Kentucky Public Transit Association (KPTA)

       

insertFrom the President  

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

 

April 19, 2018

 

Dear KPTA Members:

The 2018 Legislative session is over and what a session it was.  Legislators returned to Frankfort on Friday (4/8 and Saturday (4/9) for the final two days of this legislative session. 

The executive budget, Known as House Bill 200, restored many cuts included in the governor’s proposed spending plan.  HB 200 will boost base per-pupil funding for K-12 education to $4,000 per student in each fiscal year.  House Bill 366 which was the tax reform bill passed and the tax plan creates a flat 5 per cent rate for personal and corporate income taxed, expands the 6 percent sales tax to some services and increases the cigarette tax 50 cents to $1.10 per pack. 

I want to thank Juva Barber (KBT Exec. Dir) and Ollie Barber (KPTA Lobbyist/Attorney) for all their hard work on HB 609 that would have increased funding for all Transportation modes.  There was no action taken on HB 609 but we will be back before the General Assembly in 2019 again asking for funding for Kentucky’s Transportation Infrastructure.  HB 201, the Budget for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was passed by both the Senate and the House.  Public Transit funds were appropriated at 5.5 million per year over the next two years for 5310, 5311, and 5339 match.  Also planning dollars and non-public school Transportation comes out of this general fund appropriations.

I want to congratulate Eric Perez and his staff and TARC for receiving 3.6 million each in 5339 funding.

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

 Sincerely,

Beecher Hudson

 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 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).

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State Management Plan

Follow the links.  Use the back button on your browser to return here. 

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:  http://transportation.ky.gov/highway-safety/pages/voice-newsletter.aspx

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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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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.

KENTUCKY PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION

KPTA  DUES 

Small Systems:  $375.00 

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

   
         

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news Notice!

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

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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.