RideKC routes to offer free rides on Election Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — RideKC routes announced Tuesday the service will offer free fares all day on Election Day, Nov. 7, to make it easier for people to vote, according to a news release from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. 

On Election Day, fares on all RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free. KCATA and Johnson County paratransit will also be free to ride. 

“Exercising the right to vote is so important that we want to make it as easy as possible to get to the polls,” KCATA President and CEO Robbie Makinen said in a news release. 

Customers can plan their travel early. You can call 816-221-0660 to plan ahead, but make sure to be ready to provide the starting address and the address of the polling place you will be traveling to. Customers can also plan a trip with Google Transit trip planner, available on the homepage of RideKC.org. 

The Regional Transit Call Center is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Visit our Your Vote Counts page to see how you can look up your polling place and more voting information. 

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