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 …

April 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 operator receives special recognition. “Dennis is a leader. He is always willing to help no matter …

K-12 Student Summer Bus Pass on sale now

Bus pass for K-12 students good starting May 1 The K-12 Student Summer Bus Pass is available starting Monday, April 20. Students can access unlimited rides on any city or university fixed-route bus from May 1 until August 31 for only $10.00. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the K-12 Student bus passes will not be sold at Parks and Recreation …

Lawrence Transit begins rear-door boarding for bus passengers

New safety protocol designed to increase social distancing on buses Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bus passengers on Lawrence Transit System will be asked to enter and exit all buses through the rear door of the bus. This new safety protocol begins Wednesday, April 8. For bus passengers and bus drivers as well, social distancing and maintaining a space of …

Lawrence Transit seeks feedback on proposed route changes

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the annual transit public meetings have been canceled; however the public is still invited to give feedback on bus routes and service. This year, there are several route change recommendations. Minor route changes are proposed for Routes 6, 7, 9, 29, 34 and 38, beginning August 2020. Questions seeking feedback on these proposed changes will …

Important transit service changes

As a result of the university closures, we are making the following changes in transit services. As events continue to evolve, service will be evaluated and adjusted on a weekly basis. Service Update: March 23-28 Beginning March 23, transit service will be operating on a modified summer “B” schedule. Routes 1-10 and 15 will continue operating as normal. Routes 11 …

Update on COVID-19

The safety of the public and our employees is a top priority for Lawrence Transit. We have protocols in place for emergency scenarios like a public health crisis, and we’re staying in close touch with state and local health authorities. Updated service announcements will be made here at www.lawrencetransit.org, on the Lawrence Transit Facebook page, and in the announcements section …

Service changes for KU winter schedule

Stop Day – Limited Service On Stop Day, Friday, December 13, the following routes will not operate: 27, 30, 36, 38, 42, and 43. Routes 11, 29, and 41 will operate their ‘B’ schedules on Stop Day, and will return to their ‘A’ schedules for one week on Monday, December 16. Finals Week – Early Bus Service In order to …

K-12 Student Spring Bus Pass on sale now

The K-12 Student Spring Bus Pass will go on sale Monday, December 16. Students can access unlimited rides on any city or university fixed-route bus from January 1 until April 30 for only $10.00. This is the third year that the K-12 Student pass has been offered during the school year. The K-12 Student Bus Pass is a great way …