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 to provide the management of go BG Transit and Community Action of Southern Kentucky as the operations contractor. Fixed route bus services are open to the general public and available Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00am and ending at 6:00pm. Please note due to COVID 19 Route 5 and Saturday Services have been discontinued. All passengers who are medically able are required to wear a mask or face shield, along with practicing social distancing on the bus. Bus capacity has been reduced to 50% to promote social distancing guidelines. Below you can find the go BG Transit Route Schedule and Route Map. Along with a link to purchase your bus pass on line.

Web Trip Planner

Preview - go BG Transit Route Map

Preview - go BG Transit Route Schedule

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.

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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GO, too

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

Robert Gil
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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