BG public transportation reports increased use in 2018

During its 30th year in existence, the City of Bowling Green’s public transportation system, the B.G. Transit, realized several notable gains—including continued growth. The B.G. Transit recorded 32,342 total passenger rides in 2018—an increase of slightly over four percent compared to 2017.

Added to that, there’s indication the B.G. Transit is gaining ground in being viewed as a public transportation system for use by everyone. Following the same trend in place for the past few years, the general fare share of riders increased again in 2018. Even though the total number of rides taken climbed in 2018, the elderly and disabled fare assistance share slipped from 85 percent in 2017 to 81 percent in 2018, documenting the fact more of the general public is using the system.

The B.G. Transit is fully accessible to persons with disabilities, and open to all for use. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For rides originating and ending within Bowling Green’s corporation limits, the general fare (one way) is $4. For rides originating and/or ending outside the city limits, the general fare is $4.50. Half-priced fares are available to persons aged 65 years or older, children (4-13 years of age) and those with disabilities.

For more information about the B.G. Transit (including how to receive the reduced fares noted above), call (419) 354-6203.

To schedule a ride, call: 1-800-579-4299. For persons with speech and/or hearing impairments, contact the transit through the Ohio Relay Network at: 1-877-750-9097 or 1-800-750-0750, respectively.

To learn more about the B.G. Transit, check out the website:
https://www.bgohio.org/departments/municipal-administrator/grants-administration/public-transportation/ or contact the transit at (419) 354-6203.

The B.G. Transit is funded, in part, by the City of Bowling Green as well as a Community Development Block Grant allocation and grant funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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