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August 26, 2019 – The City of Frankfort’s Transit Division received recognition from the Kentucky Public Transit Association (KPTA) at its semi-annual statewide conference earlier this month.
KPTA is an organization that advocates for improving public and community transportation throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization has approximately 45 member transit systems.
Frankfort Transit received KPTA’s very first "Most Efficient" award. The award was presented to the division at the Conference’s state awards ceremony in Lexington. Jennifer Hall, Frankfort Transit Superintendent said receiving the award was unexpected. “We always try to be as efficient as possible, but it’s an honor to know we had the lowest cost per trip for the entire state,” she said.
In his announcement at the conference Transportation Cabinet Director of the Office for Transportation Delivery Eric Perez said Frankfort Transit had an average cost of $8.22 per trip, which is far lower than the majority of the state. According to Perez there were only three other Transit Agencies that came close to Frankfort’s low cost per trip. Those Transits received an honorable mention and included Maysville Transit’s with an average cost per trip of $9.97; Kentucky River Foothills’ whose average cost per trip was $10.90; and Paducah Transit Authority’s with an average cost per trip of $11.98.
According to Dan Lanham, KPTA Board Member, the KPTA Board of Directors determines the best course of action to pursue the goals of the organization which are stated in its bylaws. The bylaws state KPTA exists:
To disseminate information to the public and to officials of government agencies at all levels concerning the capability of public transportation to assist in the solution of pressing social problems including, but not by way of limitation, energy conservation, economic inflation, environmental pollution, and urban congestion;
To sponsor, administer, and report upon projects and programs of all types designed to improve the efficiency, economy, and utility of public transportation systems;
To coordinate research and investigations and to provide a forum for the sharing of the results of such research and investigations;
To promote the further development and use of all forms of public transportation facilities and services;
To establish and maintain cooperative relations with federal, state, and local government agencies, officials and employees;
To otherwise promote the interests of public transportation systems.
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