Lextran will hold a series of public meetings this month to share information and gather public input on a series of proposed service changes, including expanding Sunday service and eliminating some routes.
"We know we need to provide more service," said Lextran General Manager Carrie Butler. "The resources are not unlimited. We have a pocketbook that we have to manage like everyone else."
A fare increase discussed this year has been tabled, Butler said.
Lextran is considering eliminating routes 23 (Nicholasville Road Express), 20 (Masterson Station), 31 (Alexandria Crosstown), 16 (Southland/Bluegrass Community and Technical College) and 17 (Northside Connector), and the downtown trolley service.
Portions of the routes to be eliminated are covered by other routes, including one new route that would be created to replace parts of Southland/BCTC and Alexandria Crosstown routes, Lextran spokeswoman Jill Barnett said.
Bi-directional service would be added to routes 1 through 13 on Sundays, which would mimic the service offered on Saturdays and cut down on travel time for riders, Barnett said.
Service on route 15, which serves the Red Mile area, would be extended until 10 p.m.
Route 21, which serves Keeneland and Blue Grass Airport, would be modified to provide service at the times when most employees are getting to and from work, rather than as a regular fixed route.
Butler said riders will be able to find out more specifics about how the proposed changes would affect them at the public meetings.
"There may be some happy compromises that we find," she said.
Lextran's Board of Directors will hear an overview of the public feedback and consider the changes at its Oct. 21 meeting.
If approved, the changes would take effect in January, Butler said.