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Hopkinsville Transit To Begin Seating Passengers Today

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Mayor Carter Hendricks proudly announced a significant milestone for the Hopkinsville community, which will soon benefit from new public transportation services beginning today.  The system, known as Hopkinsville Transit, includes two twelve-passenger buses that each run one-hour routes.  Details for a ribbon cutting/service launch ceremony will be announced later this month.

Covering nearly 38 miles, the bus routes connect a number of local neighborhoods to the downtown core, Hopkinsville Industrial Park, medical facilities, Hopkinsville Community College, and shopping venues throughout town.

“We are excited about the partnerships that have allowed this important, long desired project to come to life,” remarked Mayor Hendricks.   He added, “It could not have happened without the support of City Council, our Public Transit Advisory Committee led by Paul Henson and Kim McCarley, the able assistance of transportation service providers at Pennyrile Allied Community Services, and generous funding through the State Transportation Cabinet.”

Judy Peterson, PACS Executive Director added “PACS is proud to offer public transportation to the citizens of Hopkinsville.  This is our first Deviated Fixed Route program funded by the Office of Transportation Delivery/DOT and we know it will be successful.  The City of Hopkinsville is a great partner in this endeavor and we look forward to a lasting relationship.”

Affordable Rates & Convenient Service

Regular fares are extremely affordable at only $1 each way with free transfers.  Hopkinsville Transit also offers discounted fares for students, seniors, military, and the disabled, as well as deeply discounted $5 weekly passes and $15 monthly passes.  Hopkinsville Transit operates Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Each bus leaves the transfer station at PACS at the top of each hour.  Additional information about Hopkinsville Transit fares, routes, and schedules is available online at www.hoptown.org/transit

Catching the Bus – Riders may catch a bus by following these instructions:

  1. Find a place along a bus route that is convenient for you.
  2. Be sure to be near the posted stop sign and on the correct side of the street or designated facility entrance.  
  3. As the Hopkinsville Transit bus approaches, wave so the driver will know you want to board.
  4. Before boarding the bus, allow passengers to exit first.  Please have your exact fare ready, as drivers carry no change.  Also, in the winter always check the front steps for snow or ice and hold on to the handrail.  As you board, also be sure to let the driver know your destination.
  5. As you exit, do not cross the street in front of the bus, wait until the bus leaves the stop.
  6. If you are transferring between buses, let the driver know as you board.  Transfers can only be made at the PACS stop on either route.
  7. Passengers may also request drivers make additional stops as long as they are within city limits, no more than ¾ of a mile from an established route, and requested at least 48-hours in advance.

To plan your trip on Hopkinsville Transit, call (270) 890-6055 during office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  For information on fares, routes, and schedules, visit www.hoptown.org/transit or email transit@hopkinsvilleky.us

About Hopkinsville Transit

This Deviated Fixed Route transportation service is a joint project of the City of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. which operates and administers the system.  Hopkinsville Transit services are made possible by $65,000 in funding for operations from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Office of Transportation Delivery and $75,000 in general fund appropriations by Hopkinsville City Council.  KTC also purchased two buses for the system valued at $85,150.

All Hopkinsville Transit transportation services are open to the public.  Services deviate for the general public, including individuals with or without disabilities