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 …

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 …