Lextran postpones fare collection with modified Healthy on Board Phase IV plan

Posted at 2:35 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 14:35:58-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lextran announced a modification to the Healthy on Board Phase IV plan, postponing fare collection until Jan. 31, according to a news release issued Thursday. This change applies to Lextran’s fixed-route service and on Wheels, Lextran’s paratransit service operated by the American Red Cross.

Lextran had previously announced that fare collection would resume on Jan. 4.

“Out of an abundance of caution to protect our staff and community we have postponed pass sales and fare collection. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in the area and adjust our Healthy on Board plan with the needs of our community in mind,” said Fred Combs, Lextran’s director of planning, technology, and community relations.

In preparation for reinstated fare collection, Lextran will resume pass sales on Jan. 21, available online and at the downtown Transit Center. In addition, Lextran will resume issuing identification cards and Yellow Cards.

Rear door boarding remains in effect and facial coverings continue to be a requirement onboard Lextran buses and at Lextran facilities.

Passengers and employees are encouraged to practice social distancing whenever possible. Vehicles and facilities continue to be cleaned and disinfected frequently to protect the community.

Passengers are encouraged to limit their travel to essential trips only.