Safe, reliable transportation for persons with developmental disabilities has always been recognized as being critical in supporting self-independence and integration into their communities. In 1992, we began our transportation service. Today we transport over 500 individuals each day to and from their workplaces throughout Jackson County. Additionally, we provide specialized weekend and evening transportation. In 2012, through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), we were able to began an ”advance call” program for eligible individuals living in eastern Jackson County where public transportation was not available.
From the very beginning, our transportation services has been committed to providing professional, safe and reliable transportation. Our drivers are trained and monitored in accordance with federal standards, and - in addition to learning the proper rules of the road - they are trained in CPR, first aid, proper lifting techniques and Gentle Teaching. Each driver undergoes in-depth background checks, as well as screening for alcohol and drug use.
Safety is key to our success and our fleet of buses are maintained in our own garage and by our own team of mechanics. Buses are also equipped with on-board monitoring through video and audio recording devices and can be tracked by GPS in real-time.
Unfortunately, funding and the number of buses and routes available may limit our ability to always meet the transportation needs of everyone who is eligible. For information about eligibility for transportation, please contact our Intake and Information Unit at 816-363-2000.