RideKC to expand micro-transit services in Johnson County

OLATHE, Kan. – Starting next week, you’ll be able to take a ride to more locations in Johnson County.

RideKC 499 Micro Transit will expand its service area and offer Sunday transit service beginning Tuesday, July 5. He is part of a $15 million plan to launch four pilot programs that extend transit services throughout the county.

Route 499 Johnson County Micro Transit will operate seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The micro-transit service area will extend from State Line Road in the east, County Line Road in the north, 151st in the south. Renner Road will mark the western boundary between County Line Road and College Boulevard.

Coverage area includes K-7 south of College Boulevard. South of 135th Street, the service area will be extended along I-35 to include Edgerton Intermodal.

The amount riders pay for micro-transit services will depend on the distance they plan to travel. Micro-transit rides within the same zone will cost $3 and a ride between the two zones will cost $5. Riders will be charged $5 if their trip stops at certain locations in Missouri, including the Plaza, 75th and Wornall or the Ward Parkway Center.

Commuters can also download the RideKC Micro Transit app to plan their route and track their journey.

Melvin Z. Madore