Beginning later this summer, many of Lexington’s homeless will be able to access free public transportation for a year. The new program called upLIFT aims at increasing self-sufficiency.
Polly Ruddick oversees the city’s efforts to address homelessness.
She told the city council Tuesday that access to Lextran reduces barriers to employment, childcare, healthcare, and housing. She says participants must be living in a shelter or transitional housing and working with a case manager on a plan for a permanent home.