online application processing is under construction and not available until after March 15, 2018.
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.
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.
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: Special Edition, also for 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)
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.