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Transit Services

The City contracts Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and OATS to provide commute and demand response transit services, as follows:  

RideKC Lee's Summit Express: RideKC Route 550, Lee's Summit Express, provides commuter trips between downtown Kansas City, Mo., and Lee's Summit with a stop at Unity Village. Pick-up and drop-off in Lee's Summit is located at the park and ride lot near 50 Highway and Chipman Road. This bus service is managed by the KCATA and generally operates between 5-7 a.m. and between 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is also a reverse commute from Lee's Summit to downtown Kansas City, Mo., departing Lee's Summit around 4:30 p.m. A one-way fare is $3, or you can purchase a 31-day pass for $95. For more information on this route and other KCATA transit routes, visit RideKC.org.

Close to Lee’s Summit is RideKC Route 340 TMC-Lakewood, with service between the Independence Transit Center and Truman Medical Center Lakewood, located at the intersection of Lee’s Summit Road and Gregory Road. A one-way fare is $1.50 or buy a 31-Day Pass for $50. Seniors, youths and riders with disabilities can qualify for a half fare.

RideKC Lee's Summit:  RideKC Lee's Summit provides demand response trips within Lee's Summit. This bus/van service is operated by OATS. OATS is a not-for-profit organization contracted by the City of Lee's Summit to provide door-to-door bus service to its citizens. This service is available to anyone regardless of age or ability. This service requires at least 24 hours advance reservation (call OATS at 816.380.7433 to schedule a trip). The bus fare is currently $1.50 per trip. Service is available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., each week Monday through Friday to and from any location in the city limits and Truman Medican Center Lakewood located just outside the city limits along Lee's Summit Road. For more information, visit the OATS website or RideKC.org.

Other transit services offered in the City include:

AMTRAK:  offers commuter rail service in Lee's Summit at the City's Train Depot (between 2nd and 3rd Streets on SW Main Street) via the Missouri River Runner train.  Detailed information on this service, including routes, schedules, and fees, can be found on the AMTRAK website.

PARK & RIDE:  Lee's Summit has one Park & Ride commuter lot, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), located at 50 Highway and Chipman Road.  For more information on this lot or to locate additional Park and Ride lots throughout the Kansas City metro area, visit RideKC.org.

REGIONAL CARPOOL:  RideShareKC offers a regional carpool ride matching service on the RideShareKC website.  Commuters can find carpool partners and sign up for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, and more.