Bowling Green Public Transit Program

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Bowling Green Public Transit Program

After the 2000 U.S. Census, the City of Bowling Green became designated as an Urbanized Area. This designation made the City eligible to receive annual public transit funding from the Federal Transit Administration. Since 2003, the City has contracted with Community Action of Southern Kentucky dba GO bg Transit to provide fixed route transit service in the community. Fixed route bus services are open to the general public and available Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00am and ending at 5:00pm due to COVID 19. Please note due to COVID 19 Route 5 and Saturday Services have been suspended until further notice. All passengers who are medically able are required to wear a mask and socially distance on the bus. Bus capacity has been reduced to promote social distancing guidelines. Below you can find the GO bg Transit Route Schedule and Route Map.

Preview - GO bg Transit Route Map

Preview - GO bg Transit Route Schedule

More information regarding the services offered by GO bg Transit can be found at:

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Send a Bus Pass to your Phone

Purchase a pass for Go BG Transit and send it directly to a phone. You can purchase a pass online and have it instantly sent to any phone number you choose.

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Provided under the American with Disabilities (ADA), GO bg Transit provides complimentary door-to-door service called ADA Complementary Paratransit. 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 270-782-3163 for additional information and an application which can also be found below:


Below is a map of the ADA Service Area.

GO bg Transit ADA Services Area

Title VI

The City of Bowling Green grants all citizens equal access to its transportation services and is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in the conduct of all business. It is the City’s policy to utilize its best efforts to make citizens aware of their rights as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Please see below the City’s Title VI Policy Statement and Title VI Notice.

Preview - Title VI Policy Statement

Preview - Title VI Notice

Title VI Complaints

Any individual, group of individuals or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination prohibited under Title VI and related statutes may file a complaint. Please see below Title VI Complaint Procedures & Complaint Form.

Title VI Complaint Procedures & Complaint Form

Language Access Services

To ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) constituents have equal access, the City of Bowling Green has taken a pro-active step by providing a number of services throughout all City Departments. Services include telephone interpretation, in-person interpretation, vital documents translation, and training of City employees.

More information on these services can be found at:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

The City of Bowling Green established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulation of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. As a condition of receiving Federal financial assistance from DOT, the City of Bowling Green has signed assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. Below is the City of Bowling Green DBE program Policy Statement. The City of Bowling Green will use the DBE directory that is managed by the KY Transportation Cabinet. All DBE firms must meet the Certification Process established by the KY Transportation Cabinet.

DBE Goal: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 26.45 that the City of Bowling Green and it’s transit provider, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, proposed an overall goal of 2% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises participating in U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assisted contracts for FY 2021 – FY2023.

Preview - DBE Plan

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Certified DBE Directory can be found at:

For information about the certification process or to apply for certification, firms should contact the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. More information can be found at:

Contact Us

Steven Beck
Transit Manager
RATP Dev - City of Bowling Green
304 East 11th Ave, Suite 2
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Carroll Duckworth
Director of Transportation Services
Community Action of Southern Kentucky
270-782-3162 ext. 320

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