Fayette County

Dispute ends bus service to Lexington Green

Lextran buses at the Transit Center on Vine Street in downtown Lexington.
Lextran buses at the Transit Center on Vine Street in downtown Lexington. Staff File Photo

Lextran bus drivers have been told not to stop at Lexington Green because of a dispute between Lextran and the property owner, Langley Properties.

Langley Properties asked Lextran to remove the bus stop “after months of conversation with Lextran over damage that the bus and the patrons had done to our property,” Langley president Scott Davidson said Monday.

Davidson said the weight of the buses had caused the asphalt to sink in where the buses stopped, and Lextran would not agree to pay for repairs.

He said Langley Properties made the needed repairs but did not want to have a recurring expense from future damage.

“We tried to get this resolved months ago,” Davidson said.

Mall manager Jennifer James said the failing asphalt was a safety issue.

The bus stop was in front of Lexington Green, alongside a grassy island just past the Shell station.

Lextran spokeswoman Jill Barnett said about 50 people a day had used the stop.

The next closest stops are at Target on Reynolds Road and in front of South Park shopping center, across Nicholasville Road from Lexington Green.

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