A strong public transit network is an essential part of a strong economy. Transit connects Kentucky’s citizens to work, school, health care facilities, and other basic human needs regardless of location. Nearly 30 million trips are taken each year utilizing Kentucky’s urban and rural transit network. More than one half of these trips are related to employment.
Kentucky’s Public Transit system needs a dedicated, reliable and sufficient revenue source to match federal funds, operate, maintain and upgrade facilities, purchase equipment, and to provide necessary transportation services to all Kentucky’s citizens including our Veterans, students, elderly, and those without access to private transportation.
"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
CTAA and APTA supports this legislation and
urges Congress to approve it. "
"– Beecher Hudson, President, Kentucky Public Transit Association 05/04/17
The Kentucky Public Transit
Association represents over 40 transit agencies across the State of
Sponsored by the Kentucky Public Transit Association
The demand for public transportation services in Kentucky continues to grow each year. The state’s residents need quick and convenient access to jobs, medical treatment and education – whether they drive a car or not.
Statewide, Kentucky has more than 40 transit providers who supply more than 25 million rides each year in all 120 counties. From Paducah to Pikeville, these agencies are providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation to those who need it the most. In rural areas, that means getting people to distant hospitals for live-sustaining treatments. It means taking people to their kidney dialysis treatments at community care centers.
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