Public Transportation

General Public Transportation

1-866-409-7792

Transportation runs Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.  

The County will observe these holidays on which no service will be available: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and day following, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 


Pricing:

Trips within the following Counties: Geary, Jackson, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee and Wabaunsee
  • $ 7.00 (Monday - Friday during hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
  • $ 15.00 (Weekends & Evening Trips, with Pre Approval)
Trips to another approved location within Kansas or within 150 miles
  • $ 30.00 (Monday - Friday during hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
  • $ 45.00 (Weekends & Evening Trips, with Pre Approval)

All Prices are for Round trip within the same day.


Bad Weather Policy:

When weather is so severe, and it is unsafe to operate, operation will cease for the day. This will be determined by the County Office, and all riders will be notified as soon as possible of cancelation.  if local schools are closed due to weather, Public Transportation will likely close as well. 


"Anyone Can Ride"

Service is available to the general public over the age of 12 (younger with an accompanying adult). Wabaunsee County is committed to offering courteous, safe and reliable service to all riders without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or ancestry, and age.


Transportation available for the following:
 
  • Shopping
  • Nutrition
  • Medical
  • Employment Interviews
  • Business Appointments
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Cultural Enhancement

Making Arrangements for a Ride

Contact Wabaunsee County Clerk/Transportation Office at toll free 1-866-409-7792, or 785-765-2422 any time Monday thru Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. to schedule a ride.  To assure a ride, it is advisable to book your trip as far ahead as possible, last minute calls are subject to space availability, and spaces can fill very quickly. 

Drivers are NOT responsible for scheduling trips.  All scheduling is handled through the transportation office.


Information Needed When Using Transportation: 
 
  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Destination
  • Pickup Address
  • Possibly your Date of Birth
  • Whether you use a mobility device

Medical Appointments:

Please contact the Transportation office before scheduling your next Doctor appointment, to check availability. The Transportation office is also willing to contact your Doctors Office to set up the time that work best for you, the Doctor and Transportation.


Policies and Procedures:

Conduct of Riders -  Riders are required to wear seat belts at all times (unless they have a doctor's release for medical reasons).  Inappropriate conduct, including behaviors which present a danger to other riders will not be tolerated.  They include but are not limited to: intoxication, fighting, arguing, and threatening the driver or fellow passengers, use of foul language and sexual harassment.  At the driver's discretion, a rider who engages in persistently inappropriate and/or dangerous behavior can be required to vacate the vehicle.  Drivers, with the approval of the Dispatcher, may put a rider off the bus or call the authorities if necessary.  No tobacco or alcohol products of any kind may be consumed on the bus.

What if your plans change? We will attempt to schedule rides as needed.  The earlier you call, the more likely we can meet your needs.  In order to provide the greatest service to all passengers, we ask that you cancel rides you do not need as soon as possible, preferably by 8:00a.m. the day of the scheduled pickup, to avoid being charged for a 'no show'.  Riders may be cancelled by notifying the transportation department at the toll free number or by leaving a message on the answering machine.  You may not board the bus and ask the driver to change your booked destination.

No Show and Cancellation Policy - The definition of a no show is: A rider who has a scheduled trip and does not appear at the designated pick-up point and time, does not cancel the trip in advance or refused to take the scheduled trip.  Ridership privileges may be denied to passengers who accumulate excess no-shows.  A no-show or late cancellation that occurs as the result of circumstances beyond the control of the rider or due to inclement weather will not count.

Grievance Procedure - The purpose of this procedure is to secure equitable solutions to problems which may arise affecting employees and/or riders.  Riders who believe that he/she has suffered a grievance may file a grievance complaint within five working days of the date of such grievance.  The grievance must be described in writing and submitted to the Transportation Department (Wabaunsee County Clerk's Office)  who will within five working days submit copies to the Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioners.  The County Commissioners will review the evidence presented by the party brining th grievance and the Transporation Department and render a decision within thirty working days.  The decision of the Board of County Commissioners if final.

For more information and a full list of all Policies and Procedures, please contact the Wabaunsee County Clerk's Office.