Fayette County

Lextran accepting written comments on route restructuring

Lextran will accept written comments on its proposed route restructuring until Sunday.

Feedback from the public can be emailed to publiccomment@lextran.com.

Lextran is considering adding bi-directional service on routes 1 through 13 on Sundays, which would mimic routing through the rest of the week, increasing geographic coverage and decreasing passengers' travel time.

The agency is also considering eliminating several routes, including the downtown trolleys, and making changes to others, which officials say would allow it to enhance service on the Nicholasville Road and Versailles Road routes, two of its highest volume routes.

The Lextran Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on the changes and hear public comment at its meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Lextran Training Center at 105 Spruce Street. If approved, the changes would take effect in January.

"Lextran strives to provide the best service we can for the greatest number of passengers," Jeff Fugate, chairman of the Lextran board and president of the Downtown Development Authority, said in a news release. "We're looking for efficiencies as well as opportunities to provide better service to our customers."