Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provide that no entity shall discriminate against an individual with a disability in connection with the provision of transportation services. The law sets forth specific requirements for vehicle and facility accessibility and the provision of service, including complementary paratransit service.
The Commonwealth and its transit agencies must ensure that they comply with the requirements of EEO and that they:
Equal Employment Opportunity
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities which receive Federal Financial Assistance. (Language Assistance Provided at No Cost)
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 mandated the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to combat prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse in the transportation industry. For that portion of the transportation industry having to do with the provision of and service to the public of “mass transportation,” the FTA is the agency delegated with the authority and responsibility for issuing these implementing rules. These rules are encompassed in 49 CFR Part 655, Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations.
U.S. DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Safety and Oversight (TSO)
FTA administers a national transit safety program and compliance oversight. The program purpose is to provide advance safe, reliabile and equitable transit systems. Through this program the Transit Safery and Oversight office aids in improving a safer transit system through policy development, hazard investigation, data collection, risk analysis and oversight.
The Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past discrimination in federally-assisted highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance transportation contracting markets nationwide. The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.
FTA's DBE Program Policy Statement
The Rural Transit Assistance Program provides a funding source to assist in the creation and implementation of training and technical assistance and other support tailored to meet the needs to the transit operators.
FTA's RTAP Program Kentucky RTAP Area MAP
KENTUCKY RTAP REGIONAL MEMBERS RTAP Committee Member Contacts
Transit Asset Management Plan (TAM)
Nonpublic School Bus
File a Grant
Find a Public Transportation Provider
Find a HSTD Broker in your Area
Find a Resource
Find a Form
Review the KY State Management Plan
Become a Subcontract Transportation Provider
Become a Private Auto Transportation Provider
Kentucky Public Transit Association