KYTC awarded $7 million from Federal Transit Administration for rural transit agencies

KYTC awarded $7 million from Federal Transit Administration for rural transit agencies

Funding will replace vehicles, security cameras, maintenance equipment and more

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has announced $7 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for rural Kentucky transit agencies to improve bus transit services across the Commonwealth. Funds will be used to modernize bus fleets and facilities, and enhance passenger safety for 17 organizations that serve more than half of Kentucky’s counties.

“We’re pleased to partner with the FTA to improve the link between residents, commuters and businesses in the rural areas of our state,” said Secretary Thomas. “Safe, efficient transit systems are a critical to building local economies, and these funds will ensure many Kentuckians maintain reliable access to work, school and more in the years to come.”

The FTA Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program provides federal assistance for replacing, rehabbing and purchasing buses, bus equipment and facilities. Kentucky’s grants will be used to purchase transit vehicles, onboard cameras, maintenance equipment and computer software, and will aid in facility upkeep and security.

The FTA received applications for 339 eligible projects. A total of 107 projects in 50 states and territories were selected to receive $366.2 million in grants.

The following grants were awarded to Kentucky:

  • Audubon Area Community Services

- 24 Vehicles; $1,188,000

  • Blue Grass Community Action Partnership

- 6 Vehicles; $297,000

  • Central Kentucky Community Action Council

- 10 Vehicles; $424,000

  • Daniel Boone Community Action Agency

- 8 Vehicles; $342,000

  • Fulton County Transit Authority

- 10 Vehicles; $454,500

- Purchase/Renovation of Administrative Facility; $400,000

  • City of Frankfort DBA Frankfort Transit

- 4 Vehicles; $405,000

  • Gateway Community Services Organization

- 1 Vehicle; $43,000

  • City of Glasgow DBA Glasgow Transit System

- 1 Vehicle; $57,000

  • Harlan County Community Action Agency

- 6 Vehicles; $177,000

- GPS Modems; $26,160

- On-Board & Facility Security Cameras; $56,408

- Resurfacing/Surfacing 3 Parking Lots; $60,000

  • Licking Valley Community Action Program

- 10 Vehicles; $328,000

- Software; $200,432

- Shop Equipment; $20,000

  • Louisville WHEELS Transportation

- 7 Vehicles; $392,000

  • Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership

- 3 Vehicles; $126,500

  • City of Maysville DBA Maysville Transit System

- 1 Vehicle; $56,000

  • Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency

- 3 Vehicles; $109,500

  • Pennyrile Allied Community Services

- 6 Vehicles; $285,000

  • Paducah Transit Authority

- 2 Vehicles; $850,000

  • Sandy Valley Transportation Services

- 15 Vehicles; $702,500

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