Bus Service and SafeRide for Finals Week and Winter Break

The following information is about changes to service beginning Friday, December 10, through Winter Break. Stop Day Routes 30-44 will not operate on Stop Day, on Friday, December 10, but will operate as follows during Finals Week. Finals Week – Early Bus Service In order to help students arrive on campus in time for 7:30 a.m. final exams, the following …

Bus riders can now purchase bus fare on their phone

Buying a bus pass just got easier! Lawrence Transit has partnered with Token Transit to offer a way to purchase bus fare and board the bus using a mobile phone. The process is easy. Download the Token Transit app, which has instructions for how to purchase a Lawrence Transit bus pass. You can select different types of bus passes such …

Free Bus Fare for Election Day on November 2

Lawrence residents have a free way to get to the polls this Election Day. Lawrence Transit is offering free rides to customers on Tuesday, November 2 to encourage all residents to get out and vote. All fixed-route and paratransit buses will be free. “Participating in elections is an important right for all people to have a say in who represents …

Community engagement opportunities for bus route redesign

City and university transit leaders recently released two scenarios for redesigning the bus system in Lawrence. A survey is available for feedback until November 19: https://lawrenceks.org/listens/surveys/. In the upcoming week, there are opportunities for conversations with transit staff at locations around town. Please join us to share your thoughts about public transit in Lawrence. Saturday, October 23 7:00 a.m. – …

Two scenarios for bus route redesign presented for public input

Months of work have culminated in two scenarios for redesigning the bus system in Lawrence. The coordinated city and university bus systems have been working with consultants and a steering committee representing many facets of the Lawrence community. The two scenarios for route redesign have been presented in a survey for the public to view and provide feedback. View the …

Electric Bus to be featured at EV Showcase Event

On Saturday September 25, Lawrence Transit will have on display a 40-foot zero-emission battery electric Gillig bus at the Lawrence Electric Vehicle (EV) Showcase. This event is part of National Drive Electric Week, and organized by the Sustainability Action Network, a local not-for-profit. In 2022, Lawrence Transit will receive five zero-emission battery electric buses similar to the bus that will …

Transit service links Downtown to Memorial Stadium

The City of Lawrence invites KU football fans to park in Downtown Lawrence for free, then catch a ride to and from Memorial Stadium during this football season. Downtown to Memorial Stadium service will be available for all home games. Fans can enjoy downtown restaurants and shops before and after the game. Parking in the New Hampshire Parking Garage, the …

Bus Stop Improvements Are a Community Effort

Beautiful new benches and shelters have recently been installed at 19 bus stops around Lawrence. Many of these new bus stop amenities are the product of partnerships with Lawrence area entities that see the importance of giving back to their community. Four of the new shelters were constructed by Peaslee Tech students. The wooden shelters were paid for through a …

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 …