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City of Bowling Green
304 North Church Street
Bowling Green, OH  43402-2399
(2nd floor)

Telephone: 419-354-6203
Fax: 419-353-4763

Email: bggrants@bgohio.org

 

For persons with speech and/or hearing impairments, contact us

through the Ohio Relay Network at:

1-800-750-0750

 

Public Transportation

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For a ride, please call: 1-800-579-4299

 

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All seven transit vans are fully accessible to persons with disablilites. 

The mission of B.G. Transit is to provide safe, affordable, quality public transportation within the city limits of Bowling Green, Ohio. (Adopted August 2006)

 

B.G. Transit System Brochure 

 

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Alternative formats of this brochure may be obtained at the City Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, OH 43402

General Information 

 

The B.G. Transit is Bowling Green’s public transportation system and it is open for use by everyone!

Many people think B.G. Transit is a “taxi.” It is not.

 

Many people think B.G. Transit is a “taxi”, but it isn't. It is a demand response public transit system that operates more like a bus service whose route is determined by scheduled rides. Because we are considered demand response we will do the best that we can to accommodate “last minute” reservations. If, however, you don’t schedule your trip at least one hour in advance, you will be able to ride on a space-available basis only.

 

B.G. Transit is one of only a few public transportation systems in the State of Ohio, funded through grant money, which does not require 24-hour advanced reservations.

 

Funding is provided, in part, through the City of Bowling Green and an operating grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Since our system is grant funded, we must follow the service mandates established by ODOT and the FTA.

 

Transit service is limited to within one mile outside the corporation limits of Bowling Green.

 

The service is curb-to-curb. Drivers may not go beyond the curb or enter any building while assisting passengers.

 

Drivers are not responsible for loading or unloading any packages/items into the vehicle.

  

All B.G. Transit vehicles are accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

Fares 

 

  •  For persons 4 to 64 years of age.

$3.50 Fare

$4.00 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

 

  • For Seniors (65+), Disabled persons & Children ages 4-13.  (Transit ID Card required ***)

$1.75 Fare

$2.00 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

 

  • Package fare per seat.  (When packages/bags take up seat space.)

$1.75 Fare

$2.00 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

 

  • Children under the age of 4 and personal care attendants ride free.

 

*** Transit ID Cards are issued by appointment only.  Call 419-354-6203 to schedule an appointment between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Hours of Operation

 

Monday through Friday

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

No service on Sunday or Holidays

 

Schedule A Ride    1-800-579-4299

 

To schedule a ride, call 1-800-579-4299 or call the Ohio Relay Network at 1-800-750-0750 at least one hour in advance of the time you want to be picked up. When you call the 800 number you may hear a recording. Stay on the line until your call is answered. Calls for rides are answered in the order that they are received. If you hang up before the order-taker answers, you lose your place in the lineup.

 

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

 

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

 

The City of Bowling Green operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Bowling Green.

For more information on the City of Bowling Green’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (419) 354-6203, (TTY 800-750-0750); email tina.bradley@bgohio.org; or visit our administrative office at 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, OH 43402.

 

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington DC 20590. If information is needed in another language, contact (419) 354-6203.

 

 

Complaint Procedure - The City of Bowling Green has adopted a formal Complaint Procedure to include Title VI complaints. Passengers of the B.G. Transit who wish to file a Complaint Report may do so following the established Complaint Procedure and using the City's Complaint Report form. The links to both the procedure and report form are located directly below:

 

B.G. Transit Complaint Procedure        B.G. Transit Complaint Form

 

If you need assistance completing a complaint form or have any questions, please call the City of Bowling Green Grants Administration Office at (419) 354-6203 or you can e-mail us at bggrants@bgohio.org.

 

Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

 

Transit Advisory Committee members are appointed to two-year terms by the Mayor. The Committee meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. 

 

Transportation Advisory Committee Roster and Meeting Schedule

 

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