RideKC: Freedom On-Demand, Kansas City, Missouri, 2017
5 minutes Date Launched: Apr 1, 2017 Date Ended: Apr 30, 2018 Dates given are approximate.
The Kansas City Transportation Authority (KCATA) and Transdev have partnered to create the new app-based, ridesharing service, RideKC Freedom On-Demand. As of March 1st, this one-year pilot program will provide accessible, on-demand rides to users in Kansas City, Missouri. To use this service, those who qualify under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) would pay $3 for the first 8 miles and $2 each mile after, those who are 65 years old or older would pay $5 for the first 8 miles and $2 each mile after, and the general public would pay $10 for the first 5 miles and $2 each mile after – with part of the fare from non-ADA rides helping to subsidize trips for disabled riders. These costs cover up to four passengers. This program aims to provide timely “spur-of-the-moment” paratransit service for all.