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RideKC logo.svg
Product typePublic transportation
CountryUnited States
Introduced2014 (2014)
MarketsKansas City metropolitan area

RideKC is a brand for public transportation systems in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The RideKC brand was first adopted by the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, operators of the future KC Streetcar line in Kansas City, Missouri, in August 2014.[1][2] The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority adopted RideKC in November,[3] followed by Johnson County Transit, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit.

Buses using the RideKC livery rolled out in Kansas City and Johnson County in October 2015.[4][5] UG Transit will transition sometime in 2016, with IndeBus co-branding until a change further in the future.[6]

As part of the consolidation efforts, a regionwide local fare for buses took effect beginning in January 2016.[7][8]

The RideKC website launched in October 2015 to consolidate schedules, maps and other information for all participating transit agencies.[9]


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  1. ^ "KC Streetcar Brand Revealed". KC Streetcar (Press release). Kansas City Streetcar Authority. August 28, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Janovy, C.J. (August 28, 2014). "Kansas City Streetcar System Now Officially Named ... KC Streetcar". KCUR-FM. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "KCATA Board Approves RideKC Brand, Annual Budget" (Press release). Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. November 25, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Rebranded RideKC Buses Hitting the Road". Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. October 12, 2015. Archived from the original on November 29, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rebranded Johnson County Buses Hitting the Road" (Press release). Johnson County, Kansas. October 12, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Hendricks, Mike (September 19, 2015). "ATA says pick of developer for River Market land signifies new role in economic development". Kansas City Star. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Regional Fare Established for Local and MAX Routes" (Press release). RideKC. December 29, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Oberholtz, Chris; D'Souza, Lisa (January 4, 2016). "Johnson County lowers bus fares to match Kansas City region". KCTV 5 News. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "New Regional Website Launched for Transit Service Across Metro Area" (Press release). RideKC. October 20, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.

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