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From: Beecher Hudson, President

Subject: New Kentucky Public Transit Website

I want to encourage each member to send information to Shirley Cummins or Pam Shepherd that you would like to go on the website. Please realize that the website will only be as good as we make it. We need you to send us your agency website or company website so that we can enter it on to our website.

Together we can make this one of the best association websites in the country.


Please Send dues to:  Pam Shepherd at FTSB's new address: 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY  40511

insertFrom the President

From the desk of ...........   Beecher Hudson 

July 10, 2020

Dear KPTA Members:

Summer is here and it is hot!

As we begin this new era of transit “ New Normal, “ many of us are adapting to this COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our transit agencies are providing fewer trips today than we did before the pandemic, We are also spending more on PPE equipment to keep our driver’s, staff and clients safe. As Scott Borgen the Executive Director of Community Transportation of America (CTAA) said, “ Be careful not to spend too much time and resources on solving temporary problems and to keep an eye on the emerging, more permanent new normal that (hopefully) will arrive in early 2021.” 

The INVEST in America Act would amend FTA’S  statutory restrictions on grantee’s performance of charter bus service in several ways. The charter service restrictions are found at 49 USC 5323 (d). The INVEST in America Act proposed revisions to that section of statute is found at Section 2103. One of the amendments that would be of interest to our rural operators states by striking “ urban “ in Section 5323 (d) (1) and replacing that word with “ urbanized,” rural transit would become completely exempted from the charter service restrictions. Stay tuned!  

Finally I would like to thank Andy (TANK) and Pam (FTSB) for there work in putting out a one page fact document: “ Public Transit is Essential/Toll Credit Fix still needed.” I want to implore every member to distribute this document to your local legislator’s. The bottom line is this, without STATE FUNDING we lose FEDERAL FUNDS already allocated to Kentucky’s Transit agencies.  

Even during this time of crisis in this country and the State of Kentucky I want to thank the membership for your ongoing support of KPTA.  Please Stay Safe!  



Beecher Hudson, President

Kentucky Public Transit Association

Chief Executive Officer,

Louisville WHEELS Transportation

1134 South Preston Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40203 Telephone: 502.561.3690

Fax: 502.561.3611



June 3, 2019

The Office of Transportation Delivery is currently developing its three year participation goal. Once approved, the goal will be in effect for three years beginning October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022.

The DBE goal and its methodology will be made online at: Comments will be made available from June 21 – July 22, 2019. Additionally, the information is available for review at the KYTC Main Office, Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm (EST) located at:

200 Mero Street Frankfort, KY 40601

Written comments can be submitted via email or mailed to:

Kelley Johnson

Office of Transportation Delivery Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 200 Mero Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

Kelley. Johnson@ky. gov

PRINT the Document Here



     CTAA recognized KPTA with 2014 State leadership Award. 

The 2014 Community Transportation of America (CTAA) Conference and EXPO was held in St. Paul, Minnesota June 7-13, 2014.  During the awards breakfast on Wednesday, CTAA recognized KPTA with the Leadership Award.  President Beecher Hudson accepted the award on behalf of KPTA.

    Read the Press Release here.  President Beecher Hudson accepted the award!

Shown in the photo left to right.  Shirley Cummins, Vice President (RTEC), Beecher Hudson, President (Louisville Wheels), Dan Lanham, Executive Board (Audubon Area Transit) and   Pam Shepherd, Secretary/Treasurer (FTSB).


Bourne Inducted into Kentucky Transportation Hall of Fame at KBT

                      (Click on photo to enlarge)vb  During the Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) Conference on January 10, 2014, Ms. Vickie S. Bourne, Executive Director of the Office of Transportation Delivery was inducted into the Kentucky Transportation Hall of Fame, a well-deserved honor after over 40 year contribution to the success of public transportation in the Commonwealth.  A few of the previous inductees include Congressman Hal Rogers, Bert T. Combs, Paul Patton, Calvin G. Grayson, and Patsy Anderson.


Please remember FTSB has moved when mailing in your KPTA dues. 

The address is below:

Pam Shepherd, Executive Director\

Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc.

1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY  40511

859-233-0066 Phone

859-233-1668 Fax

Thanks so much for all the members support of KPTA.



The State and its transit agencies must take responsible steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of their programs and activities for individuals who are Limited English Proficient (LEP).  Necessary steps will be based on four (4) factors:  (1) the number and proportion of LEP persons served or encountered in the eligible service population; (2) the frequency with which LEP individuals come into contact with the program, activity, or service: (3) the nature and importance of the program, activity, or service provided by the program; and, (4) the resources available to the agency and costs. 

LEP assistance is provided without charge.


FTA Circular C4702.1A

Executive Order 13166 on Accessing Transportation for Persons with Limited English Proficiency 


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