BG Transit reports increased business


The city of Bowling Green’s public transportation system is seeing a substantial increase in usage.
According to a release from the city, BG Transit noted a nearly 13 percent increase in the number of
trips recorded during the first four months this year, compared to the same period of time last year.

With a total of 8,628 trips, that equates to more than 1,000 added transit trips being provided from
January 1 through April 30.
Increased passenger rides were recorded in both general public and reduced fare categories.
The release said that the expansion of service area provides a partial explanation for the increase.
In May 2014, the city extended its services to areas within one mile outside of its corporation limits.
During the first four months of 2015, 155 rides were rendered within this more recently-added service
“Customer satisfaction, the city of Bowling Green’s targeted marketing efforts and the realization that
public transit is an environmentally-friendly way to navigate likely also play a role,” Mayor Dick
Edwards said in the release.
For more information about BG Transit, call 419-354-6203 or visit the city of Bowling Green’s website at

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