Metro Bus Accessibility Programs


People with disabilities and seniors can ride The Metro and MAX. Take a look at how KCATA encourages greater independence and mobility.

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Persons with disabilities are eligible to ride The Metro at half the regular cost using a Reduced Farecard or Medicare card. The Reduced Farecards can also be used to purchase a Metro 31-Day Pass at a reduced cost (except commuter express routes.) When purchasing a reduced fare 31-Day Pass, show your Metro Reduced Farecard or Medicare Card. For more about The Metro’s Reduced Fare Program, call 816-221-0660 or visit our Reduced Fare Card information page.

Complementary Paratransit

The Americans With Disabilities Act requires that all public bus systems provide complementary paratransit service for disabled persons who cannot independently use the bus service because of a disability. Complementary paratransit service is a door-to-door service provided by vans or cabs in The Metro ADA service area. Generally, the ADA established service area extends three quarters of a mile on each side of regular bus route service. Complementary paratransit service is available on those days and during those times when trips are provided on regular Metro routes. To take advantage of complementary paratransit service, you must be certified as ADA Eligible.

Agencies providing ADA Comparable Paratransit service in the metro area are:

Share-A-Fare - primarily Kansas City, Mo. 816-346-0810. More about Share-A-Fare.

Dial-A-Ride - Kansas City, Kan. 913-573-8351