Kentucky "Transit Day" Held February 13, 2014!
Governor Steve Beshears proclaimed Thursday,
February 13, 2014 at Kentucky Public Transit Day. Lieutenant
Governor Jerry Abramson presented the proclamation to KPTA President, Beecher Hudson, CEO of
Louisville Wheels. Transit agencies presented a request for $1
million in funding to provide transportation for veterans. More
than 100 people gathered at the Capitol Rotunda, including veterans,
transit customers and their representatives.
Representative Jimmy Higdon sponsored SB 139 for transit funding
Beecher Hudson introduced the guest speakers at "Transit Day" including Vickie
Bourne, Executive Director of Office of Transportation Delivery, Margaret
Plattner, Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky Veterans Administration and Juva Barber, President of
Kentuckians for Better Transportation. Other speakers were J. Barry
Barker, TARC and Rocky Burke, LexTran.
Gina Douthat, TANK’s Director of Communications & Development
to represent TANK of Northern Kentucky.
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Beecher Hudson, KPTA President and CEO of
Louisville Wheels discussed the need for more funds to provide public
transit for veterans and introduced the guest speakers.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson
presented the Transit Day Proclamation on behalf of the Governor.
Vickie Bourne, Executive Director, Office of
Representative Jimmie Lee
Margaret Plattner, Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
Executive Director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT)
Barry Barker, Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
Rocky Burke, Lex-Tran
Scenes from Transit Day at the Capitol
A display table was available
near the Capitol Annex Cafeteria and elevators to provide information
about the transit systems. Thanks to agency leaders for taking
care of the table and distributing materials to visitors and