ridekc app

Kansas City rolls out new mobile app for transit

RideKC is rolling out a new mobile app that will make taking public transit easier. Riders will be able to purchase tickets, plan a trip, and track when their bus or streetcar is arriving through the app.
The most anticipated feature of the app is the ability to purchase and pay for tickets and passes. Riders will no longer have to carry cash and keep track of tickets as the app will do all of this for you. This feature will also make boarding the bus and getting to your destination a faster experience. The app will also include popular tools already featured on RideKC’s website such as trip planning and tracking buses and streetcars in real time.
According to Robbie Makinen, President and CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the app has had a positive response from riders thus far; “Many people tell us this technology will allow them to ride transit more easily. This will provide a great benefit for visitors, people who ride every once in a while, as well as frequent riders.”
The app is available for Android and iPhones and accepts payment from Visa, Mastercard and Discover. The app can be used on any RideKC fixed route in the Kansas City area, including Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence buses. To download the app, search for “RideKC” in the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. The app is free, with a variety of fares and passes available for purchase.