If you have no means of transportation or are looking for an alternative to driving in Johnson County, these resources provide affordable and convenient transportation services to Gardner residents:
- RideKC provides public transportation throughout Johnson County. Starting in July 2018, bus route 596 3-Trails-Edgerton Express, began connecting workers to jobs near New Century Parkway and Logistics Park KC, with multiple stops in Gardner and Edgerton. The route also goes to the 3-Trails Park & Ride at Bannister Rd. and Blue Ridge Blvd. It runs Monday through Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. during rush hour. Base bus fare is $1.50. Senior, youths and riders with disabilities can qualify for half fare in many locations. A variety of passes, the full schedule and map are available online at www.RideKC.org.
- RideKC Freedom* is a shared ride program providing affordable curb-to-curb transportation for registered residents of Johnson County. Rider must meet one of these categories: older adults (65+), persons with disabilities or persons with low-income. RideKC Freedom operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except major holidays). Trips will be scheduled by the rider up to seven (7) days in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the trip. Cost Per One-Way Trip: 0 - 10 miles = $5.20; 10.01 - 20 miles = $6.20;20.01 + miles= $7.20. Residents who qualify for the reduced fare program (based on income) pay $3.20 per one-way trip.
- RideKC Freedom On Demand* operates as on-demand, curb-to-curb or door-to-door service to older adults (65+), persons with disabilities, and persons with low-income. The service area is all of Johnson County Service and hours are Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The costs per trip are the same as RideKC Freedom. For added convenience, riders can download the RideKC app on their smartphone to help plan their trip, track rides, pay fares and request stops. By downloading the app, users will also receive a free one-day pass.
Questions? Call 816-842-9070 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more guideline information, go to: www.ridekc.org/mobility-services/johnson-county-kan
- Catch-a-Ride Program* is a volunteer transportation service through Johnson County Human Services that serves Johnson County residents who are 60+ years old, disabled, or who are in a life transition where transportation is not available. Drivers take individuals to: medical appointments (pharmacy is an extra stop), the grocery store, or social service agencies within the Johnson County area. This service requires at least 5 business days advance notice for all ride requests. Due to the high volume of weekly rides, individuals are encouraged to call far enough in advance for a ride request. Riders can request up to 3 rides per week. Additionally, there is an application process. Riders must complete the application process, which includes signing a release of waiver and liability form.
To learn about more transportation resources in Johnson Country, visit Johnson County Human Services or call 913.715.8900.
*These services require an application process.