Kentucky Public Transit Association (KPTA)


Pam Shepherd announced the 2017 KPTA/KYTC Conference EXPO will be held August 13-18, 2017 in Lexington, KY at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center.

See all details and registration forms

on the Events page! 

insertFrom the President  

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

May 3, 2017

Dear KPTA Members: 

Spring is in full bloom and before you know it summer will be here.  As I’m sure most of you all know by now that the contracts for the mini van’s and SUV’s have been awarded and the dealers are taking orders.  On our web page you can click on to resources and you will find all the information you need to order and also the information you will need for OTD.

On May 1st, Congress passed the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that fully funds FAST ACT thru Sept. 20, 2017.  The bill provides $12.4 billion in total budgetary resources for the FTA, $657 million above the FY 2016 enacted level and $7.5 billion below the request.  Transit formula grants total $9.7 billion, consistent with the FAST ACT authorization level.  Within this amount, more than $2.4 billion is provided for Capital Investment grants (“New Starts”), including $1.5 billion for all current “Full Funding Grant Agreement” (FFGA) transit projects.  CTAA and APTA supports this legislation and urges Congress to approve it. 

We want to extend our congratulations to TARC in that all TARC buses will become free Wi-Fi hot spots for internet access by June 1, 2017.  TARC, with a fleet of 227 buses, already [provides Wi-Fi pm 156 buses and work is under way to enable Wi-Fi on the remaining 71 buses.  I want to congratulate (BUS) Bluegrass Community Action Agency for receiving the KPTA Transit Spotlight award at our March Board of Director’s Meeting.

I want to encourage all members to attend the (CTAA) Community Transportation Association of America Conference and Expo in Detroit, Michigan on June 10-16, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to attend because it’s within easy driving distance for all of our members.  Also don’t forget to mark on your calendar the KPTA/KYTC Conference and Expo in Lexington, Ky. August 14-18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Room have been reserved at the special rate of $129.00 per night until July 23, 2017. 

Special Note:  We will not have a KPTA Board of Director’s meeting in May.

As always, I want to thank the membership for their ongoing support of. KPTA.


Beecher Hudson

 Beecher Hudson, President

Kentucky Public Transit Association

Chief Executive Officer,

Louisville WHEELS Transportation

1134 South Preston Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40203Thelphone: 502.561.3692

Fax: 502.561.3611



June 7, 2016

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Transportation Delivery

Public Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Notice

In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION DELIVERY, anticipates an overall utilization goal of 3.2 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in the Federal Rural Transit Program and applicable KYTC Capital Programs funded by the USDOT/Federal Transit Administration for the next "three {3)Federal Fiscal Years beginning October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.

The goal and the basis for establishing the goal are available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Office of Transportation Delivery, 3rd Floor, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40622, for 30 days following the date of this notice.

Comments may be sent to the above address and will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this notice. Please contact Branch Manager Tabitha Martin or Project Manager Tara Walker at (502) 564-7433 at the Office of Transportation Delivery/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with any questions. Comments may also be sent during the 30 day comment period to the USDOT/Federal Transit Administration at the address listed below:

Mr. Carlos A. Gonzalez

Regional Civil Rights Officer

Office of Civil Rights, FTA Region IV 230 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA 30303

Comments may also be directed to the transit agency in your area (found on the Ky Transit Agency Page of this web site).  


     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).


State Management Plan

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Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD)
200 Mero Street, 3rd Floor, West Wing
Frankfort, KY 40622
Phone: (502) 564-7433
Fax: (502) 564-2058
Kentucky Relay Service:
TDD users: 1-800-648-6056
Voice users: 1-800-6486057

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.

2308 Frankfort Ct., Lexington, KY  40510

859-233-0066 Phone

859-233-1668 Fax

Thanks so much for all the members support of KPTA.


From the desk of ....

                               Vickie S. Bourne 

Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Transportation Delivery

Please enjoy the latest edition of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) Voice newsletter.

Visit the following link for previous issues:



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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Bourne Inducted into Kentucky Transportation

Hall of Fame at KBT

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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.



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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.



Small Systems:  $375.00 

Please Send Check to:  Pam Shepherd at FTSB's new address: 2308 Frankfort Ct., Lexington, KY  40510



news Notice!

This link will take you to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Notice for downloading in Microsoft Word format.


CTAA Offers Online PASS Training

The PASS basic program consists of 6 modules and includes comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers with special need. It is based on CTAA’s Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) driver and trainer certification program that has successfully trained and certified over 25,000 drivers and instructors. It is regarded as an industry standard and we are proud to offer this opportunity to take the training in an online format.