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
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.
Last updated in 2013, the WAMPO Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Plan focused on both the urban and rural area needs, goals, and strategies. As part of larger effort for a State-wide coordinated planning effort, the 2018 Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan will focus assessment and targeted improvements on activities within the WAMPO Planning Area, with particular focus on the Wichita Urbanized Area Boundary.
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
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.