Kansas City, Kan.

Qualifying for RideKC Paratransit

Paratransit is available to those who meet certain qualifications. To apply for paratransit service from Unified Government Transit, KCATA, or Independence, 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.

Arranging a trip

For assistance call (816) 842-9070, and select Option 3 for RideKC Freedom in Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. 

 This service is provided Monday through Friday.

The fare for RideKC Freedom in KCK is $3.00 each way. 

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. 

Tips for arranging a trip

Have the following information ready:

  • Your RideKC Freedom/Share-A-Fare identification number
  • The day and date you want to travel
  • The time you need to arrive at your destination or your appointment time
  • The time you want to return
  • The complete street address of your destination

Will an attendant or companion be traveling with you? If so, tell the coordinator when you schedule your trip.

Going to a hospital, shopping mall, or other destination with several entrances? Tell the coordinator which door you will use for your pick-up and return trips.

Are there stairs, locked security entrances, locked gates, fencing? Is the street you live on difficult to find, etc.? If so, please tell the coordinator. These factors may affect the driver’s ability to reach you.

RideKC Freedom

Phone Options for Regional RideKC Freedom: (816) 842-9070

Option 1: RideKC Freedom: Kansas City, Mo., and Independence scheduling, reservations and dispatch 
Option 2: RideKC Freedom: Johnson County, Kan., scheduling, reservations and dispatch
Option 3: RideKC Freedom: Wyandotte County, Kan., scheduling, reservations and dispatch
Option 4: RideKC Freedom On-Demand Scheduling and Dispatch: Same day or advanced scheduling, reservations and dispatch 
Option 5: Eligibility Office: All RideKC Freedom applications, certifications, ID cards, appeals
Option 6: Comments Line: For all regional mobility services (24-hour recorded line available Monday-Friday)