Lextran to hold public meetings, feedback requested to improve transit service

Four meetings scheduled for this week in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lextran is hosting four Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) meetings this week for the public.

According to Lextran, the public transit bus system is conducting a study to improve transit service in Lexington-Fayette County. The study, called a COA, will help Lextran align resources with demand for public transportation in the community.

According to Lextran, “COAs are typically short-range studies with a five-year planning horizon, focused on service optimization strategies derived from analyses of the existing network and input from the community and stakeholders. As Lextran last completed a COA in 2015, this study serves as the authority’s latest update to its short-range service delivery strategy.”

Over the past year, Lextran says it has analyzed data and conducted a rider survey to identify potential service improvements. Lextran is seeking input on the draft service recommendations and will refine the proposals based on public feedback.

People are encouraged to share feedback using the online comment form or in-person at the following open house meetings:

  • March 9 at 2 p.m. – Douglas Park
  • March 9 at 6 p.m. – Lextran Administrative Offices
  • March 10 at 10 a.m. – Gainesway Community Center
  • March 10 at 3 p.m. – Village Branch Library

According to Lextran, the COA will help it determine if service is being provided in the appropriate areas, with adequate frequency, and at the right times of day and week, “Ultimately, this process will provide a path for Lextran to make changes to the transit network so the buses operate where and when they’re needed the most.”

The COA kicked off in Summer 2020, according to Lextran, and is expected to be complete in Summer 2022.

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