|Locale||Kansas City Metropolitan Area|
|Service type||Bus Transit|
Johnson County Transit is a public transit operator in Johnson County, Kansas. It is the operator of 13 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.
Since 2015, and expected to end in 2019, The JO has been in the process of being re-branded into "RideKC" - a branding effort designed to unify all Kansas City metro area transit providers under a single fare and route structure.
Johnson County Transit has is now using route numbers integrated with those used by the KC Metro bus system. The new numeric designations, mostly formed by placing a 3-digit number before the letter designation, are shown.
In addition to The JO, Johnson County Transit also operates three other services; Local Links, The JO-Special Edition, & SWIFT.
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:
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.