SNOW PLAN


In the event of a winter storm event or an emergency situation, Frankfort Transit may implement an emergency snow plan. When the snow plan is put into effect, the Frankfort Public Transit Facebook page and website is updated with service changes and local news outlets will be informed. 

The objectives of the snow plan are to:

·   Reduce the number of Frankfort Transit vehicles that become stuck or stranded during a winter storm.

·   Reduce the risk of injury to Frankfort Transit customers and employees during a winterstorm.

·   Allow Frankfort Transit to maintain reliable service on a core network of major roads throughout the city.

Overview of the Emergency Snow Plan

The snow plan involves a step down process where regular service may be limited or cancelled due to severe weather conditions.

Note: All transit service may besuspended if weather conditions continue to deteriorate throughout the day.

Phase 1: Limited Service Condition

Limited service is the first step down from regular service. It may be declared when Frankfort Transit is unable to provide service in areas of the city that have become difficult to access. Under Limited Service:

·   Frankfort Transit will only operate the Deviated- Fixed route on MAJOR roads (see maps below).  All secondary roads will have no service. Passengers are required to walk to/from bus stops located on the MAJOR roads.

·   Frankfort Transit will continue to operate Demand Response for Medical and JOBS transport only.  

·   Some service delays can be expected. Please dress appropriately. 

·   Please reference the Limited Service Map to locate MAJOR roads that will have service during a Winter Storm Event. 

Note: If weather conditions deterioratefurther, all transit service may be suspended.

Phase 2: Delay Service Condition

Under Delay Service Condition, Frankfort Transit will delay all services in three-hour increments.  Under Delay Service:

·        All services will be delayed in three-hour increments, updates will be posted on the Frankfort Public Transit Facebook page and website and local news outlets will be informed. This excludes any dialysis transports.  

·        If service resumes, it will be under Limited Service Conditions until it is found safe to begin regular service. 

Note: If weather conditions deterioratefurther, all transit service may be suspended.

Phase 3: No Service Condition

Under No Service Condition, Frankfort Transit will suspend all operations, including Dispatch and Administration. 

·        Transportation on Deviated-Fixed and Demand response will be cancelled.  Only dialysis patients will receive transport.

·        Service will be cancelled for the entire day, regardless of improved conditions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Transit Service return to normal?

Depending on the severity of the winter snow storm and the condition of the roadway, it may take from several hours to several days before buses return to normal service levels. Listen to local news outlets, visit the Frankfort Public Transit Facebook page or visit www.frankfort.ky.gov for further Snow Plan information.

How can I be prepared this winter?

Inthe event of severe winter weather conditions

·   Listento local news outlets for weather updates and snow plan information

·   Visitand follow the Frankfort Public Transit Facebook page. 

·    Visit www.frankfort.ky.gov for more information on what routes will be affected by the snow emergency plan

·   Beprepared for unpredictable delays and other Transit service exceptions becauseFrankfort Transit may not be able to adhere to published schedules.

·   Dressand prepare according to weather conditions. If travel is not recommended, stayindoors

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