From Leavenworth, Kan., Public Information Office | March 10, 2023
The City of Leavenworth is partnering with The Guidance Center and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to offer a new transportation service open to everyone.
The pilot program will consist of three passenger vans that will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. RideLV vans will be “on demand,” meaning that they will respond to requests for rides rather than having sustained routes or stops.
Other features of this service include:
Funding for the RideLV Micro Transit has been provided by a series of grants from state resources and funding from the City of Leavenworth. RideLV received a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Bureau, Section 5311: Formula Grants for Rural Areas. The grant provided $266,655 in grant funding for operations, $219,545 was also funded for the vehicles. The City of Leavenworth provided a required matching local source at $81,996; and the Commission approved this amount for three years out of the economic development portion of the Countywide Sales Tax.
There are two options to schedule a ride. Potential riders can call The Guidance Center’s dispatch line, 913-758-9443, or download an app, “Iris – A RideKC Partner” on Google Play or the Apple Store. Currently users of the Iris App will see the Kansas City service. After April 10, users will be able to select “Leavenworth” as a zone within the service.
Rides will not connect to Kansas City at this time.
The app will give riders more detailed information about when they can expect to reach their destination:
Web booking site: https://book.iris.rideco.com/