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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 offers same day scheduling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The costs per trip are $5 for the first 5 miles & $2 each mile after. The Freedom Mobile App allows customers to schedule a ride with their mobile phone. No smartphone? No problem! Once you are enrolled, call 816.842.9070 to book a trip.

Questions?  Call 816-842-9070 or contact freedom@kcata.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.

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