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Bowling Green Public Transit Program

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.

As of July 2020, the City has contracted RATP Dev USA to provide management services, and contracted with Community Action of Southern Kentucky to provide operational services.

Fixed-route bus services are open to the general public and available Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00am and ending at 5:49pm.

Please note, due to COVID-19 Route 5 and Saturday Services have been discontinued. As a Federal mandate, passengers are required to wear a mask while onboard a GO bg Transit bus or inside a GO bg Transit facility. Below you can find the go BG Transit Route Schedule and Route Map along with a link to purchase your bus pass on line from Token Transit our authorized e-fare provider.

GO bg Transit: Trip Planner

Operational and Route Information

Transit Map 11/4/2022

Transit Times  11/4/2022

Token Transit

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 with our Token Transit e-fare provider.

Moovit Partnership (Press Release) - March 2021

GO bg Transit is announcing its partnership with Moovit, an Intel company, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the world’s #1 urban mobility app, and Token Transit, a mobile ticketing platform for public transit. Starting today, GO bg Transit riders in Bowling Green and the surrounding areas, can seamlessly and safely purchase and validate transit tickets - all from within the Moovit app.

Mobile ticketing offers a significant benefit in keeping both passengers and transit agency employees safe. By providing contactless fare payment that can be visually inspected or scanned at validation units, public transportation riders, and transit agency employees, no longer need to handle cash, cards, or interact with ticketing infrastructure, enabling them to maintain social distancing regulations.

That’s why GO bg Transit is encouraging Bowling Green’s estimated 70,000 (U.S. Census Bureau) citizens to plan their transit trips, and pay for them too, using the free Moovit app, which has helped 950 million users conveniently and confidently get around 3,400 cities across 112 countries since its launch in 2012. Purchasing and validating transit tickets, via Moovit, has been enabled using Token Transit’s integrated and robust mobile ticketing platform.

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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:

Transit Title VI Program, Procedures, Forms

City of Bowling Green’s Transit Department is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its service, or otherwise subjected to discrimination, on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title VI”). In addition, the Transit Department prohibits discrimination based on sex, age or disability, as well as Limited English Proficiency.

Any person who believes that he or she may have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or Limited English proficiency may file a complaint with the City of Bowling Green’s Transit Department within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.

Written complaints may be sent to City of Bowling Green – Transit Department, Attention: Transit Manager, 304 E 11th Ave. Suite 2, Bowling Green, KY 42101; or by telephone at (270) 393-3695, or by downloading a copy of the Complaint Form located on this webpage.

Title VI Program Title VI Policy Statement

Complaint/Procedure Forms(By Language)
Arabic Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Bosnian (Latin - Croatian) Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Burmese Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
English Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Karen Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Karenni Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Kiswahili Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
Spanish Complaint Procedure Complaint Form
For GO bg Transit information, please call 270-393-3695.

Contact Us

Tim Mcwhorter
Transit Manager
RATP Dev - City of Bowling Green
304 East 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Carroll Duckworth
Operations Manager
RATP Dev - City of Bowling Green

For Complaints:
Phone: 270-393-3695
304 E 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Transit Fares

Customer Service

Phone: 270-393-3695

Hours of Operation
6:00am to 5:49pm
Monday – Friday

Lobby Hours
6:30am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

Observed Holidays (Transit Office Closed)
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve (Service Stops @ 4pm)
New Year’s Day

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