Southeast Topeka On-Demand bus service launches January 30, 2023

TOPEKA, KANSAS (January 12, 2023) -- The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority has created a new zone-based, on-demand shared ride service called MOD (Metro On-Demand). It will launch on Monday, January 30, 2023.


Passengers can access residential and commercial locations, or even connect with a fixed route bus for travel outside the defined zone. Hours of MOD operation will be Monday through Friday from 5:35 a.m. to 6:40 p.m., and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. Fees for this shared ride program will be $2.00 cash only for a one-way ride. Bus operators will not make change or carry cash. Children under age 5 ride free with paying adult.


In November, Topeka Metro hosted a series of public meetings explaining the MOD service and gathered input. Additional public meetings will take place where staff will be on hand to explain how to use the service. The meetings will be in southeast Topeka locations January 19-21, 2023.


“MOD is a new approach to public transit that is flexible, accommodating and cost-effective. The service will provide rides that are more personalized. Passengers will be able to book a ride using an app on their mobile phone or call our customer service,” said Topeka Metro General Manager Bob Nugent. 


A MOD Topeka mobile app and MOD website will be active by January 30 for information and booking rides. 


Click this link for the English public meeting notice and click this link for the Spanish public meeting notice. A flyer explaining the service can be found here.