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Lextran to offer free bus service November 6 in an effort to increase access to polling locations

All Lextran routes will be free of charge on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to increase access to polling locations for the general election.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimated that nearly 15 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 didn’t vote in the 2016 Election because of a lack of transportation to their polling location.

“Transportation can be a barrier for some people when it comes to getting to their polling location,” said Carrie Butler, Lextran General Manager. “By providing free rides on Election Day we offer a solution to remove that barrier for our community and empower more people to go vote.”

The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and individuals can find their polling locations by visiting vrsws.sos.ky.gov.

Use the address of the polling location to plan a free trip via Lextran via mystop.lextran.com.

If you need assistance planning your trip, please call Lextran Customer Service at 859-253-INFO (4636).

Lextran serves people and the community with mobility solutions. Lextran’s hybrid fleet includes compressed natural gas, electric and diesel coaches. They operate 23 fixed routes, a door-to-door paratransit service and a vanpool/ridesharing program. Regular bus fare is $1.00, and there are a variety of reduced fares and pass programs available to individuals who qualify. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. More information regarding Lextran can be found at www.lextran.com. Connect with Lextran on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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