BG Transit rates to go up on Jan. 1

In May, the B.G. Transit Transportation Advisory Committee recommended to Mayor Richard Edwards a fare increase for system rides that originate and end in Bowling Green’s corporation limits. Following the prescribed citizen participation process mandates, the city was granted this fare increase by the Ohio
Department of Transportation. The last time a fare increase was implemented within the city limits service area was January 2007. The decision to change fare rates was based upon ever-increasing operational costs—coupled with state and federal funding cuts.

As of January 1, 2018, the new rates for rides originating and ending inside Bowling Green’s corporation limits will be:
– General Fare: $4 from the previous $3.50.
– Elderly and Disabled Fare: $2 (Transit ID required, applications for B.G. Transit ID cards are available at the Grants Administration Office, 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green.)
– Package Fare (When packages/bags take up seat space. Fare charged per seat.): $2.
– Children under the age of 4, personal care attendants and language interpreters ride free.

The B.G. Transit is the City of Bowling Green’s demand response, origin-to-destination public transit system; 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.

Service is also available to the areas within one mile outside Bowling Green’s city limits. 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 people with speech and/or hearing impairments, contact transit through the Ohio Relay Network at: 1-800-750-0750. To learn more about the B.G. Transit, check out  website: http://www.bgohio.org/departments/municipal-administrator/grants-administration/public-transportation/ or contact us at 419-354-6203.

The B.G. Transit is funded, in part, through the City of Bowling Green, the Community Development Block Grant and operating grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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