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 five 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.
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 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 Transit Study
The following is a study submitted to the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) by The Corradino Group, Inc. in June 2010. The purpose of this study is to seek out ways to improve the existing public transit services in Bowling Green. There are two main tasks to this study. These are a customer survey to capture rider information and an examination of current stops to document accessibility. The ridership survey is actually two surveys, one of the GO bg transit riders and the other of the WKU students, faculty and staff. The examination of bus stops in terms of accessibility is essentially an electronic inventory of stops containing attributes associated with each stop and contains the stops of both GO bg transit and Topper Transit. GO BG Transit Study - Final Report 2010
GO bg Transit Proposed Programs FY 2014
The following is a proposal of projects for the fiscal year 2014. These projects are incorporated in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) developed by the Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO Participation Plan provides opportunity for public comment on the Proposed Program of Projects and will be accepting public comments through March 15, 2014. To submit comments please contact Ken Merideth, Public Transit Coordinator, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, P.O. Box 90014, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at telephone number 270-782-3162. GO bg transit Proposed Programs of Projects Fiscal Year 2014
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