Metro Day Pass, Visitor Pass Good For Regional Travel

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015

(Kansas City, Mo. – April 22, 2015) Beginning May 1, transit riders can use a Day Pass to travel on any of the four local transit services in the region. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County Transit, Unified Government Transit and the City of Independence all will accept the Day Pass from Metro and MAX buses on local transit routes. In addition, Unified Government Transit and the IndeBus will honor the three-day Visitor Pass.

The Day Pass costs $3 and is available on board Metro, MAX and IndeBus vehicles. Customers buy the pass directly from the bus’ farebox for $3 cash, and the pass is good until midnight on the date purchased.

This multi-agency agreement further advances the regional cooperation among the area’s transit providers. KCATA’s board of commissioners approved the agreement at the April 22 board meeting.

“Regional transit partners are taking this step forward in providing an integrated transit experience, making transit easier to navigate for current riders and more attractive to new riders in the Kansas City region,” said KCATA President and CEO Joe Reardon. “The Day Pass has proved a convenient way for customers to travel, and now it provides better access to the whole region.”

Last spring, the four agencies agreed to accept The JO’s Standard Express Monthly Pass for universal pass acceptance. It is considered a precursor to a regional pass. A regional fare study is currently being conducted.

The Day Pass is valid on local service, non-commuter express routes on all four transit agencies. This includes three local JO routes (556, 575, and 672), all UG Transit routes, and all six IndeBus routes. To use the Day Pass on Metro, JO and IndeBus service, simply swipe the pass in the farebox reader on top of the farebox. On Unified Government Transit, just show the bus driver the pass.

Additionally, as part of this new agreement, the three-day Visitor Pass can be used by visitors and residents alike, on all local Metro routes, MAX routes, UG Transit routes, and IndeBus routes. This pass costs $10 and is available online at or at the KCATA customer service lobby, 1200 E. 18th St. In order to use the three-day Visitor Pass on Metro and IndeBus service, it must first be inserted into a Metro bus farebox for activation. After activation, simply slide the pass in the farebox reader on top of the farebox. On Unified Government Transit, just show the bus driver the pass.