Public Transportation

B.G. Transit

“Public transportation for everyone”

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

All seven vans are fully accessible to persons with disabilities

The mission of B.G. Transit is to provide safe, affordable, quality public transportation within the city limits of and area immediately surrounding Bowling Green, Ohio.
(Adopted August 2014)

B.G. Transit System Brochure

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”, 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, Community Block Grant dollars, 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 an origin-to-destination service. Drivers may not enter any building while assisting passengers.

Drivers may not enter any building but may assist in the loading or unloading of packages/items into the vehicle at the curb.

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


For persons 4 to 64 years of age:
$4.00 Fare
$4.50 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

For Seniors (65+), Disabled persons & Children ages 4-13. (Transit ID Card required ***):
$2.00 Fare
$2.25 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

Package fare per seat  (When packages/bags take up seat space):
$2.00 Fare
$2.25 Fare (rides originating or ending outside Bowling Green city limits)

Children under the age of 4, personal care attendants and language interpreters 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.

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.

No Shows

No shows or late cancellations are tracked each month within the calendar year.

B.G. Transit No-show Policy

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 City of Bowling Green Grants Administrator (Title VI Officer for B.G. Transit) at (419) 354-6203, (TTY 800-750-0750), email , or visit our administrative office at 304 North Church Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

For transportation-related Title VI matters, a complainant may file a complaint directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Attention: Title VI Coordinator, 1980 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43223.

For transportation-related Title VI matters, 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.

Title VI Program 

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 .

ADA Grievance Procedure

In accordance with City Administrative Instruction #32, this  Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Bowling Green. The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, transit van number (if known), and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities, upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Mr. Joe Fawcett
Assistant Municipal Administrator
City of Bowling Green
304 North Church Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-2399

Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

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