Lexington’s mass transit system is the recipient of a $1 million federal grant.

The funding from the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program is far less than what was requested.


Lexington council members reviewed the operations of the Lextran mass transit system Tuesday at City Hall. 

During the weekly council work session there were questions about bus routes and scheduling.

Lextran General Manager Carrie Butler detailed the budget for the 67-bus fleet including all-electric and compressed natural gas vehicles. 

Focus On Business: Jill Barnett on LEXTRAN

Mar 27, 2017

LEXTRAN, the transit authority in Lexington, Kentucky, recently received funding to purchase a small fleet of battery-powered electric buses and related equipment. Tom Martin discussed the details with LEXTRAN assistant general manager, Jill Barnett.

Lexington Council Seeks Bus Service to City Park

May 13, 2016

Lexington’s mass transit administrators are being asked to consider expanding service to public parks.   The initial inquiry centers on one large area of green space, Jacobson Park.

The request came from a number of council members during this week’s work session meeting.  Among them, council member Jennifer Mossotti, “What we’re trying to do is instill people to utilize our parks and not only the shopping centers but let’s get out there and be a little healthy.”

Lexington Bus Routes Revised

Dec 28, 2015


Lexington’s public transit system is making routes changes for 2016.  Some modifications will be implemented this weekend.

Lextran is expanding its Sunday service to include two way service on routes one through 13.  Two of the transit system’s busier routes, five along Nicholasville Road and eight along Versailles road will be enhanced through revisions to other routes. 

Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station Coming to Lexington

Nov 23, 2015

Compressed natural gas is likely to be used in greater amounts in the Lexington area over time.  A CNG filling station project has been a topic recently at Lexington city hall.

Route and Service Changes at Lextran Coming in 2016

Oct 23, 2015

Beginning next year, Lexington’s mass transit system will make numerous changes to its services.  Those include adding two-way Sunday service on routes 1-13.  The Lextran Board made the decisions Wednesday.  Some of the proposed changes were outlined to Lexington council members earlier this week.  Board Chair Jeff Fugate says improvements to the Vine Street transit center are also being considered.  “If you’ve been down there it’s a tough spot, but almost all of our riders, in fact up to around seven to eight hundred an hour will transfer there at its busiest peaks,”  said Fugate.

UK Funding Free Bus Service for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Jun 16, 2015
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

Beginning in July, taking a Lextran bus will be the cheapest option for University of Kentucky students, staff, and faculty members. 

Lextran Board Chair Jeff Fugate hopes it will change the way people think about commuting.   "I remember when I was a freshman here back in the 90's, I didn't have a car," said Fugate.  "If couldn't walk there, I didn't go to it.  And this will really open up our city to the students and then, at the same time, it gives the faculty and staff a way to get to and from work and maybe get out of their cars."