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Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses ssociated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.
Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at the Anderson County High School or by calling Blue Grass Community Action’s community developer Becky Stratton at 502-839-7102.
Non-traditional students will also be considered. The deadline for submitting an application is April 30, 2014.

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BGCAP - Bluegrass Ultra-Transit Service (BUS)

Public transportation services are available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday plus 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Effective 7/1/2013 - Public transportation fares will be $1.75 per mile, with a $5.00 minimum per trip. Note that BUS ExPress passes remain available. For clients reserving trips beyond the minimum $5.00 amount, those clients can achieve savings of up to 42% with the purchase of a BUS ExPress Pass (Comparison Chart). BUS ExPress Passes remain the same.

BUS ExPress Passes are sold only in $20 denominations, and are redeemable for public transportation trips. They never expire until used for reserved trips on the BUS Public Transportation system. (Get your BUS Express Pass HERE).

HSTD Brokerage (Medicaid) Transportation services are also available from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, plus 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information.

NichTran Bus Route Would Loop City Tuesday through Saturday

Big Blue Connector Route

The Big Blue Connector Route is an intercity route from Frankfort, KY to Lexington, KY.  The pickup point is the Frankfort Transit Stop located on Clinton/Ann Streets. The route then continues to Lexington with stops at the Blue Grass Airport, LexTran, and the Greyhound Bus Terminal.  Luggage and packages are allowed on these routes but the driver is not allowed to handle personal items (with the exception of luggage). Note that only those clients taken to Lexington will be picked up in Lexington to be transported back to Frankfort.

Service is offered Monday through Friday. There will be no service on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.  The Bluegrass Ultra-transit Inclement Weather policy will be followed for this service.  When limited service is called, it will depend on the road conditions whether or not this service will be cancelled.

Riders will need to be at one of the designated stops no later than the scheduled departure times.  Fare is $10.00 per person one way, or $20.00 per person, round trip. 

Effective 7/1/2013, Inter-City transportation from Frankfort to Lexington will require a 24-hour advance notice. The fare will remain the same ($10 per trip [$20 for a round-trip]).

Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information. 

Derby City Route

The Derby City Route is an intercity route from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY. The pickup point is the Frankfort Transit Stop located on Clinton/Ann Streets. The route then continues to Louisville with stops at the TARC/Greyhound Bus Terminal on W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., and the Louisville International Airport. Luggage and packages are allowed on these routes but the driver is not allowed to handle personal items (with the exception of luggage). Note that only those clients taken to Louisville will be picked up in Louisville to be transported back to Frankfort.

There will be no service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. The Bluegrass Ultra-transit Inclement Weather policy will be followed for this service. When limited service is called, it will depend on the road conditions whether or not this service will be cancelled.

Riders will need to be at one of the designated stops no later than the scheduled departure times. Fare is $10.00 per person one way or $20.00 per person for round trip.

Effective 7/1/2013, Inter-City transportation from Frankfort to Louisville will require a 24-hour advance notice. The fare will remain the same ($10 per trip [$20 for a round-trip]).

Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information.

Inter-City Route (Danville and Lexington)

Service is offered Monday through Friday and contractual service is available by prearrangement. There will be no service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. The Bluegrass Ultra-transit Inclement Weather policy will be followed for this service. When limited service is called, it will depend on the road conditions whether or not this service will be cancelled.

Departure times (based upon availability and demand) from the Danville Transit Facility are generally at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Stops will be made at the Greyhound Bus Terminal, LexTran Transit Center, and the Blue Grass Airport. Luggage and packages are allowed on these routes. The driver is not allowed to handle personal items (including luggage). Note that only those clients taken to Lexington will be picked up in Lexington to be transported back to Danville.

Fare is $10.00 per person one way or $20.00 per person for round trip.

Effective 7/1/2013, Inter-City transportation from Danville to Lexington will require a 24-hour advance notice. The fare will remain the same ($10 per trip [$20 for a round-trip]).

Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information.

DAN-TRAN

DAN-TRAN service is offered Monday through Friday on a fixed/deviated route. Fare is $1.00 per person per trip, with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

Driver does not handle rider packages, parcels or personal items. Groceries are allowed, and a storage container is provided for a limited amount of parcels. Children under the age of 13 will require an adult to accompany them.

Call 1-859-238-2260 for more information.

Effective 7/1/2013, DanTran (city of Danville) will continue as a fixed/deviated route. Deviation requests remain available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile.

Dan-Tran Schedule

CKCATS

CKCATS is a transportation provider in the Kentucky Medicaid Program. The agency is approved as a provider in the BUS/Co-op, Ambulatory Specialty Carrier and Wheelchair Van categories and rates have been established for each category. When your travel is to be authorized through Medicaid/Passport, you need to contact LKLP Community Action at 1-800-245-2826. For Washington County you will need to contact Bluegrass Community Action (BUS) at 1-800-456-6588, at least three (3) days in advance.

Kentucky Relay Service

The Kentucky relay service enables the hearing or speech impaired to call the BUS office to request service or information. To reach the Kentucky Relay Service, TDD users call 1-800-648-6056, voice users call 1-800-648-6057. Give the operator the BUS toll-free telephone number.

The fare for public transit is $1.75 per mile with a $5.00 minimum. For recipients of the Brokerage Programs, the fare is paid through the HSTD contract and the recipient is not charged. Contractual service is charged at a fixed rate to cover all costs of the service.

Currently the BUS fleet consists of 67 lift equipped busses.

Cancellation or no-show trips: Clients and passengers need to call the BUS toll-free number (1-800-456-6588) at least 24 hours in advance if they find they must cancel their scheduled trip. Persons who reserve a trip and fail to cancel in advance will be considered a no-show. If there are repeated no-show's, the client's file will be reviewed as to whether further trips will be scheduled.

BUS makes an impact on the lives of persons in our area who are transportation dependent. To obtain this brochure in Braille or cassette tape format for sight impaired and blind persons, call 1-800-456-6588.

Language Assistance is available at no cost.

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