If you depend on the Owensboro Transit System, you should be aware that bus route changes and modifications are in the works...but it's all for the better.

OWENSBORO TRANSIT SYSTEM'S NEW MODIFICATIONS

OTS has long operated under a color-coded system; the various routes are classified as red, blue, yellow, violet, brown, orange, green, pink, purple, and white. If you utilize the purple and white routes, understand that they will be discontinued.

The modifications and the new routes will all be bi-directional allowing for reduced time between pick-ups.

OWENSBORO TRANSIT SYSTEM CHANGES -- RED, BLUE, YELLOW, VIOLET ROUTES

The red route will be serving the Bon Harbor post office in both directions. On the blue route, a transfer stop will be added on Starlite Drive at Goodwill near Kroger. This will allow passengers to transfer to the yellow route which will service Airpark Drive. Conversely, passengers traveling on the yellow route will be able to transfer to the blue route at Starlite.

The yellow route stop on Airpark will let passengers transfer to the violet route.

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OWENSBORO TRANSIT SYSTEM CHANGES -- BROWN, ORANGE, GREEN, PINK

Now, there are significant changes to the brown route, although it has not been discontinued. On this route, there will no longer be service to Towne Square Mall or Taco Bell. But there will be additional coverage to neighborhoods along Fairfax Drive and Jefferson Street. Fairfax/Frederica is one of the city's newest lighted intersections, what with the new strip mall and Jerry Ray Davis Chrysler now a factor at the old Texas Gas building.

The orange Owensboro Transit System route will serve Dieterle Drive, which is just off of Veach Road by the Briarpatch. It will also serve the VA Clinic on an as-needed basis.

A new transfer stop has been added to the green route. This will allow passengers to transfer to the pink route which will serve Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Gateway Commons; Meijer by way of East Byers Avenue; and the Daviess County Detention Center, again, on an as-needed basis.

You'll also notice the downtown trolley route on the map, which remains unchanged.

These modifications and new routes, which will help streamline OTS, will begin Monday, August 1st.

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