Transit – also called public transportation – has many benefits whether you ride or not. Riders can enjoy the opportunity to avoid the stress of driving, save money, and increase physical activity, among other things. Non-riders or people who only use transit occasionally can appreciate the fewer numbers of cars on the road. Everyone benefits from the improved air quality that sharing the ride brings.
Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT - HSTP)
Human service transportation includes a broad range of transportation service options designed to meet the needs of transportation disadvantaged populations including older adults, disabled persons and/or those with lower income. A Coordinated Public -Human Services Transportation Plan should identify opportunities to assist more people, reduce service gaps and overlaps, and increase the cost of effectiveness of the service provided.
The Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan is a tool for the community to coordinate the human service transportation programs for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income households within the WAMPO region. The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) is currently in the process of updating its Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan. This plan focuses on the transportation needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income households.
Updated on: 09/14/23
Public Transit Providers
Butler County Transit Program: a service provided by the Butler County Department on Aging is a general public transportation program that offers a variety of routes throughout the county with Wichita urbanized area routes in the City of Andover and into the City of Wichita. Vehicles offer curb-to-curb service, Monday through Friday to anyone of any age. Operates demand-response service within the City of Andover on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. All general public transportation vehicles of this service are handicapped accessible. For more information visit: www.bucoks.com/158/Transportation
Derby Dash: a service in the City of Derby this on-demand public transportation service has been in operation since 2007. Providing affordable service within the Derby city limits, The Derby Dash is available to residents of all ages and is equipped with accommodations for older adults and people with disabilities living in the Derby city limits. Operates a demand-response service within its city limits on weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information visit: http://www.derbyweb.com/132/Derby-Dash-Public-Transportation
Haysville Hustle: provides low-cost public transportation in the City of Haysville. Haysville Hustle is a demand-response (curb-to-curb) service. For more information visit: https://www.haysville-ks.com/haysville-hustle
Mulvane Senior Center: the Mulvane Recreational Commission provides transportation for many of the senior activities. Some of the outings include trips to the area theaters, trips into Wichita to varies museums and other places of interest, trips to other cities and many other fun and exciting activities are planned as well. For more information visit: https://www.mulvanekansas.com/department/?structureid=15
Park City Senior Center: has a volunteer transportation program for residents of Park City, Bel Aire, Kechi, or Valley Center for adults over the age of 55. They also offer a Lyft Concierge program for qualifying trips. For more information visit: https://www.parkcityks.gov/69/Senior-Center
Sedgwick County Transportation (SCT): a service provided by the Sedgwick County Department on Aging. SCT provides limited on-demand transit services for medical and/or critical care purposes for Bel Aire, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Kechi, Maize, Mulvane (Sedgwick County only), Park City, Valley Center, Furley, Schulte, Andale, Bentley, Cheney, Clearwater, Colwich, Garden Plain, Mount Hope, Viola, and the City of Sedgwick. For more information visit: www.sedgwickcounty.org/aging/transportation/
Wichita Transit: a department of the City of Wichita, the Wichita Transit service provides fixed-route transit and paratransit services within the Wichita Urbanized Service Area. Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information visit: https://www.wichitatransit.org/
Wichita Transit Links
Located at 777 E. Waterman, Wichita Transit, a department of the City of Wichita, the area's largest provider.
Offering service via 18 different fixed routes, Wichita Transit is one option for those looking for transportation in the region. Other options include 16 taxicab services, various transportation network companies including, Lyft and Uber, and bus service through Greyhound and Beeline Express.
OPERATIONS & AMENITIES
Buses operate Monday through Friday on 45-minute or 60-minute frequencies from 5:30am until 7:30pm, depending on the route.
On Saturdays, buses operate on 60-minute frequencies from 6:30am until 6:30pm for only 16 routes (exceptions are Routes 24 and 202).
All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift or ramp, free Wi-Fi, and bicycle racks. Other services include paratransit and free downtown transportation on the Q-LINE.
Paratransit services provide safe, accessible transportation to various destinations for people with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities that cannot use the fixed-route bus system. Paratransit service is provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Wichita Transit's Paratransit Division provides accessible van service to people with physical or cognitive disabilities that prevent them from using the fixed route bus system.
The Q-LINE lets riders explore downtown Wichita, Delano, Old Town, Douglas Design District, Clifton Square, Lincoln Heights Village, College Hill, and Crown Heights.
It runs every 10-15 minutes on weeknights Monday through Thursday between 5:00pm and 11:00pm and Friday between 5:00pm and 1:00am. Lunchtime hours include Monday through Friday between 11:30am and 2 pm and Saturday between 10:00am and 1:00am.
2018 Connecting Communities: Wichita Area Transit Feasibility Study
The Wichita Area Transit Feasibility Study is a regional evaluation of the demand and support for transit service in the cities of Andover, Derby, Haysville, and Maize. The study is sponsored by the communities and Wichita Transit (a department of the City of Wichita) and funded by the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO).
The study consisted of four primary objectives:
Reviewing existing transportation options, gaps and barriers
Evaluating population and employment characteristics along with travel patterns
Identifying transit needs and opportunities
Engaging citizens and stakeholders throughout the project