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Officials in Johnson County, Kan., have announced plans to continue a march toward more flexible options for riders, expanding on an existing pilot program.
"Operationally, Johnson County contracts with First Transit, a private transit provider often used by universities, airports and others, for staffing, while the county owns about 50 full-size buses. For its on-demand flex service, the county uses five Ford transit vans. Johnson County is able to supplement this service with WHC Worldwide, based in Kansas City, Mo., and operator of zTrip, a national taxi service. TransLoc, a Ford company, provides the public interface for booking and executing the rides."