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Lextran Allowing Fewer Riders Amid Virus Spike

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Josh James
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WUKY

Lexington's public transportation system is scaling back capacity in the wake of new coronavirus restrictions announced by the governor this week.

Lextran officials are reducing the number of passengers allowed on fixed-route buses from 50 to 33 percent. The new rules start Sunday, Nov. 22.

If a bus is at capacity, riders will be asked to wait for the next bus or a relief vehicle. Real-time passenger numbers on LexTran buses can be tracked using the MyStop mobile app.

Mandatory facial coverings and rear-door boarding will continue, while social distancing will be encouraged whenever possible.

The bus service says vehicles and facilities are being cleaned and disinfected frequently to protect the community.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.