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It is Official!

The KYPTA and KYTC 2018 Fall Mini-Conference

will be held at the Convention Center, Owensboro, KY

October 21-24, 2018

The Hampton Inn will be our host hotel where you will

enjoy the beautiful Smothers Park of the City of Owensboro!

Follow this link to download the Visitor's Guide to Owensboro!

So much to see and so much to do on the riverfront within

walking distance  of our host hotel.

Stay tuned for more details as we

finalize the conference for you!! #KYPTA2018




The best conference ever is behind us now, as we look ahead to the fall mini conference of  2018!!  sc


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. 

 Download the Conference Registration Form

Download PDF Tentative Schedule of events Here!


All Systems Go! ...... Building Infrastructure

A block of rooms has been reserved for the KPTA Conference

until July 23, 2017 ( $129 per night)

Phone: (859) 253-1234

 Address: 401 W High St, Lexington, KY 40507

Hyatt Regency Lexington
4-star hotel

Nominate your Volunteer, Driver or Dispatcher for



Kentucky Public Transit Association Conference

August 13-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center

2017 KPTA/KYTC Conference Flyer

2017 KPTA Roadeo Guide

2017 KPTA Golf Registration Form


Registrations for the Conference.
Download Forms HERE:

Conference Attendee Registration Form

Roadeo Judges Registration Form

Roadeo Driver Entry Form
Download Vendor Flyer and Registration Form

Bring your company information for the resource table, including sample policies…..

Your gift basket…..Value $50 or more! and

Give-away items for the conference bags….



 Vendors who have registered for the EXPO follows:

Allison & Associates & KACO (Roadeo Sponsor)

Cummins Diesel Engines (Tuesday Opening Reception Sponsor)

American Bus & Braun (Tuesday Hospitality Room Sponsor)

Mid-South Bus Center, Inc. (Thursday Lunch Sponsor)

Gillig, LLC – Expo Sponsor

Route Match - Expo Sponsor

Rosco, Inc.

Rosco mirrors add value and safety to trucks, buses, vans, specialty vehicles, military vehicles, industrial equipment, and other commercial vehicles.

Our state of art facilities enhance your purchasing experience, whether it be our on-site parts warehouse, our in-house graphics department, or our knowledgeable service technicians.
SEON Cameras

Improve your mobile security solution and financial bottom line by taking a pro-active approach to passenger and operator safety with on-board video surveillance technology from Seon.
 TSI Video

Since its inception, the goal of TSI has been to offer high-quality, reliable and fully scalable video surveillance and ITS solutions.
ACC CLimate Control

We offer custom engineered and design capabilities for mobile climate control systems, servicing customers on a nationwide basis.
Conscious of the latest trends. TARABUS offers the largest range of products on the market. Available in 12 designs and 56 colours, its range adapts to all environments desired.


Altro Transflor Meta also benefits from Altro Easyclean Technology for improved cleanliness, reduced pick-up and enhanced color retention

BAE Systems

Cyber threats have changed and the solutions need to change too. The sophisticated techniques BAE Systems uses to protect government and military assets are helping to defend businesses around the world.

Ecolane develops transit software that meet the demands of service-oriented industries like community transportation and paratransit organizations.


The first fully automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station that allows wheelchair and scooter passengers to self-secure.


Kentuckians for Better Transportation

educates and advocates for all modes of transportation to promote a safe, sustainable transportation network that brings economic growth and improved quality of life to all Kentucky communities.

Transdev Services

Urban and intercity public transit is the Transdev Group's core business and the cornerstone of its expertise. It covers the whole range of mobility solutions.

Cummins Diesel Engines

With thousands of authorized dealers and service centers around the globe, you’re never far from a Cummins expert. 

Freedman Seating

We manufacture seating related products for many different applications.

Zen-Tinel, Inc.

Our digital video recorders will work with most mobile video surveillance cameras.


Medpro takes a preemptive approach to service meaning that whenever possible we implement preemptive measures to keep the patient transport equipment that we service in as best condition as possible.

Mid-South BusCenter

We separate ourselves from our competitors by offering an exceptional selection of used buses for sale, church buses, activity buses, daycare buses, hotel buses and vans…in all, a huge variety of transportation options to satisfy any business need.
Superior Van & Mobility

New and pre-owned wheelchair vans and SUVs in numerous makes and models, but are most proud to be a retailer for BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI); two of the largest accessible vehicle conversion companies in the world.

Apollo Video Technology

Transit agencies across North America rely upon Apollo Video Technology to provide a comprehensive solution for on-board video surveillance. 

ETA Transit

The value leader in complete transit systems.  Greater public transportation software solutions.  Scalable GPS Technology, exceptional value.

Gillig, LLC – Expo Sponsorship

Providing the most effective long-term solution for our customers' specific conditions demands a comprehensive approach.  It begins with a detailed focus on the individual requirements, and culminates in a steadfast partnership for the life of the bus.

www.Gillig Bus

10th Planet

Danville, KY

Novelties, advertising & screen printing, Embroidery and promotional products




Kentucky Association of Counties

Formed in 1978 as the Commonwealth's first Governmental Association Workers Compensation Fund, the KACo Workers Compensation Fund has been providing competitive workers compensation coverage for county governments and political subdivisions.
Allison & Associates

From fun items to the traditional, you can easily search for some of the hottest items on the market, and we are here for you 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Route Match Software

Dispatching & scheduling software!

American Bus & Sales

American recently received Gold Level dealer status and was named the nations Regional Dealer of the Year!  In addition, several members of the American staff received individual honors for excellence in their jobs.

American Bus & Accessories

Rees Office Products
Winchester, KY

Office furniture & supplies, shipping services, dedicated to providing each of our clients with the finest quality and largest selection of office supplies & furniture.


Rohrer Bus is a full-service bus sales company offering a wide selection of new and pre-owned buses and vans.

BraunAbility is the world leader in wheelchair vans, wheelchair SUVs & wheelchair lifts. Largest selection and best financing options in the industry.

Pam Shepherd is the conference chair and her contact information is below. 

Vendors who wish to participate need to contact Pam Shepherd: 

Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc.

2308 Frankfort Ct., Lexington, KY  40510

859-233-0066 Phone

859-351-8655 Cell

859-233-1668 Fax

At A Glance -PLANNED ACTIVITIES August 14 - 18

® VMMI Training - August 13, 14 & 15

Vehicle Maintenance Management & Inspection

® Roadeo - August 14

® Golf Tournament - August 15 Tuesday or pre-registered Outing

® Golf & Roadeo Awards Dinner - August 15

® KPTA & KYTC Awards Dinner - August 16

® Prizes throughout the Conference

µ Big Night Out - August 17

We have added Certified Vehicle Maintenance Training to the conference schedule for August 13-15. 

The class will last two and half days.  In the afternoon on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Braun will be also doing a maintenance lift training class.   

These will be great classes for anyone involved with your vehicle maintenance or just knowledge for your employees.   

You do not have to attend the VMMI training to attend the Braun lift training.  They are two separate trainings.


The KPTA/KYTC 2016 Training Mini-Conference was held Wednesday, August 17 through Friday, August 19 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Lexington, Kentucky.

Training was provided by Ms. Vickie Bourne and Staff for Kentucky Transit Agencies.  Other training was provided by Mr. Rich Garrity on ADA and other vital training for transit agencies, along with guest speakers, Ms. Juva Barber from KBT and Mr. Asa Swan, Chief of Staff, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

  KPTA is now celebrating 35 years of service and with this new milestone, the Executive Board of Directors was recognized.  Ms. Vickie Bourne presented each with a plaque.  In the above photo, left to right, Shirley Cummins (Vice President), Beecher Hudson (President), Dan Lanham (Exec Board), Pam Shepherd (Secretary/Treasurer) and Oliver H. Barber (Governmental Affairs Director).


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Transit Spotlights

KPTA recognizes Transit Spotlights:

Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BUS)

Louisville-WHEELS Transportation



TARC of Louisville

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  Fulton County Transit Authority 

Fulton County Transit


Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky


Rural Transit Enterprises Coordinated, Inc. (RTEC)

FTSB at HomeFederated Transportation Service of the Bluegrass (FTSB)


GRITS Transportation



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