(Kansas City, Mo. Feb. 22, 2017) Johnson County will reduce fares on four major RideKC express routes, moving the Kansas City area toward a single, seamless transit system serving the region.
Starting Wednesday, March 1, fares on express routes running between Johnson County and downtown Kansas City, Mo. will be reduced to $1.50, a 75 cent reduction from the current fare of $2.25.
The new $1.50 fare will be available on these Johnson County routes: 519 Olathe Express, 563 Shawnee Express, 569 South OP Express and the 595 Gardner-OP Express.
The new fare for RideKC express service will be the same as the $1.50 fare for all local service offered in Johnson County and the rest of the Kansas City region.
Additionally, the price for a 31-day express pass will now be $50, reduced from $75.60 to account for the lower base fares.
The new $50 price for a 31-day pass is the same as the price of a 31-day pass for local bus service across the region.
“This is another example of how KCATA and our regional transit partners are breaking down barriers to improve public transportation in the region,” said Robbie Makinen, KCATA president and CEO.
“The lower fare will bring added convenience to our customers,” said Steve Klika, chairman of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
“We will now have more consistency in our fare structure across the metro area as we create a single, regional transit system that’s friendly to riders on both sides of the state line.”