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The Ride
St. Joseph Transit “The Ride” operates eight fixed routes that encompass the city limits of St. Joseph and Elwood, Kansas. Curb-to-curb route deviations are available, on a scheduled or walk-on basis, to all users of the transit system regardless of ability. A system map, time schedules, and most of the information you need to use The Ride can be found on this website or by calling the Transit Administration office.

You can also use Google Maps to plan your bus trips. On the Google Maps page, select the "transit" mode. Then under Options, select "less walking" to get better results.

Travel Ambassador
Need help learning how to use the public transportation services in St. Joseph? Our Travel Ambassadors provide travel training for all customers including seniors and those with disabilities. The Travel Ambassador flyer is available here. Call 816-261-1473 or email to learn more! If you need immediate assistance, call 816-233-6700.

Bicycles are welcome on St. Joseph Transit. There are special bike racks mounted on the front of every bus which will securely hold two bikes. The racks are very easy to use. Simple instructions are printed on the racks. Don’t forget to take your bike with you when you leave!

Motorized bikes, two-seated bicycles, and tricycles are not allowed. Also, bikes with really fat tires may not fit in the racks. If the bike rack is full, you will have to wait for the next bus. Bikes are not allowed inside the bus.

Transit Office
The following services are available at the Transit Administration Office:
  • Ticket books and monthly passes
  • Half-fare photo identification cards (seniors 60 years and older and disabled persons)
  • Bus route, schedule, and general information
  • Schedule deviations
  • Jefferson Lines tickets

Online ReservationsOnline Reservations
Instead of going to a bus stop, customers can use the route deviation service. This is a curb-to-curb service, available for all customers regardless of ability. To make a reservation for tomorrow or later, click on the following link to go to the online reservation system:
Online Reservation System. If you need a deviation today, please call 233-6700 to set it up.

Contact Us
Mary Gaston
General Manager
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Transit Administration Office
702 S. Fifth St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-233-6700
Fx: 816-271-5390


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

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