September 2020 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. “Julie is a passionate, caring driver. She is always thinking of ways …

Free Bus Fare for Election Day on November 3

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 3 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 …

August 2020 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. “Eric is a helpful, supportive team player. He is always doing his …

Survey asks for public feedback about transit route redesign

The City of Lawrence is moving forward in its process to build a Multimodal Transfer Facility. As part of that project, students in the KU Urban Planning department have created a survey to gather feedback on transportation patterns to inform future bus routes that will serve the new transfer facility. The survey is available now at https://lawrenceks.org/listens/surveys/. Answers to the …

July 2020 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. “Aaron is a kind and compassionate person. He takes the extra time …

K-12 Student Fall Bus Pass

Bus pass for K-12 students available starting August 17 The K-12 Student Summer Bus Pass will go on sale Monday, August 17. Students can access unlimited rides on any city or university fixed-route bus from September 1 until December 31 for only $10.00. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the K-12 Student bus passes will not be sold at Parks …

Transit service changes go into effect August 1

Annual changes to Lawrence bus service will go into effect August 1. The new Transit Guide reflecting these changes will be available in early August. Guides can be found at grocery stores, City Hall, Lawrence Public Library, several locations across the KU campus and on all buses. A preview of the new routes and schedules can be found on the …

State and county orders require masks on buses and at bus stops

Both the State of Kansas and Douglas County have issued orders making it mandatory to wear face masks in public places. These orders will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3. Buses and bus stops are included as public places in the guidelines. The language in both orders specifies that a person should cover their mouth and …

May 2020 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. “For most of us at First Transit, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted service …

Lawrence Transit awarded federal grant for electric buses

The Federal Transit Administration has announced recipients of a grant program aimed at helping communities invest in the next generation of bus technology to enhance their transportation systems. Lawrence Transit is very pleased to be among those agencies whose projects were selected to move forward. The City of Lawrence will receive $3,756,000. Lawrence Transit plans to use these funds to …