Management & Operations

Ky.'s Lextran extends Transdev contract

Posted on November 12, 2015

The board of directors of the Transit Authority of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (Lextran) awarded Transdev a one-year contract extension.

Transdev has provided executive leadership of all aspects of transit management and direction for the Lextran system since 2003, under the oversight of the board of directors. The service encompasses fixed-route bus and paratransit services for nearly five million passengers annually. The Lextran system serves greater Lexington with 65 fixed-route vehicles and 186 employees, providing 24 bus routes, in 67 square miles with 980 bus stops.

“We are dedicated to supporting our client in making the transit system more accessible, attractive and convenient to riders by constantly seeking ways to enhance the passenger experience. While safety remains at the forefront of our efforts, we are also strengthening our commitment to the environment and the community,” said Transdev GM Carrie Butler.

Lextran intends to diversify its energy resources in the coming years by increasing use of CNG vehicles and adding electric buses to its fleet for quieter, smoother rides and cleaner air. They received an FTA LoNo grant (Low or No emission vehicle deployment program) in February 2015 for the purchase of five Proterra battery-electric vehicles and two charging stations.

Lextran also offers local employers the ability to purchase transit passes in bulk to help lessen the number of cars on the road and to help to reduce environmental impact.

 

In July, Lextran launched the BluPass program with University of Kentucky (UK), which allows students, faculty and staff to ride Lextran services by simply showing their university ID cards. The program is funded by parking and transportation fees and allows participants access to all parts of the city on and off campus using any of the Lextran routes. The new program provides UK students, faculty and staff new options for mobility both around campus and across the service area.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Driverless shuttle introduced at U. of Mich. specialized test site

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the university's test site for connected and automated vehicles.

King County Metro launches mobile ticketing app

The Transit GO Ticket app pilot project was created under contract by Bytemark, which has similar systems in use in Austin, Texas; Massachusetts DOT; and Atlanta.

L.A. approves selling naming rights to lines, stations

A marketing company could be hired by early next year to entertain offers and assign prices for naming rights of hundreds of Metro assets, the report said.

2 finalists chosen for new job as head of New Orleans RTA

The executive director job, which comes with a salary of up to $185,000 a year, was first spelled out in a 2015 contract between the RTA and its operator, Transdev.

First Transit to pilot autonomous vehicle passenger shuttle

The AV passenger shuttle will run a fixed-route stopping at designated stops within an office park. The pilot will begin with two vehicles — each with a customer service agent onboard for passenger questions and information.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close