Wichita Transit

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Wichita Transit

Wichita City Logo.png
Wichita Transit Logo.png
Service area Wichita, KS and
surrounding community
,
Passengers 2m (2011),
Budget $15m (2014)
Routes 17
Fleet size 48 buses
24 vans
Website Official Website

Wichita Transit is the public transport provider to the city of Wichita, Kansas. It connects at the Wichita Transit Center in Downtown Wichita with Greyhound Lines (northeast to Topeka, and south to Oklahoma City) and BeeLine Express (a subcontractor to Greyhound, north to Salina, KS and west to Pueblo, CO).

Wichita Transit presently maintains a fleet of approximately 51 conventional transit buses and approximately 26 para-transit vans. All Wichita Transit buses are equipped with free wi-fi and bike racks.

Historical timeline

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  • 1962: The city of Wichita takes over public transit from private interests, through its Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) through a hub-and-spoke system focused on downtown Wichita.
  • 1980's: System renamed Wichita Transit.
  • 2016: Greyhound closes its bus terminal and moves operations to the Wichita Transit building.

Fares

Information is current from December 2, 2016.[1]

  • Adult - $1.75 (per boarding)
  • Senior, Medicaid, Disabled - $.85 (per boarding)
  • Youth (6-18) - $1.50 (per boarding)
  • Child (5 and younger) - Free
  • Paratransit - $3.50


  • Day Pass - $5.00
  • Half-fare day pass - $2.50
  • Weekly Pass (seven consecutive days) - $25.00
  • Monthly - $55.00


  • Paratransit 10-ride - $34.00
  • Paratransit 20-ride - $68.00


Westside feeder fares are separate from conventional services.

  • Feeder Fare (transferring to a bus route): Base Fare $1.00; Monthly Pass FREE; Half-fare $.50
  • Feeder Zone Fare (within one zone-no transfer): Base Fare $2.00; Monthly Pass $1.00; Half-fare $1.00
  • Feeder Zone-Zone Fare (zone to zone-no transfer): Base Fare $3.00; Monthly Pass $2.00; Half-fare $1.50

Note: No transfers are accepted between conventional service buses. Fares are good for one trip. Once the bus starts the return trip at the end of the route, a new fare is required. All routes are combined into pairs. No transfer is required from end-to-end on the paired routes. For routes that are paired, only one fare is required to ride from end-to-end.

Routes

  • 11 Maple/Ridge/21st St/NewMarket Square
  • 12 W Douglas/Central/Tyler/NewMarket Square
  • 13 N Broadway/NoMar Plaza/37th St
  • 14 W Douglas/Newman University/Meridian/S High School/Pawnee Plaza
  • 15 W Douglas/West St/13th St/Twin Lakes/Evergreen Library
  • 16 S Broadway/Lincoln/Seneca/47th St
  • 17 City Hall/Riverside/N Waco/Twin Lakes
  • 21 E Douglas/Hillside/WSU/Greenwich
  • 22 S Broadway/E Harry/Greenwich/E Kellogg
  • 23 S Broadway/Pawnee Plaza/Oliver/Spirit/WATC
  • 24 E Douglas/VA Hospital/E Harry/Pawnee Plaza
  • 25 N Broadway/E Central/Wesley Medical Center/Towne East Mall
  • 26 S Broadway/Pawnee Plaza/S Hydraulic/47th Street
  • 27 N Broadway/E 13th St/Waterfront
  • 28 Washington/KU Med/N Grove/25th St/WSU
  • 29 E Waterman/Hydraulic/E Lincoln/Towne East Mall
  • 201 N Rock/Bradley Fair/Towne East Mall/ E Harry
  • Q-Line 1
  • Q-Line 3
  • Westside Feeder

Fleet Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2131-2134 2013 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
2801-2810 Wichita Transit 2406-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
  • Originally numbered 2401-2410.
  • 10 bus order of a total of 24 over 3 years.[2]
2870-2875 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
2876-2879 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
3284-3292 2016-2017 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 3284-3287 are 2016 models, 3288-3292 are 2017 models.
3500-3505 2017 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
3780-3783 2020 Proterra Catalyst BE35 2019 models
3784-3790 2020 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)

CCW ZEPS refurb.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-67 to 32-67 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
1-3 (2nd) 1993 Chance VS-24
6-7 (2nd) 2001 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison MT-643 Retired by 2011.
10-11 (2nd) Wichita Transit 10-a.jpg ? Optima AH-28 Primarily used on "Q-Line" downtown circulator service, evenings and weekends.
309-317 2003 Ford
?
E-450
?
Ford Triton V10 6.8L
(gasoline)
819-824 2008 Ford
?
E-450
?
Ford Triton V10 6.8L
(gasoline)
826-? 2010 Ford
?
E-450
?
Ford Triton V10 6.8L
(gasoline)
826 VIN: 1FDFE45S99DA89887.
925-940 Wichita Transit 937-a.jpg 2009 Ford
ElDorado
E-450
Aerotech
941-? 2010 Ford
ElDorado
E-450
Aerotech
  • 941 VIN: 1FDFE45S59DA89885
  • 942 VIN: 1FDFE45S79DA89886
2101-2105 Wichita Transit 2105-a.jpg 2001 Chance Coach Opus 29'
(LFB-29)
Cummins ISB Allison B300R
2201-2225 Wichita Transit 2213-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Retired in 2015-2019.
2227-2235 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R Retired in 2013-2014.
2536-2538 2005 Optima Opus 29'
(LFB-29)
Cummins ISB Allison B300R Retired by 2015.
2539-2540 2005 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C29B096N4)
Cummins ISL
2641 2006 Optima Opus 29'
(LFB-29)
Cummins ISB Allison B300R
  • Retired by 2017.
  • VIN: 1Z9B6BSS46W216341
2642-2645 2006 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C29D096N4)
Cummins ISL
  • Retired in 2021.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7201-7214 1972 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
8050-8075 1979-1980 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Serial numbers: A433-A458.
8301-8316 1983 Flxible 870
(35096-DT)
Allison V730
9101-9104 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6C)
Cummins L10
9773-9778 1997 Chance RT-52

External Links

Official site
Wichita Transit Bus Tracker by Avail Technologies

References