GO bg Transit Routes
With GO bg Transit you can ride one of our five bus routes to reach any major destination within the city limits of Bowling Green – Greenwood Mall, Western Kentucky University, grocery and discount stores, doctors’ offices, Greenview Hospital, the Medical Center, the Convention Center, Fountain Square... You name it, we probably GO there! Fixed route bus services are open to the general public and available Monday through Friday beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. Please see the attached Route Map Brochure for information on fare rates, the six bus routes, map translations into several languages, specialized service for people with disabilities, and various other shuttles. Please see the attached summary of the Press Release for the rate changes.
In conjunction with Refugee Services, we now offer translated route maps in several languages! Please click on the relevant language below to download.
Due to a recent route realignment, these maps aren't available yet. Please be patient as we work to update these in our area's most common languages!
Route 5 (Fall/Spring Semesters)
GoBG Route 5B will run during Fall and Spring Semesters when WKU is in session only. Route 5B will not run during WKU's fall break, winter intercession, spring break, or summer break.
This door-to-door service is provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is called ADA Complementary Paratransit. It is available to persons with disabilities who cannot ride the regular route buses. Hours are the same as the regular fixed routes – Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and reservations must be made at least one day in advance. To qualify for the special service, an eligibility process consisting of an application and an in-person interview with Community Action staff must be completed. Please note that having a disability does not automatically qualify one for the service. Call 782-3162, ext. 316 for additional information and an application.
View our ADA Service Area in Google Maps
GO bg transit operates a monthly shopping shuttle on the second Saturday of each month. Please see the Route Map Brochure for additional information.
GO bg transit offers advertising opportunities on the GoBG transit fleet! GO buses are a moving, eye catching, customizable advertising venue that are all over Bowling Green, KY. Choose the number of buses that will meet your advertising demands to promote your service, business or product to new customers. Please call (270) 782-3162 ext 247 for additional information or to reserve your space! You can also click here for a PDF copy of our advertising rates.
GO College Life
GO bg transit provides service to WKU, WKU Community College, WKU South Campus, BG Technical College, Daymar College, and numerous other educational opportunities around Bowling Green. GO bg transit offers a Student Pass for $50 a semester to any full time student for unlimited rides on the fixed routes. If a student purchases a Fall and Spring semester pass they ride FREE all summer. WKU offers the GO bg transit Student Pass to full time WKU students for only $10 a semester at the WKU Parking and Transportation Office.
GO bg Work Access Pass Program (WAPP)
We are now taking applications on a first come basis for our new Work Access Pass Program (WAPP)! This program includes SIX MONTHS of FREE unlimited GO bg transit rides for approved participants beginning on September 1. GO bg transit maps and schedules can be found at the top of this page, and apply to all WAPP services.
GO bg transit reserves the right to revoke any WAPP Pass for violation of GO bg transit policies, or any fraud used in any way to apply, provide information, or report employment that is not true and valid. This round of WAPP passes made possible through Community Development Block Grant funds. Limited funding. New participants as additional funding is available.
For more information on how to qualify for this new program, please click here to download program details.
How to use a Bike Rack
Designed by cyclists, our Sportworks bike racks accommodate the needs of a cyclist. The racks hold two single seat, two-wheeled, non-motorized bicycles. Each bicycle can be secured independently of one another. Whether you are going to work, school or play, you and your bike can ride the bus. Review this website for the proper way to use a Bike Rack.
TTY and other access information
The Kentucky Relay Service can be reached by dialing 7-1-1, or call the following 800 numbers:
1-888-244-6111 (Speech to Speech)
1-888-662-2406 (Customer Service-Voice and TTY
1-877-243-2823 (CapTel users)
1-866-990-4499 (CapTel Customer Service)
Title VI Notice of Protections Against Discrimination • Title VI Complaint Procedure and Form • Procedure for Fair Hearing • Request for Fair Hearing Form • DBE Policy Statement • DBE Public Notice • Beneficiary Notice • Civil Rights and Small Business Wheelchair and Power Scooter Procedures
Fuel Savings Calculator
According to the American Public Transportation Association's September Transit Savings Report, individuals who switch from driving to riding public transportation can save, on average, up to $830 per month, and up to $9,964 annually. For more information please visit APTA's website at: www.apta.com
For more information on the benefits of public transit visit www.publictransportation.org