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Kentucky Kernel

A Lextran bus drives down South Limestone on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

The team behind transportation: LexTran’s partnership with UK is seen all around campus

Reaghan Chen, Reporter June 4, 2024

“Now approaching the steps,” booms over the speakers.  The bus seats are filled with students and backpacks, professors and briefcases, healthcare workers with name tags clipped on their shirts...

Ashlee Bell, a junior marketing major, pays for parking outside William T. Young Library on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Parking isn’t the problem on campus, cars are

Ethan Wallace, Reporter September 7, 2023

Consider campus like a micro-city. To a passionate urbanist, it would be a paradise — interlocked structures with residence, retail, food service and public goods mingling in open air. The every necessity...

A Lextran UK bus drives down Woodland Avenue on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Lextran awarded federal grant to purchase climate-friendly vehicles

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter February 13, 2023

The federal government awarded Lextran, a public transportation system that serves Lexington, a $3 million grant to purchase 10 environment-friendly vehicles for its fleet. In a press release on Tuesday,...

UK students ride the Blue Route bus on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bus drivers cite lack of sanitization, overcrowding in COVID-19 concerns

Lauren Campbell August 31, 2020

Lextran employees who operate the buses on and around UK’s campus say the buses are not being properly sanitized to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that campus buses are not cleaned as often as city...

A front seat is reserved for Rosa Parks on a campus- bound Red Mile Lextran Bus in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in honor of Parks’ birthday.Photo by Sarah Ladd | Staff

‘A reminder of how she changed America.’ UK students reflect on bus seat reserved for Rosa Parks

Natalie Parks February 17, 2019

Students boarding a Lextran bus in February may have noticed a new addition—a seat reserved for Rosa Parks.The reserved seats started on Parks’ birthday, Feb. 4, to honor her actions and “remind...

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Why Lextran’s sweet gesture to celebrate Rosa Parks matters so much

February 7, 2019

When I got on the bus in front of my apartment on Monday, I took a seat behind Rosa Parks.Well, the seat reserved for her, anyway. Since then, everyday this week, I have watched Lextran buses throughout...

Bikes parked near Whitehall Classroom Building in 2009. Staff File Photo

Biking is both environmentally conscious and a stress reliever

August 24, 2018

If you’re like me and hate driving, you’re always looking for the best ways to get around the city and campus while avoiding parking permits and getting behind the wheel.The most obvious alternative...

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Lextran needs more buses to adequately serve off-campus students

August 23, 2018

Lextran and UK need to work together to put more buses on the road for students who live off-campus.Route 15 buses during the semester take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to pick up people after the afternoon...

Lextran announced last week that Spin bicycles will be able to be rented around the city by anyone with the Spin app on their phone. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Meet Lexington’s newest public transportation system

Kernel News Staff June 25, 2018

Beginning Monday, people on the streets of Lexington will have the option to hop on a new set of wheels for just $1.Bright orange bicycles with 26-inch wheels, which now dot the streets of downtown Lexington,...

Lextran bus accident

UPDATE: Driver reportedly passed out before bus collided with 5 parked cars on Limestone

Kernel News Staff March 26, 2018

UPDATE: The driver of a Lextran bus that collided with cars parked along Limestone Monday afternoon possibly had a medical incident that caused him to briefly faint or pass out, Lexington police said.Around...

A Lextran bus picks up students in front of the Main Building on South Limestone on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence

Underground UK: Bundle up and buckle up: the safest ways to travel

Megan Brown January 26, 2018

Temperatures are dropping and snow is falling; winter has officially arrived in Lexington.The cool air and chilling winds make it difficult to move around campus and despite many students desires to stay...

Formerly Commonwealth Stadium, Kroger Field is the home to the University of Kentucky football team. Taken Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff 

No K-Lot parking or campus buses over break

Rick Childress November 20, 2017

Students and employees must move their cars from K-Lot before they leave for Thanksgiving break, UK Transportation Services said in a Nov. 17 newsletter.UK football hosts in-state rival Louisville at Kroger...

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