Lawrence Transit invites community to see first electric bus

The city’s first electric buses have arrived, and the public is invited to see one at an upcoming unveiling event. The bus will be on display in front of the Lawrence Public Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Following a brief program, there will be an opportunity to take a spin in the new vehicle and see how …

Partnerships helping make food access easier on public transit

Last week, Lawrence Transit delivered 30 bus-ready grocery carts to Just Food. This is part of a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant through the Douglas County Community Foundation received in late 2021, focused on removing barriers to food access. “As a transit agency, it’s important for us to do what we can to make every trip as easy and accessible as …

Facemasks now optional on Lawrence Transit, based on federal judge’s ruling

Facemasks now optional on Lawrence Transit, based on federal judge’s ruling Following the 4/18 court ruling, effective immediately, masks on the Lawrence Transit system are now optional for riders and employees. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available. This change comes as a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suspending enforcement while the Biden Administration reviews a federal …

Buses will be free on April 22 in honor of Earth Day

All buses will be free on Friday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Consider leaving your car at home and trying to incorporate public transit into your day. For resources on how to use Lawrence Transit bus routes, visit lawrencetransit.org to see maps and schedules, plan a trip, or find out about the My Bus Lawrence app that provides real-time …

Unique bus stop combines shelter, style, and transportation history

Lawrence Transit is pleased to present the new railroad-themed bus shelter at Haskell and 12th, adjacent to the Burroughs Creek Trail. This one-of-a-kind shelter incorporates rail and wheels from local railroads and was designed and built in partnership with interns from the KU School of Architecture and Design. Christian Maglasang and John Veirs completed the project as part of an …

Latest plans for Multimodal Transit Transfer Facility available for public input

Lawrence Transit invites the public to view the latest plans for a multimodal transit transfer facility located at the southeast corner of Bob Billings and Crestline Drive. There are several ways to get involved and share feedback about the latest plans. View 3D renderings, a site plan, and a floor plan at lawrencetransit.org/transfer-facility. Give your input on these new documents …

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 …