(Kansas City, Mo. - April 27, 2018) - RideKC is partnering with local businesses in southern Johnson County to provide transportation solutions for employers and employees and improve job access to meet workforce needs.
A new service route, the 595 Gardner-OP Express, began Monday, April 2, providing service for employees traveling from Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and other parts of Johnson County to employment centers in Gardner, Edgerton and New Century AirCenter.
"Johnson County has the jobs. We have the drive. We worked together on a solution that promised employers the people they want could get to work," said Robbie Makinen, KCATA President and CEO. "When you need us, we will be ready to help out. This innovative solution wouldn't have been made possible without the collaboration between Johnson County and KCATA."
The new route is the first reverse commuter service (round-trip service) designed specifically to get employees to and from jobs in the southern portion of the county with morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend schedules to complement shift times at Logistics Park Kansas City in the Edgerton and Gardner and New Century areas.
"Reliable, accessible transportation that connects workers to employment centers in Johnson County is a priority for the Board of County Commissioners," says Commission Chairman Ed Eilert. "Through this new service we're able to improve job access and help meet the needs of both employees and employers in our community."
Join us on Monday, April 30, in Johnson County as we celebrate our new riders by giving them lunch boxes filled with treats. Media should RSVP if planning to attend.
Various business leaders from Johnson County
Members of the RideKC/KCATA Executive Leadership Team RideKC/KCATA Staff
Celebration of our new riders and new service
Morning Shift: 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Afternoon Shift: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
159th Street & New Century Parkway, on the property of the Johnson County Airport Commission Building