Lawrence Transit System introduces on-demand evening service

Posted: 22 September 2023 | | No comments yet

Lawrence Transit System’s new on-demand service offers convenient, cost-free evening and overnight transportation within city limits, featuring ADA-compliant compact buses, door-to-door service and extended hours.

Lawrence Transit System introduces on-demand evening service

Lawrence Transit System has announced that it has taken a significant step forward in enhancing urban transportation accessibility with the introduction of its latest Lawrence Transit On Demand service initiative. This progressive shared-ride programme, restricted to city confines, offers a convenient, cost-free evening and overnight transit solution. Passengers can now access this service by downloading the dedicated Lawrence Transit On Demand application, thereby simplifying trip scheduling.

The distinguishing feature of this service is its deployment of compact buses, universally compliant with ADA accessibility standards and equipped with bicycle-carrying amenities. Ensuring a consistent and reliable experience, the same amicable bus operators remain at the forefront of service delivery. The Lawrence Transit On Demand service provides door-to-door conveyance, allowing passengers to schedule rides between any two destinations within the city.

In addition, service hours span from 20:00 to 06:00, Monday through Friday, with an extended service period until midnight on Saturdays. Commencing January 2024, Lawrence Transit On Demand will further expand its service to encompass Sundays, while also extending its Saturday operations from midnight to 06:00.

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Booking a ride is also a straightforward process through the Lawrence Transit On Demand app, which allows users to make reservations well in advance, with a booking window extending up to five days. For those who favour telephone reservations, the service hotline can be accessed by dialling (785) 312-7054 during the established business hours of Monday through Saturday, from 08:00 to 17:00.

Adam Weigel, Transit & Parking Manager, said: “Lawrence Transit takes pride in offering complimentary on-demand transportation during the evening and overnight hours. Through a series of ongoing endeavours, including the establishment of new facilities, the integration of electric buses, enhancements to bus stops and technological advancements, we aspire to elevate the transit experience for our community.”

Lawrence Transit On Demand is made feasible through a collaborative partnership with Spare Labs. Furthermore, the Kansas Department of Transportation has played an instrumental role in supporting this initiative by granting Lawrence Transit a $124,000 Access, Innovation and Collaboration grant.