Lexington Council District 2

Sasha Love Higgins

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://welovesasha.com/

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Question 1:

What are your thoughts on the future of Lexington’s public transit system? (In what ways do you think LexTran is important to our community? Do you see a need for it to grow or for it to be cut back? What ideas do you have for improving LexTran?)

We need the public transit expanded to better accommodate our working class. Availability at key hours of the night and morning has been issue for quite some time, especially for our overnight and entry level jobs where people who are working 3rd shift are not stopped from getting the opportunity to become economically self sufficient.

Shevawn Akers

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.shevawnakers.com/

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

What are your thoughts on the future of Lexington’s public transit system? (In what ways do you think LexTran is important to our community? Do you see a need for it to grow or for it to be cut back? What ideas do you have for improving LexTran?)

I would definitely like to see LexTran expanded - more routes, more transfer stations to reduce travel times & more routes on the weekends. I would also like to see expanded stops to our destination parks, like Masterson & Jacobson on weekends. Public transit is a necessity for many people in Lexington & an asset to our community. I will support expansion of LexTran services & amenities to increase ridership. To increase ridership, LexTran should consider offering incentives such as wi-fi or monthly passes through employers as an employee benefit. I applaud efforts to increase the use of public transit, including bus rides to Keeneland, UK Football games, large events and the commuter route to & from Nicholasville. With continued growth & traffic congestion, public transit will become even more important in the coming years.