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Thu May 14, 2009
Lextran Launch Program Jettisoned
By Alex Birmingham - Alan Lytle
Lexington, KY – This week Lextran had to pull the plug on its new free ride program, Lextran Launch, due to some unruly passengers. The program was meant to give school-aged kids the chance to learn about bus safety and mass transportation, but
bad conduct by some means the end of the free rides for all. Lextran
spokesman Dave Riggins, says the bus company tried to make the program work.
"We had extra supervisors riding on the buses to try to address the situation, Lexington police were involved with us but it just got to a point where we could not address the inappropriate behavior."
Talk of a transportation fare and ID requirement are in progress, and Riggins says a revised young rider program could be initiated in the future.