Lexington has the following programs to assist residents with Transportation:
Residential Handicapped Parking Spaces
If a neighborhood has mostly on street parking, individuals may request that a permanent handicapped parking space be designated (marked by a sign) near the individual's home. The space will generally be provided in front of the residence or as close to it as possible. It is still a public parking space for anyone to use as long as they possess a handicapped parking placard. An application can be obtained from the Division of Traffic Engineering.
The transit authority for the area of Lexington and Fayette county. Many handicapped accessible busses serve this expansive area with various routes. there is a reduced cost of $15 for a monthly pass to ride the bus, offered to persons who are disabled or those over the age of 62.
Accessible Parking (AKA Handicapped Parking)
Fines: Recently the city raised its Handicapped Parking fine to $250, up from just $15.
Access Aisle: A new ordinance was put into effect that requires clearer signage at Van Access Accessible Aisles.
Streets and Roads
The Division of Streets and Roads maintains all city and country roads, except those on the state and federal highway system. They are in charge pf pothole repair, snow removal, street sweeping, intersection curb repair, side walk handicap ramp installation, routine and emergency servicing of storm sewer drains and the maintenance of various bridges and certain creeks within the Urban Area.
LexTran's ADA paratransit unit is run by the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and is known as "Wheels." It is a door-to-door public transportation system for the people with disabilities in the Lexington-Fayette County area. This service meets the needs of individuals who cannot use a LexTran fixed route by providing economical and accessible transportation. One-way rides can cost from $1.60 to $2.00 depending on the proximity of the destination to an operating LexTran fixed route.
An "arm-through-arm and door-through-door" transportation service for seniors who are over the age of 60, as well as any individual who has a visual impairment. This service is available 24/7, and fares are $1.60 per mile, as well as a $3.50pick-up fee. Service requires an application, a $50.00 yearly membership fee, and set up of a pre-paid account. A Road Scholarship is available for low-income riders.