Bowling Green sees shuttle rider increase

More people in Bowling Green, Ky., are taking shuttle buses to get where they’re going.

The Go BG Transit took 10,000 more trips last year than it did the year before. It made over 52,000 trips in 2006 compared with 42,000 in 2005.

Also, more college students are taking the buses thanks to a new route that runs through campus.

“We cut Route Two in half and brought it back through Western’s campus so we now stop on University Boulevard at Jones Jaggers Clinic. We stop on Normal Drive, so we stop at the Mass Media Building and also at the planetarium,” Public Transit Coordinator, Gail Wolgast said.

BG Transit will offer free rides on April 27, 2007, to celebrate Earth Day.

The number of shuttle-riders on Western’s Campus has jumped even more.

Forty-three percent more students now take the shuttle after it went from three routes to two, meaning a shorter wait.

WKU shuttle buses also began using a five percent bio-diesel fuel last week to be easier on the environment.