New transit service begins Aug. 7

Published 11:26 am Thursday, July 27, 2023


Beginning Aug. 7, residents of Danville will have a new way to get around, and it is free. Bluegrass RIDE will introduce fare-free public transit service throughout the community.

The all-new Bluegrass RIDE will feature:

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• Brand-new, climate-controlled vehicles for a clean, comfortable ride.

• Three routes that will serve destinations including the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Centre College, Walmart, Kroger, the Boyle County Public Library, Boyle County High School and many more.

• Signed bus stops throughout Danville, where riders can hop on and off the bus for free.

Buses every hour, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

• A new downtown transfer stop in the parking garage at Walnut and Third Street, for easy transfers between routes.

• Free rides, so riders can forget about high gas prices.

Bluegrass RIDE is a service of the Blue Grass Community Action Program.

“Bluegrass RIDE recently introduced a similar service in Georgetown and we have seen an incredible response as residents embrace this new, free way to get around town,” said BGCAP Senior Director of Transportation Services, Taylor Veatch. “Within the year, Bluegrass RIDE will also offer regional service connecting Danville with Lexington.”

Complete information about Bluegrass RIDE, including route maps and schedules, can be found at Once the routes are in service, riders will also be able to get detailed transit directions in Google Maps simply by entering their starting point and destination, then clicking on the transit icon.