Lextran (The Transit Authority of Lexington, Ky.) is Lexington’s public transportation system. Lextran operates a fleet of 65 buses and contracts a door-to door Paratransit service through Red Cross WHEELS. Mainline bus service runs from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Regular bus fare is one dollar and includes unlimited transfers on a one way trip.  Other reduced fares and a variety of pass programs are available to individuals who qualify. All Lextran buses are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bike racks.



Current Sustainable Practices

Energy Efficiency

  • Replaced 75-100% of incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
  • Has HVAC system evaluated every 2 years.
  • Installed programmable thermostats to adjust temperature during unoccupied hours.
  • Installed energy efficient (Energy Star) rated windows in all conditioned spaces.

Waste and Recycling

  • Has created a landfill diversion goal.
  • Conducted a waste audit within the past 2 years.

Water Quality/Conservation

  • Installed water efficient toilets in all of the restrooms.
  • Established a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Performed a storm water pollution survey.
  • Coordinated a community litter cleanup.


  • Encourages employees to utilize Lextran transportation by providing free fare.
  • Has designated parking for hybrid vehicles.
  • Some Lextran buses run completely on electric.
  • Installed bike parking.


  • Installed permeable parking lot.
  • Is LEED certified.

Future Plans

  • Highlight sustainability efforts or initiatives at career fairs.
  • Assess energy consumption by conducting a plug load inventory.
  • Establish a policy to purchase/lease EPA SmartWay Certified fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Install a green living roof.
  • Participate in LFUCG’s Citizens’ Environmental Academy.

Pending Certification