In October 2003, LexTran, the City of Lexington’s public transportation provider, was undergoing a management transition. It sought the assistance of the Kentucky Transportation Center for strategic planning and visioning. This project produced four deliverables: (1) a series of public meetings facilitated by the Kentucky Transportation Center on rider and other stakeholder attitudes toward LexTran and its general performance; (2) an environmental scan comparing LexTran to similar transit providers on operating efficiency, ridership, funding sources, and other characteristics; (3) A GIS database containing census data and other information useable for the analysis of proposed routes; and (4) a PowerPoint presentation of LexTran’s financial situation in 2004 that was used to inform the public prior to the 2004 referendum for a proposed dedicated tax to support LexTran operations. Lexington voters passed the referendum and LexTran is now financially solvent. The environmental scan, the GIS database, and the PowerPoint presentation are in Appendices A, B, and C, respectively.

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