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BGCAP - Bluegrass Ultra-Transit Service (BUS)

Public transportation services are available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Route times may differ, as actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors.


Public transportation fares are $1.75 per mile, with a $5.00 minimum per trip. Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information; phone lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Note that during high volume periods you may momentarily encounter voice mail. Please leave a detailed message; BUS will call you back after a short wait.

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). Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information. BUS ExPress Passes are sold only in $20.00 denominations, and are redeemable for public transportation trips (although they have no cash value). 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.

BUS Rules for Clients + Riders

 

NichTran serves the city of Nicholasville, with service Tuesday through Saturday, as a Deviated Fixed Route available to the general public with and without disabilities. Hours of service and coordinated departure times (based upon coordination, availability, and demand) are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors. Deviation requests are available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile.

The fare is $2.00 per person per trip OR FREE for Veterans with a photo ID; with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

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

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, road conditions will determine whether this service will be cancelled.


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

NichTran Route

JessLex

JessLex serves the city of Nicholasville, with service Tuesday through Saturday, as a Deviated Fixed Route available to the general public with and without disabilities. Hours of service and coordinated departure times (based upon coordination, availability, and demand) are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors.

Deviation requests are available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile.

The fare is $5.00 for per ROUND trip or FREE for Veterans with a photo ID; with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

Click here for more information on JessLex route

JessLex begins at the Jessamine County Senior Center and continues to Lexington along Nicholasville Road (U.S. Highway 27).

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

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, road conditions will determine whether this service will be cancelled.

Passengers will need to be at their reserved pick-up site (24-hour advance notice is required) no later than the appointment time given during the reservation process.

JessLex Schedule

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

Frankfort Connection

The Frankfort Connection (Frankfort to Lexington Route) is an intercity route from Frankfort, KY to Lexington, KY available to the general public with and without disabilities. This route requires a 24-hour advance notice.

Deviation requests are available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile. Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information.

The fare is $10.00 for per ROUND trip or FREE for Veterans with a photo ID; with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

Effective 8/31/2015, the pickup sites are 1) Frankfort Transit Stop located on Clinton/Ann Streets; 2) Wal-Mart(Frankfort Transit Stop);  3) Kentucky State University (Frankfort Transit Stop); 4) Cracker Barrel (Frankfort Transit Stop). The coordinated route then continues to Lexington with stops at the Kroger Superstore in Versailles, Blue Grass Airport, LexTran (main terminal on Vine Street), and the Greyhound Bus Terminal. See route map.

Effective 8/31/2015, the fare TO ONLY the Kroger Superstore in Versailles OR FROM ONLY the Kroger Superstore in Versailles is $5.00 per ROUND trip.

Effective 8/31/2015, Frankfort Connection service is offered Monday through Saturday. Hours of service and coordinated departure times (based upon coordination, availability, and demand) may generally be requested at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 pm. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors.

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

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, road conditions will determine whether this service will be cancelled.

Passengers will need to be at their reserved pick-up site (24-hour advance notice is required) no later than the appointment time given during the reservation process.

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

Danville Connection

The Danville Connection (Danville to Lexington Route) is an intercity route from Danville, KY to Lexington, KY available to the general public with and without disabilities. This route requires a 24-hour advance notice. Deviation requests remain available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile. Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information.

The fare is $10.00 for per ROUND trip or FREE for Veterans with a photo ID; with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

Effective 8/31/2015, the Danville Connection pickup sites are the Danville BUS Stop, Boyle County Public Library, or Centre College). The coordinated route then continues to Lexington with stops at Blue Grass Airport, LexTran (main terminal on Vine Street), and the Greyhound Bus Terminal. 

Effective 8/31/2015, Danville Connection service is offered Monday through Saturday. Hours of service and coordinated departure times (based upon coordination, availability, and demand) may generally be requested at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 pm. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors.

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

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, road conditions will determine whether this service will be cancelled.

Passengers will need to be at their reserved pick-up site (24-hour advance notice is required) no later than the appointment time given during the reservation process.

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

DAN-TRAN

DanTran serves the city of Danville, with service Tuesday through Saturday, as a Deviated Fixed Route available to the general public with and without disabilities.  Hours of service and coordinated departure times (based upon coordination, availability, and demand) are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors. Deviation requests are available with a 24 hour notice. Deviation requests off the normal route are limited to one-half (½) on one mile. Call 1-800-456-6588 for more information. See route map

The fare is $2.00 per person per trip OR FREE for Veterans with a photo ID; with exact change only, as the driver does not carry cash.

For more information on Scheduled DanTran Stops click here or call 1.800.456.6588. Actual times may vary according to traffic conditions, weather conditions, and other factors.

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

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.

Currently the BUS fleet consists of 76 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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