Public Transportation Services
About the Service
The Harper County Public Transportation Services program fleet has two wheelchair lift, restraint system equipped vehicles and one mini-van. Larger vehicles can accommodate eight to 10 passengers while the mini-van can seat five to seven passengers.
Public transportation is provided to the elderly, disabled, and general public (under age 60) passenger. Equal access is provided to all persons who request public transportation services.
Service is provided Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service is not provided on weekends, holidays or in the evenings. Advance ride reservations are requested. A monthly transit schedule is published but the schedule can vary and demand response (current day notice) is accepted. Service is provided In-City (local), In-County (or across county), and Out of County. A priority service for the system is for rides to medical appointments. Educational and recreational trips are also planned as the schedule allows.
Harper County public Transportation Services is a member of the Mid Kansas Transit District (Coordinated Transit District #13) and the Kansas Public Transit Association. The public transportation services program is regulated by Kansas Department on Transportation with technical support from the Federal Transit Administration.
Harper County public Transportation Services is a local coordinating partner with other transit providers in the south central Kansas area.
Public Transportation passengers' fees are:
|In-city local round trip||$4 per passenger|
|Out-of-county round trip||$15 per passenger|
|In-county (or across the county) round trip||$7 per passenger|
The system also has a ride card program. The ride cards are sold in $5, $10 or $25 amounts. Each punch on a card is valued at $1 per punch. The best value for passengers to buy is the value pack card. On this card the passenger receives 31 punches for the purchase price of $25.
About Our Drivers
Harper County public Transportation Services drivers are required to attend annual training and are certified in first aid and CPR. Safety of all passengers is a high priority. The system also has written driver and passenger policies.
Curb to curb service is provided or the passenger can choose to meet the bus or mini-van at a designated location. Drivers can break the threshold of the door when picking passengers up but riders are expected to be ready when the bus or mini-van arrives.
Funding & Administration
The public transportation services program in Harper County, Kansas is funded by U.S.C. 49-5311 operating and capitol grants, Harper County tax funds, passengers fees, and the State of Kansas Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Harper County Department on Aging administers the public Transportation Services program for Harper County, Kansas. The contact telephone number for the Harper County Public Transportation Service is 620-842-5104 or toll free at 877-537-2110.