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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.

KENTUCKY PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION

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

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

April 22, 2020

Dear KPTA Members:

Spring is here and before you know it Summer will be here.

By now, you probably know that the Federal Transit Administration ( FTA) has allocated $25 billion in supplemental formula-based funding for urban and rural public transportation..  These funds were authorized under the recently passed “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic security Act” (Cares Act), which was a package of $2.2 trillion in various forms of assistance to help respond to the current nationwide public health emergency.  These funds are in addition to the “regular” annual appropriations for FTA’s formula grants.  Rural Kentucky Transit is being provided over $58 million in 5311 funding, which also includes inter city funds, and over $1.7 million in Appalachian 5311 funding.

I would like to thank Pam Shepherd for sending out the recent e-mail checking on agencies to see how everyone was doing during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  It was so good to hear from many of you and also everyone seems to be maneuvering this crisis as best as possible.  You are providing essential services and I want to thank each of you for a job well done.

As you know by now the General Assembly ended quietly this year due to COVID-19. The General Assembly only passed a one year budget due to COVID-19.  As far as the public transportation budget it removed the VW settlement funds the first year $1,500,000 and added an additional $500,000 in General funds to the Non Public Schools program.  The net effect is to decrease overall funding by $1.5 million in SFY21.  In SFY22 it cuts the General fund support by $8.4 million and increased the VW settlement money by $8.4 million and they also added the $500,000 in General fund to Non Public School program.

Finally I wanted you to know that I signed a letter on behalf of KPTA in working with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) along with a collation of numerous agencies across the county imploring congress to support 5310 agencies and the NEMT program thru COVID-19 funding.  We asked them to support Operating funds for Section 5310 agencies and the creation of Medicaid waiver’s to meet social determinants of health and the protection of the NEMT benefit in the Medicaid Program.

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!

REMEMBER, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

Sincerely,

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

E-mail: beecher.hudson@louwheels.com

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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: https://transportation.ky.gov/TransportationDelivery/Pages/default.aspx. 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

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     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).

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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.

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LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP) 

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.

Reference: 

FTA Circular C4702.1A

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

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