GRITS Transportation

About GRITS

The Green River Intra-county Transit System (GRITS) provides clean, safe, and reliable public transportation at no or low cost. Medicaid eligible clients without vehicles are provided transportation to approved Medicaid appointments without cost. Para-transit services are provided and a fee-per-mile service is available to the general public.

Green River Intra-county Transit Systems (GRITS) has been providing non-emergency transportation for over thirty (30) years. Services are available to anyone in the general public for any purpose. Contact your local office for information.

GRITS Information

A Service Of Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. Providing Transportation Services in partnership with: The Department for Medicaid Services, Office for the Blind, Public Transportation, Veterans, and Vocational Rehabilitation.
Funding for this program provided through a grant from the Federal Transportation Administration administered by The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Transportation Delivery.

Website
www.audubon-area.com

Email


Download a GRITS application here (OTS service ONLY)

Title VI Information
Download the Title VI complaint form here.

Reasonable Accommodations Information
Download the Reasonable Accommodations Information here.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Information
Download the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Information here.

Region 1 (Medicaid transportation only)

Includes Carlisle, Ballard, Hickman, Fulton, Graves, McCracken, Marshall, and Calloway Counties.

Information

Scheduling times for scheduling appointments
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm CST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm CST

GRITS Office
Service Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 8:00pm CST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm CST

850 Harrison Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: 270-575-9119
Phone: 844-575-9676

Region 3

Includes Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties.

Information

Scheduling times for scheduling appointments
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm CST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm CST

GRITS Office
Service Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 8:00pm CST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm CST

222 St. Elizabeth St.
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-686-1651
Phone: 800-816-3511

Region 4 (Medicaid transportation only)

Includes Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge, Larue, Nelson, Marion, and Meade Counties.

Information

Scheduling times for scheduling appointments
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm EST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm EST

GRITS Office
Service Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 8:00pm EST
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm EST

950 North Mulberry Street, Suite 130
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-982-8220
Phone: 844-870-4646

*Paid Fare Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 6:00pm CST
Paid fare is $1.10 per mile with $4.00 minimum. $1.50 per mile for destinations outside of Region 3 service area.

*OTS Paratransit Service Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 7:35pm CST
Saturday
7:45am - 4:15pm CST
Fare $2.00 each way.

Guidelines

GRITS will not deny anyone transportation services because of their race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
When using GRITS, all passengers are subject to the following rules and regulations:

· Passengers shall not engage in any disruptive or violent behavior nor use abusive language.
· Passengers shall not carry flammable liquids, weapons or explosive devices on the bus.
· No Smoking, Eating, or Drinking.
· All passengers shall use seat belts.
· No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted on buses.
· No pets, except for Service Animals, are permitted on the bus unless they are placed in a kennel or other device suitable for transportation.
· Passengers shall not disturb, distract, harass, alarm, or annoy bus driver or other passengers while bus is in motion.
· Passengers shall not engage in conversation with bus driver while bus is in motion.

Drivers

Driver’s Shall Adhere to the Following:

· Be properly licensed in Kentucky
· Be courteous, patient and helpful
· Have less than 2 traffic convictions in 3 years
· No convictions for drugs or alcohol in 5 years
· No sexual or violent crime convictions
· Have a pre-employment drug test
· Receive orientation and safety training

GRITS Bike Rental

· Renter must read and sign the release and indemnification agreement.

· Renter must provide a driver’s license, one driver’s license per group will be sufficient as long as that person is willing to be responsible for the entire group, but all persons in the group must sign the agreement and pay their respective fee.

· Bikes are due back to GRITS location by close of business 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri or 1:00 p.m. Sat. If a bike is not returned by this time, the bike will be reported stolen.

· Bike Rental is $2.00 per day.

· Renter will be given a lock and combination if they will need to lock the bike while they may be inside a local business to shop or for lunch.

· Helmets are not required but are strongly recommended.

· Riders use the bike at their own risk according to agreement, the agreement must be signed before using.

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Donation

Many people in the communities that we serve lack the resources to access transportation. Your donations help transport needy individuals to medical, counseling or employment opportunities.