Special Edition Changing Application Process, Name

Date:May 05, 2017

Changes are coming to the application process for RideKC Freedom (formerly Special Edition). To discuss the changes or get questions answered, join us at one of the meetings below to discuss this change:

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2-3 p.m.: Cedar Roe Library, 5120 Cedar St., Roeland Park, KS 66206
  • Thursday, May 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Blue Valley Library, 9000 151st Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
  • CANCELLED: Friday, May 19

KCATA will also meet with several agencies that serve Special Edition customers. 

About the changes

Beginning June 1, all applications to use RideKC Freedom will be processed according to guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This process is designed to determine eligibility based on how a person’s disability impacts their use of the bus system. The application asks for more information than the previous application and includes a section for your physician to complete. Completion of the application is vital to making eligibility decisions that match your individual transportation needs with the services that we provide. The eligibility period of 3 years remains unchanged. The benefits of this new process include:

  • Regional Paratransit services: The new eligibility process will allow you to ride on ADA paratransit service currently offered throughout the region.
  • Free Fare Bus Service: The new eligibility process will allow you to ride any RideKC bus for free anywhere in the region.
  • RideKC Freedom On-Demand: This new pilot program begins on May 1. RideKC Freedom On-Demand will allow paratransit users to use taxis for same-day trips.

In the meantime, should you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Lisa Womack at 816-346-0808 or

For information about bus routes, call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.