The JO Special Edition
What is The JO Special Edition?
Special Edition is a shared ride program providing affordable curb-to-curb transportation for registered residents of Johnson County. Special Edition rides may be provided by JCT Special Edition vehicles or through a local taxi provider (10/10 Taxi) that is scheduled by JCT. All procedures and policies remain the same regardless of the ride provider.
Riders may use Special Edition for any trip purpose within the Johnson County service area - bounded by 159th St. on the south, K-7 and Hedge Lane on the west, State Line on the east and 47th St. on the north. Special Edition travels into specified areas of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri for medical trips only.
Special Edition operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except major holidays. Trips will be scheduled by the rider up to two weeks in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the trip. Special Edition is typically booked full. Effective January 3, 2012, in order to cut down on late cancels and no shows, Special Edition will only allow riders to schedule up to 7 calendar days in advance.
Fares are $5, $6, or $7 based on mileage for regular service and $3.10 for reduced fare. Reduced fare may also charge an addition $0.75 per zone for out of area travel, please see map for zone details. Fares for transportation provided by 10/10 Taxi will be the same as rides provided by Special Edition vehicles. 10/10 Taxi will accept passes but will not accept checks.
To determine qualification for the reduced fare program, refer to the table below. The monthly income for appropriate household size is the maximum income allowable to be eligible for low-income status.
Applications for reduced fare must include proof of all household income. Household is defined as all persons who are related and living under the same roof, such as parents, children, siblings, and extended family members. This includes adult children living with their parents; in this situation, the parents’ income statements as well as applicant’s income statement must be submitted to determine eligibility for reduced fare. If an applicant does not qualify financially but otherwise qualifies, the application will be processed as regular fare for Special Edition.
Premium Service is available to a limited number of riders who have schedules which are the same from week to week. The cost is the same, but signing up saves the rider from calling in to schedule rides every week. There is a waiting list, sign up here.
Once the application is approved, an ID card will be mailed to the rider. Rides may be scheduled as soon as the id card is received.
Low Income (reduced fare) applicants neet to fill out the printed Special Edition Application. Seniors and Disabled applicants may use any method.
Please allow two weeks for the processing of mailed applications.
Once a rider receives an ID card, he/she can call the Special Edition scheduler at 913-362-3500 to schedule a ride. Riders wishing to communicate through Kansas Relay may call 1-800-766-3777. Scheduling is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Edition rides are based on a first come, first served basis. Riders must request rides at least two business days in advance or up to a maximum of 7 calendar days in advance.
Riders should review the Special Edition Guidelines and Policies before using the service. By using The JO - Special Edition, a rider is verifying that he/she understands the policies and procedures of the service and will abide by them.Miscellaneous
If you have any questions or comments regarding The JO Special Edition, or to have an application sent to your home, please contact our main office at 913-782-2210.
For transportation alternatives for seniors, see this list from Human Services.
Special Edition utilizes several van and cutaway style vehicles for service. Recently 1010 Taxi has been contracted to provide additional service as needed. Be on the lookout for any of these vehicles types when reserving your ride. All JO vehicles are wheelchair accessible.