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Rider profile: Erick Ogwangi

Erick Ogwangi is part of a one-car family. When his wife takes their car to her job as a researcher at KU, he uses the bus to get around town with his kids.

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Student Summer Bus Pass program extended

Due to the popularity of the Student Summer Bus Pass program, K-12 students can receive unlimited rides on the bus from May 1st until August 31st for just $10.00.

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Lawrence Transit holds annual public meetings

The public is invited to attend a series of meetings to give feedback on bus routes and service.

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Lawrence Transit adds service to routes, sees increases in ridership

Starting in August 2016, several bus routes operated by the Lawrence Transit System increased in service from every hour to every 30 minutes. The increases in frequency and changes to certain routes have resulted in positive results.

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Lawrence Transit announces winners of story contest

Lawrence Transit System is pleased to announce the winners of its ‘Share Your Story’ writing contest for bus riders. People shared stories of using both fixed route and paratransit service to get to work, school, medical appointments, child care, shopping, and much more.

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Share your transit story and win free bus fare for a year

Lawrence Transit System once again invites bus riders to share their stories about using public transportation. The ‘Share Your Story’ contest offers a chance to win a year of free bus fare for the first place winner.

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Free fare for Election Day, November 8

Lawrence Transit is offering free rides to customers on November 8 to encourage all residents to get out and vote.

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The wheels on the bus go round and round at the library

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PTAC important for the future of transit

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Lawrence Transit wins award for highest ridership in the State of Kansas

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Transit service changes effective August 1

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Why I ride the bus

People use public transportation for all kinds of reasons—whether by necessity or by choice. A few riders explain why they choose to ride the bus.

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Early bus service for Finals Week

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Student summer bus pass great for kids

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A big birthday

Alice Leonard, a regular bus rider, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 1.

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Frequency increases on Route 7

In February 2016, Lawrence Transit increased the frequency of Route 7 from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.

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Transit system to hold annual public meetings

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Transit service from Downtown to Memorial Stadium

Catch a ride to all KU home football games by taking the bus.

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KU Design students create innovative projects for city transportation

Three students are the recipients of the MV Transportation Scholarship, designed to support experiential learning opportunities for current KU students.

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Lawrence Transit celebrates 15-year anniversary

Lawrence Transit celebrates 15 years of service to the community. The system began in December 2000.

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Riders asked to submit stories for contest

Lawrence Transit System is celebrating 15 years of service to the community with a story-writing contest for bus riders.

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Lawrence couple uses bus to get everywhere

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Books and buses team up

Lawrence Transit System is teaming up again with the Lawrence Public Library to provide a special “Books and Bus” storytime.

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KU buses get a face-lift

KU on Wheels has unveiled three buses with sleek new graphics designed by KU Marketing Communications.

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Lawrence bus ridership increases more than any city in Kansas

The Federal Transit Administration recognized Lawrence for having the largest increase in ridership among urban transit providers in Kansas.

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Transit service changes effective Aug. 1

Several changes to Lawrence bus service will go into effect August 1. A preview of the new routes and schedules is available.

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New bus route serves training facilities

A new bus route serves several technical training facilities at 31st and Haskell Streets.

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Students teach the teachers how to ride the bus

Riding the bus is easy when you have someone to show you how. That was the purpose of a bus trip taken by a group of high school students and their teachers at the end of the school year.

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Industrial design student offers ideas for transit improvements

Amber Hanschu, a KU senior majoring in industrial design, is the first recipient of a $2,500 scholarship for students interested in the transportation industry.

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Two riders win monthly bus passes

For a regular bus rider, winning a monthly bus pass can be a pretty big deal. That was the case for two women who registered to win a free bus pass at the city’s Earth Day celebration.

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Kids get around town with student summer bus pass

For only $10, the student summer bus pass is good for unlimited rides in June, July and August. The pass is for students in grades K-12.

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Ridership rises on The T

There were 1,125,795 people who rode The T in 2014. That was an increase of 4.5% over 2013 and a 157% increase in ridership since 2008.

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New buses on the road in Lawrence

Lawrence Transit introduced three new 30-foot buses to its fleet. These buses hit the road on March 20 and can be seen on several routes around town.

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Bus drivers recognized for service

Cottonwood, Inc. held a Driver Appreciation Day to recognize the important service provided by bus drivers.

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Transit system to hold annual public meetings

Lawrence Transit System invites the public to attend its annual meetings to discuss service changes for the coming year.

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Bus service available to Rock Chalk Park

Route 2 now offers service to Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park. The bus stops at the facility every 30 minutes.

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Winter break schedule

Extra buses will run to help students get to final exams on time.

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The wheels on the bus go round and round at the library

Almost 200 people attended a special "Books and Bus" storytime event at the library in October.

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Transit service runs from downtown to Memorial Stadium

The City of Lawrence invites KU football fans to park in Downtown Lawrence for free and catch a ride to and from Memorial Stadium.

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City employee enjoys commute on bus

Beverly Mumford enjoys riding the bus so much that she sometimes does it just for fun.

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Transit to hold public meetings regarding future transit center

The meetings will give people the chance to have a better understanding of how a transit center would function and what it would offer to the community.

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Art covered bus takes riders on a journey through history

The coolest bus in town is a collaborative project between Lawrence Transit and Van Go. The bus is covered in a mural called “Resilience: A Moving Kansas Tribute.”

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Lawrence Arts Center students practice riding the bus

Lawrence Arts Center preschool director Linda Reimond teaches children how to ride the bus and see the city.

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Student summer bus pass gets kids around town

For only $10, the student summer bus pass is good for unlimited rides in June, July and August.

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Early bus service for KU Finals Week

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An education in transit

A class of students at Lawrence High School gets an education in using public transportation.

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When is the next bus coming? Your phone will tell you.

Send a text message and receive the next bus arrival time on your phone.

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Books and buses team up

The wheels on the bus went 'round and 'round at a recent storytime event at the Lawrence Public Library.

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Rider Profile: David Aber

David Aber has been a loyal bus rider for the past 10 years.

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Bus passes now sold in more locations

Public transit riders now have six new locations to purchase bus passes across the city.

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New bus stop signs paint the town

New bus stop signs have been installed all over Lawrence and on the KU campus, catching the eye of a lot of folks around town.

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Van Go bench dedicated to transit

A custom bus stop bench reflects the vitality of the Lawrence community.

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June transit numbers exceed expectations

The most recent ridership reports show an increase from June 2012 to June 2013.

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New service changes begin August 1

City and university bus systems will implement their annual service changes on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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Downtown bus stops moved to 700 block of Vermont

Effective July 17, downtown bus stops have relocated to the 700 block of Vermont Street.

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Birthdays and buses make for a great day

A first-ever bus ride made a perfect birthday present for two-year-old Rocky.

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Night Line bus service extends public transportation options

The new late night bus service operated by Lawrence Transit System provides bus service for those needing after-hours transportation.

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