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This Lextran seat on every bus is RESERVED — in honor of Rosa Parks starting on her birthday Monday

Lextran will reserve one seat on each bus in honor of Rosa Parks beginning on her birthday, Monday February 4, and continuing through Friday, February 8.
The reserved seats will feature a poster with a picture of Parks as well as a QR code, courtesy of the Lexington Public Library, which will direct riders to adult, young adult, and children’s books about Parks.

The poster will also include a brief explanation of the reserved seat.

“Rosa Parks’ legacy reminds us that everyone has the power to initiate change,” said Carrie Butler, Lextran General Manager. “In reserving a seat for her, we honor her bravery and convictions.”
In December of 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white man on her commute home. Her actions sparked a bus boycott, the civil rights movement, and ultimately resulted in the end of segregation on public transit.
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 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 this website.

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