Lawrence Transit awarded federal grant for zero-emission electric buses

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the City of Lawrence in their bid for two zero-emission electric buses that will serve the city and the university for many years to come. The competitive “Low- or No-Emission” grant program finances purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities such as charging infrastructure. This is the second year …

Bus route redesign: Your chance to get involved

Public transportation is a vital mobility tool in our community. Lawrence Transit and the University of Kansas are currently engaged in a Route Redesign Study that will help set priorities for transit service in the future. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transit network, and highlight opportunities for service improvement. Community …

Transit public outreach events scheduled at Lawrence Public Library

Transit staff to provide information and tours of potential transfer facilities The City and KU are currently working with a consultant to determine a design for the new main bus transfer location at Bob Billings and Crestline. In addition, the consultant is working to determine the best location and concept development for a smaller downtown transfer location. Both transfer locations …

Public input sessions scheduled for Multimodal Transfer Facility Project

The City and KU are currently working with consultants to determine a design for the new Bob Billings and Crestline multimodal transfer facility. In addition, the consultants are working to determine the best location and concept development for a smaller downtown transfer location. Both transfer locations are scheduled to be completed in August 2022. The Bob Billings and Crestline multimodal …

Lawrence Transit bus shelters adorned with artwork

Beautiful decorative artwork has been placed on the glass panels of seven bus shelters in Lawrence, creating an eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing place for passengers to wait for the bus. The artwork was created by young artists at Van Go, Inc., and each bus shelter has its own unique character and design. The United Way of Douglas County and AARP …

Public transit’s future direction in Lawrence relies on community input

Public transportation is a vital mobility tool in our community. Lawrence Transit and the University of Kansas are currently engaged in a Route Redesign Study that will help set priorities for transit service in the future. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transit network and highlight opportunities for service improvement. Community …

March 2021 Employee of the Month

It takes a lot of hard work to keep a transit system running smoothly, day after day. Members of the team all contribute in their unique role, from office staff, reservationists, and dispatchers to bus drivers, supervisors, utility workers, and management. This month, one employee receives special recognition. “Lani is one of our ROCK STAR employees! She works hard and …

K-12 Student Summer Bus Pass

Bus pass for K-12 students available starting April 14 Riding the bus is a great way to get around Lawrence, and the K-12 Summer Bus Pass is a fun, easy, and low-cost way for students to get to all of their summer activities. The K-12 Summer Bus Pass goes on sale April 14 and can be purchased at The Merc, …

Public input opportunity for Lawrence Multimodal Transfer Facility Project

The future of public transit in Lawrence will take an important step forward next week as city leaders and partners embark on a multi-day process for planning and designing transit improvements for two locations. There will be opportunities for the public to share input and be part of this valuable project. The City of Lawrence, Wendel Companies, and Shockey Consulting …

Transit Driver Appreciation Day

March 18th is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, a national annual campaign to recognize the important contributions that transit drivers make to their communities. Lawrence Transit drivers navigate traffic, construction, and weather to take passengers to the people and places they want to visit, but driving a bus is not all they do. They assist passengers in finding their stop or …