June 3, 2019
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Transportation Delivery
Public Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Public Meeting Notice
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet(KYTC)/Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD) is establishing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The OTD receives Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and as a condition of receiving this assistance, OTD has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of the OTD to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in USDOT-assisted contracts for public transit services.
In order to increase the involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and small businesses with public transit services, the Kentucky Public Transit Association (KPTA), in conjunction with the Office of Transportation Delivery, will hold a public forum to discuss issues affecting both public transit, DBE/Small Business Firms. We will discuss the new anticipated DBE goal and the basis for establishing the goal. The forum will be held on June 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST at the transit offices of the Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc. (FTSB). FTSB is located at 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511.
If you have any questions or reasonable accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities or persons with Limited English Proficiency, please contact:
Pam Shepherd, Executive Director, Federation Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc. at (859) 233-0066 or, Kelley Johnson, Federal Program Specialist, Office of Transportation Delivery/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at (502) 564-7433.
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
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency has applied for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) from the Cabinet for Families and Children. The plan is available for review at the local Community Action Agency.
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency’s Needs Assessment is a tool offered to help determine an accurate need within all of our programs. Only by identifying the needs of the areas served can DBCAA deliver services or make referrals. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below. All answers are anonymous.
Daniel Boone Transit Receives Award
Daniel Boone Transit was awarded the Outstanding Public Transit System Award for Eastern Kentucky at the 2015 Kentucky Public Transit Association Conference held in Lexington, Kentucky, August 9-14, 2015. Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Inc., dba Daniel Boone Transit, provides over 150,000 trips and travels over 2 million miles annually in the mountainous counties of Clay, Jackson, Lee, Owsley and Wolfe Counties.
Daniel Boone Transit operates on a demand-response system, which means you must call the transit office in your county and request transportation in advance of the trip. Transportation can be for shopping, medical appointments, education, employment or just to visit a friend, etc. Affordable fares are charged for transportation services.
This system is a consistent partner and valuable member of the public transit community and has been in operation since 1986. They can be relied upon by their communities and by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to continue to provide these invaluable services no matter the weather, the terrain, or economic turn. Customer service is the heart of the business. Every client is valued and treated with the utmost respect and care.
Left to right: Darryl Johnson, Diana Spurlock, Debbie Lunsford, Mona Whitaker, Kimberly Patrick, Glen Peters, and Mike Buckles.