In increasing numbers, people are using public transportation. Every segment of American society - individuals, families, communities, and businesses - benefits from public transportation. KRFDC strives to provide affordable, reliable transportation that allows people to access jobs, services and recreational activities.
Foothills Express has provided over 2.5 million rides for residents of Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties since its beginning in 1986. Riders can count on courteous drivers and safe, efficient transportation to school, work, senior citizen centers, adult and child care centers, medical facilities, and recreational destinations.
A 48-hour notice is required for all scheduled rides. Rides are available for $1.50/per mile.
Language Assitance provided at no cost.
BEREA, RICHMOND & WINCHESTER PUBLIC BUS ROUTES
Foothills Express operates a public deviated-fixed transportation route in Berea, Richmond, and Winchester. Riders are able to board the bus at any of the stops we have set up for only $1. These stops include stores, apartment communities, city and county offices and businesses. Wheelchair assisted door-to-door service is available for no additional cost. Bulk passes are available. The deviated-fixed route will deviate for the general public with and without disabilities.
Expanding upon a long tradition of community partnership, Foothills’ public transit program joined with Eastern Kentucky University to serve as its campus shuttle service provider in 2013. The deviated-fixed route will deviate for the general public with and without disabilities.
Click here for the current shuttle schedules
Foothills Express offers an Inter-City Route to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. This service is $20 (roundtrip). Riders are able to be transported to any airport, Grey Hound bus station, or transit stop in the above mentioned cities. We are only able to pick up riders in our four county service area of Clark, Estill, Madison and Powell counties. A 3-day notice is required for all scheduled Inter-City Route trips.
HOW TO RIDE THE BUS
Stand at a bus stop. Have your fare ready — Cash or Pass. Our driver does not make change. Deposit your fare into the box next to the driver or hand your bus pass to the driver to stamp. A $1.00 bus pass can be used all day for only the date it is stamped for. After that date, that bus pass is no longer valid.
* Smoking is prohibited in all Foothills Express vehicles.
* Eating and drinking is also prohibited in all Foothills Express vehicles.
* Please give up your seat to those less able than you.
* Only certified service animals and guide dogs are allowed on Foothills Express.
* Use earphones. Use radios and tape players only with earphones.
* Please put your trash in the proper receptacles.
* Don't vandalize. Vandalism is a crime, which will be punished with a fine or jail sentence. Please report vandalism.
* Do not distract your operator while the bus is in motion.
* Be considerate of other passengers when carrying backpacks or other bulky objects in a crowded vehicle.
* Firearms and weapons of any kind are prohibited on the bus.
Inclement Weather Policy (click here to open)
For cancellations and delays due to inclement weather please turn to your local news stations.
TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF
1964/TITLE VI NOTICE OF PROTECTIONS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION NOTICE (click here to open) Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. operates its programs without regard to race, color and national origin.To request or receive additional information on its discrimination obligations, including its complaint procedures, please contact:
309 Spangler Drive, Richmond, KY 40475,
859-624-2046. To file a discrimination complaint, the written complaint must be filed to the address above within 5 days of the alleged discrimination. To accommodate limited English proficient individuals, oral complaints to be documented and/or translated may also be given at the above address. Written complaints may also be filed with the U. S. Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration
(FTA) no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by FTA.
Title VI Complaint Form (click here)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Policy Statement
For more information contact:
Bryan Basford, Transportation Director
309 Spangler Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
Transportation is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is passed through the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Transportation Delivery.