Lextran slicing back services owing to driver scarcity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lextran is cutting back again expert services because of to a scarcity of motorists.

Starting off Monday, there will be decreased routes alongside the Red Mile as properly as Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Leestown, and South Broadway roadways.

Like other industries, transportation agencies are having difficulties to uncover staff.

Lextran officers say, all through a normal 12 months, the office budgets for about 130 bus drivers. Proper now, about nine % are on clinical depart and Lextran requirements at least 20 operators.

The department is web hosting occupation fairs and giving signing bonuses to consider and get extra workers. Its also maximizing COVID-19 protocols. Travellers and personnel should don masks on buses at all times. Workers ought to put on them in the office environment. At this time, having said that, bus drivers are not required to get vaccinated.

“We carry on with our cleansing procedures and furnishing products to staff members that they may well have to have this sort of as masks and hand sanitizer,” stated Lextran General Manager Jill Barnett.

Lextran hopes to revert back to typical schedules as quickly as plenty of bus motorists are accessible to fill all routes.

You can locate altered bus schedules by traveling to Lextran’s web site. There you can also post an application to come to be a bus driver.

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