Public invited to attend meetings about proposed transit changes

Wed, 02/20/2013

Contact

Danny Kaiser
Parking & Transit
785-864-7275

LAWRENCE — The city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas will hold three public meetings to discuss proposed changes to the bus service for next year. The public is invited to attend. The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Lawrence Transit Administrative Office, 933 New Hampshire St.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Kansas Union Parlors, Level 5, University of Kansas, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Holcom Recreation Center, 2700 W 27th St.

Proposed changes include:

  • Modifications to the route and schedule for Route 42
  • Extending service on routes 29, 30, 33, 36 and 38 so the last trip departs campus after 6 p.m.
  • Introducing a late night bus service that would run between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday

The proposed late night service would operate on a demand response format. Advanced reservations would be required and would be taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. “Subscription service” would be available for regular and ongoing trips.

Late night service would not be available on Sundays. It would operate on Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight and would resume on Monday from midnight to 6 a.m.

A fare of $2 per trip would be charged. No monthly passes or student ID passes would be accepted. The proposed start date of the service is June 1.

This year, the transit system also is conducting a survey about bus system design, communication and customer service. The survey will be available at www.lawrencetransit.org.

For those who are not able to attend one of the meetings, comments can be sent to info@lawrencetransit.org or by mail at Lawrence Transit System, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence 66044. Comments will be accepted until Friday, March 29. For more information, call Robert Nugent, Lawrence Transit System, (785) 832-3464.



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