Big changes coming to Johnson County public transit, including major new route, service 7 days a week

Johnson County will have limited seven-day service for the first time in its history, with an addition to the county's micro transit schedule. In addition, stops will be added to some existing bus routes and an entirely new route between downtown Overland Park and Lenexa, along 87th Street, will be introduced this year. Above, a bus stops at the Mission Transit Center in downtown Mission. File image.

Getting from one place to another in Johnson County is about to get a little easier with the introduction of several new services this year that will expand bus and micro transit coverage and hours.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, which manages Johnson County’s bus service, is embarking upon major changes that cut back some routes and greatly expand others.