Kentucky River Foothills recently announced that it will be making some adjustments to its Richmond Transit Service route to better connect customers to the places they live, work and play.

The changes will go into effect on Monday, Aug. 12. The modified version of the old route will feature new stops, name changes and eliminations of previous stops.

"These changes are intended to provide enhanced access to necessary locations in the City of Richmond and meet the rapidly changing mobility demands of current and future riders," a press release states.

The Richmond Transit Service stops include department and grocery stores, apartment communities, city and county offices, educational institutions, recreational destinations and local businesses.

Bus passes can be purchased on the bus or at the Foothills office, 309 Spangler Drive in Richmond. Bus riders have the option of buying a bundle of 10 bus passes for $7 or they can board the bus at any stop for $1.

Each pass is valid for one day only and may be used to get on/off the bus an unlimited number of times throughout the day. Children under eight can ride free.

The Richmond Transit Service is a public deviated-fixed transportation route, which means that riders can request an off-route (stop that is not listed on the schedule). All off-routes have to be within 3/4 mile of the existing route and must be scheduled with dispatch (800-819-7083 or 859-624-3236) at least 24-hours in advance, the press release states. All requests are subject to availability.

Bus A will remain on a 90-minute loop. The additional stop added to its route is at Baptist Physicians (across from Meijer) but eliminated were Madison County Health Department and Save-A-Lot, both of which will remain on Bus B Schedule, and the Eastern Kentucky University Business and Technology Building (students may transfer from Big E to Richmond Transit or vice-versa via the Baptist Health/Vickers Lot stop). One name change will take place as well, as Baptist Health will be referred to on the schedule as Baptist Health/Vickers Lot.

Bus B will remain on a 60-minute loop, adding a stop at the Department for Community Based Services office and eliminating a stop at Madison Clinic. One name change is the Super Save will be referred to as South Keeneland Dr. Shops, according to the press release.

For more information about new schedule, call the Foothills Express dispatch office at 859-624-3236.

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