Hopkinsville residents can now benefit from the city’s new public transit system.
The system, Hopkinsville Transit, began its routes today.
The two twelve-passenger bus’ routes cover nearly 38 miles throughout the city connecting a number of local neighborhoods to the downtown core, Hopkinsville Industrial Park, medical facilities, Hopkinsville Community College and shopping venues throughout town.
The city’s previous efforts to launch a bus system had failed until the city council approved the joint project with Pennyrile Allied Community Services last month.
“We are excited about the partnerships that have allowed this important, long desired project to come to life,” said Mayor Carter Hendricks. “It could not have happened without the support of City Council, our Public Transit Advisory Committee led by Paul Henson and Kim McCarley, the able assistance of transportation service providers at Pennyrile Allied Community Services, and generous funding through the State Transportation Cabinet.”
The system is funded with $65,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and $75,000 from the city.
Fares are a $1 each, discounts are offered for students, seniors, military and disabled passengers.
Schedules are available online at www.hoptown.org/transit.