The fares for the popular K-10 Connector bus service between Overland Park and Lawrence will be cut by 50 cents beginning Monday, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced this week.
The fare will be $3 for a one-way trip on the 710-K-10 route that services the Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas — Edwards Campus in Overland Park and the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.
The price of a 10-ride pass will be cut to $27 and a 31-day pass will be reduced to $95.
The fare reduction is part of an effort to bring the route in line with similar RideKC express services offered in other parts of the metro area.
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The route, which has about 122,000 boardings a year, is popular with students, staff and faculty at the schools as well as workers commuting between Lawrence and Johnson County.
During the fall and spring semesters, the K-10 Connector runs 6 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service during the morning and afternoon rush hours runs every half hour. Midday service runs hourly. Night service operates hourly from 7:10 p.m. until 11:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The route includes stops at Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center and the University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park as well as two stops at the KU campus and one in east Lawrence.