Wichita, KS is a mid-sized city located in south central Kansas. It is served by several different forms of public transportation. The main source of transport is the Wichita Transit Bus System which covers both the downtown and suburban areas with 21 routes. There are also four services focusing on paratransit and ADA services, including WST Access, WAT Connector, WAT Downtown Circulator, and Cloud 9 Ride. For those looking for an alternative to driving their own cars, the city offers a bike sharing program called B-Cycle Wichita which consists of 39 bike stations around the city. Finally, for those seeking more extensive travel outside of Wichita, Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service to destinations such as Kansas City, Topeka and Tulsa. With these options available in Wichita, Kansas residents can easily get around without having to rely solely on their own cars.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Wichita takes 18.2 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Wichita get to work:
- 84.4% drive their own car alone
- 8.7% carpool with others
- 3.1% work from home
- 0.7% take mass transit