Bus service is coming to Scott County.
Recently, Blue Grass Community Action Partnership unveiled two bus routes for Georgetown under the name: GTran.
The routes will have a “soft opening” the week of Valentine’s Day 2018 before becoming long-term routes.
Tentatively the routes would run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They will not run on state holidays, according to documents provided by BGCAP.
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The first route’s stops would include the Scott County Justice Building, the Scott County Public Library, Georgetown College. The stops of the second route include the Washington Square Shopping Center, Kroger, Wal-Mart and Bevins Lane, which is near numerous medical offices.
Buses can also deviate from the route about a half-mile from stops and pick up a bus rider at their home or business.
Each bus can hold 12 riders and two wheelchair passengers, according to Roger Kirk, transportation director for BGCAP.
It costs $2 for each ride or riders can purchase a frequent rider pass for $10 and get 10 rides. There will be no charge for bus riders during the soft opening, the documents said.
The bus routes were created after a public meeting and a survey to determine if there would be interest in them. The organization received $100,000 in federal grant money for the routes. Shortly after the meeting earlier this year, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather said the possibility of public transit in Georgetown would be beneficial.
“It’s another step forward for a growing, thriving community to give some access to mass transit,” he said at the time.
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership has two other similar bus routes in Danville and Nicholasville.