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Fares cut on K-10 Connector bus between Overland Park and Lawrence

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced this week that the fares on the popular K-10 Connector bus service between Overland Park and Lawrence will be cut by 50 cents.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced this week that the fares on the popular K-10 Connector bus service between Overland Park and Lawrence will be cut by 50 cents. Courtesy of RideKC JoCo/Twitter

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.

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.

For more information about the K-10 Connector, go to www.ridekc.org or call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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