RideKC will launch its new transit redesign with some new faces. A large-scale hiring campaign is in the works to ensure the success of RideKC Next.
We’ve reached out to the community with draft schedules and heard customer and stakeholder feedback. We made some changes, added service and tweaked the stops. Now we need more professional bus operators to make the plan work.
RideKC Next creates a frequent grid, seven days a week, to connect more people to opportunities. All frequent routes will provide service every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays. It’s going to be a simpler, easier and more efficient network. RideKC Flex service will expand and modernize north of the Missouri River with app-based booking and tracking.
When the pandemic hit, essential workers kept riding. Our customers needed transit to access healthcare, employment, education and housing; the four pillars of transit on a foundation of social equity. With Zero Fare in place, RideKC’s ridership recovered faster than most transit agencies. The rebounding ridership was a strong indicator that the public was ready for our new transit redesign: RideKC Next.
While KCATA did not lay off any full-time operators during the pandemic, it is necessary to expand our workforce to fully deliver on RideKC Next.
RideKC Next will now launch in 2022 with better service and more operators. It will be the RideKC of the future.
Interested in becoming a RideKC professional bus operator? Learn more on our website.
The RideKC Next project is a comprehensive review and redesign of transit service focused on Kansas City, Mo. (KCMO), conducted by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) as part of our mission to connect people with opportunities.
What’s in the Network?
The core tenets of RideKC service are access to jobs, access to education, access to healthcare and equitable access for low-income residents who need it most. A frequent grid will connect more people to opportunity.
A simpler, easier and more efficient network.
RideKC Next changes are coming Oct. 3, 2021. Draft schedules, including maps and timetables, are available online and in our official app Transit. RideKC Next includes the restoration of more transit service.
If you have further questions or would like to submit a comment, please call 816.346.0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For route and schedule information, visit RideKC.org any time or call the RideKC Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We offer translation assistance for trip information in more than 50 languages.
El Centro de Llamadas Regional de RideKC brinda asistencia con la traducción al 816-221-0660, de lunes a viernes de 6 a.m. a 6 p.m. Lo conectaremos con un intérprete que puede traducir la información del viaje en más de 50 idiomas.