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Johnson County Transit

Johnson County Transit - The JO
Founded 1982
Headquarters Olathe, Kansas

Johnson County, Kansas

Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Service type Bus Transit
Routes 22
Fleet 83
Daily ridership 2,000
Operator First Transit[1]

Johnson County Transit is a public transit operator in Johnson County, Kansas. It is the operator of 22 Local Bus routes in Douglas, Johnson, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas and Jackson County in Missouri.

The JO, as it is generally called, started operations in 1982 as Commuteride and began operating as The JO in 1986. The JO took over service from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, which provided service in Johnson County until 1981.

Regular Routes

Johnson County Transit has is now using route numbers integrated with those used by the KC Metro bus system.[2] The new numeric designations, mostly formed by placing a 3-digit number before the letter designation, are shown.

  • 546: KCK-Johnson Drive-Quivira
  • 556: Metcalf-Plaza
  • 575: 75th Street/Quivira
  • 660: Antioch-Downtown
  • 661: Olathe Xpress
  • 664: Metcalf-Downtown
  • 667: Nall-Downtown
  • 670: South Johnson County Xpress
  • 672: Midday
  • 673: 151st-Downtown Xpress
  • 678: Shawnee-Downtown Xpress
  • 710: K-10 Connector
  • 812: Jo Flex
  • 856: Metcalf/Plaza Flex
  • 875: 75th Street/Quivira Flex

Other Services

In addition to The JO, Johnson County Transit also operates three other services; Local Links, The JO-Special Edition, & SWIFT.

Local Links

Local Links are either deviated-fixed routes or demand-response routes, with designated, geographic service areas. Many of the Local Links are a partnership between Johnson County Transit, the city or cities being served. The Local Links routes are:

812 JOFlex - A deviated-fixed route operating Tuesday & Friday, mostly in north-central Overland Park, Kansas. The fare is $1.00 per trip.

The JO-Special Edition

The JO-Special Edition, a shared ride program administered by Johnson County Transit, provides affordable curb-to-curb transportation for residents of Johnson County who are sixty (60) years of age or older, or have a documented disability or are within established low-income guidelines.

Eligible riders may use The JO-Special Edition for any trip purpose within the Johnson County service area. Children ages 13 to 18 with a documented disability may ride for medical appointments only. The JO - Special Edition travels into specified areas of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri for medical trips only.

Special Edition operates curb-to-curb service Monday-Friday and is provided on a first come, first served basis. Fares are based upon distance traveled and multiple ride passes are available.


SWIFT (Sheltered Workshop Industrial Fixed Transit) provides Monday-Friday, curb-to-curb transportation for developmentally disabled individuals working at the Johnson County Developmental Supports facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

Partner Agencies

  • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Lawrence Transit-The T official site
  • KU on Wheels official site
  • KU Parking & Transit official site
  • The Bus official site
  • Mid-America Regional Council official site


External links

  • Johnson County Transit official site
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