Transit is expanding to Johnson County next week with RideKC Micro Transit.
RideKC 499 Johnson County Micro Transit will expand its service area and operate seven days a week starting July 5. They will still operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The RideKC Micro Transit program allows riders to ride from a 12-seater van, much like other ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.
The service area is divided into zones and the rates vary according to the distance traveled by the customer. The trip will cost $3 if a passenger stays in one zone, but if they are traveling to the North or South Zone or going to a Missouri destination like The Plaza, 75th and Wornall, or Ward Parkway Center, it will cost $5 .
The North Zone extends from County Line Road to 95th, the Central Zone from 95th to 135th, and the South Zone from 135th to Edgerton.
The expansion is among several pilot programs launched this year after the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved $15 million in COVID relief grants from the Federal Transit Administration to fund new transit programs in 2021.
Other improvements this year include a new route on 87th Street, additional Saturday service on four existing routes and complementary paratransit service, according to RideKC.
To order a ride through RideKC Micro Transit in Johnson County, riders can use the mobile app, call 816-512-5510 or visit the transit system’s website.