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Public Advisory: Normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions ... | last updated: 01/17/2020 - 5:52am | + read more

We have been closely monitoring weather and road conditions last night and this morning, and have decided to proceed with normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions:

  • To and from Papercrete transportation has been cancelled for the day.
  • Catch-a-Ride volunteer transportation services are cancelled for the day.
  • Area Agency on Aging – Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will not be delivered today.
  • Nutrition Centers are closed today.
  • Some Museum, Theatre and Arts programs have been rescheduled (participants have been notified).
  • Johnson County Library branches will open at noon, today. Friends of the Library Bookstores at Antioch, Blue Valley and Central Resource Libraries will be closed all day.
  • Paratransit and Micro Transit riders should expect delays between 30-60  minutes. Check @RideKC on social media for the latest.


Johnson County and Overland Park partner for Saturday microtransit service

Johnson County Government and the city of Overland Park have agreed to a pilot microtransit program focused on downtown Overland Park and the city’s popular Saturday Farmers Market. The Board of County Commissioners authorized the pilot Thursday morning. The city of Overland Park authorized the pilot earlier in the week.

Utilizing the app-driven, on-demand microtransit service that Johnson County introduced earlier in the year, the city will subsidize trips to and from downtown Overland Park on each Saturday of the month for the remainder of 2019, beginning in July. The name of the app is Microtransit, provided by TransLoc. It’s available for download at this link. The fare for the RideKC microtransit pilot is $1.50 for every one-way trip. 

“Overland Park’s willingness to support the microtransit pilot program is a win-win partnership,” said Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert. “It provides a downtown Overland Park transit option for local residents and allows the county to further study demands for public transportation and determine future needs in our transit system.”

As part of the pilot, the eastern border of the existing microtransit service area in Johnson County will be extended from the current boundary of Metcalf Avenue east to State Line Road on Saturdays only. Service hours on Saturdays will match the Monday-Friday service, which is 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"RideKC's micro transit service is an innovative approach to bringing more residents to Downtown Overland Park and the Farmers' Market,” said Overland Park Ward 2 Councilmember Curt Skoog. “We are looking forward to the expanded service and seeing if it adds value for our residents and the Market."

For more information about RideKC microtransit, the service area or the app, please visit ridekc.org/microtransit or call 816-842-9070.

Johnson County Government contracts with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regional transit services. 

 

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482