Transportation Delivery

 Who We Are

The Office of Transportation Delivery, comprising two branches, is responsible for seeking grant funds; overseeing and implementing various statewide public transit grants; and coordinating human service transportation, such as non-emergency medical transportation.
Transportation grants offer general public transit services and assist in the mobility for the elderly, low income, and persons with disabilities.

Kentucky Public Transit Branch

The Kentucky Public Transit Branch distributes and oversees grants, including operating, capital (rolling stock and transit facilities), and technical assistance. These grants are administered directly by statewide nonprofit or public operators. St​atewide, operators vary from a one county rural operation to multiple county systems to large urban area transit agencies. The Public Transit Branch oversees Section 5311, 5310, and some small 5307 public transit agencies.  

Human Services Transportation Delivery Branch (HSTD)

The Human Service Transportation Delivery Branch is responsible for the oversight of the Human Service Transportation Delivery (HSTD) program. The HSTD program consolidates transportation services previously provided by various state governmental agencies. Under the HSTD program, transportation services for the Department for Medicaid Services, Department for the Blind, and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation are now coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Transportation Delivery.


July 19, 2023


June 9, 2023


Deadline: August 30, 2023 at 9:30 am EST

Contact: Vickie S. Bourne, Executive Director
Office of Transportation Delivery
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street, 3rd Floor West
Frankfort, KY 40622

The Kentucky Public Transportation Drug and Alcohol 7-10-11 Consortium Committee, (Committee) on behalf of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Office of Transportation Delivery’s (KYTC) statewide public transit grantees, is seeking proposals to provide Statewide Drug and Alcohol Program Services for the period January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 in accordance with U. S. Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (USDOT/FTA) regulations. Services required are:

Urine Specimen Collection
Alcohol Testing
Collection Sites
Laboratory Testing
Medical Review Officer
ODAPC’s List-Serve
After-Hours Testing
Administrative Support Services
Random Testing

The range of employees to be tested will range from 2,000 to 2,300 and represent 24-30 public transportation systems throughout the entire Commonwealth. Drug and Alcohol program services are divided along these distinct groupings: (1) USDOT/FTA employees; (2) USDOT/FMCSA employees; and, (3) Non-USDOT employees.

All proposals and related documents shall be subject to financial assistance between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s subgrantees and the Federal Transit Administration. All contractors must certify that they are not an ineligible contractor listed on the U. S. Comptroller General’s Debarred Bidders List and must be actively registered on The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals on such basis as deemed to be in its best interest. The successful proposer(s) will be required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. The contract shall be for the period of January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024, with an option to renew for up to four (4) calendar years.

To be considered a viable proposer, and receive a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP), a Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted by June 30, 2023 to Tabitha Martin at Correspondence or questions shall be directed to Vickie Bourne ( or Tabitha Martin (, via mail to Vickie Bourne at 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40622, or by phone at (502) 564-7433.

Proposals will be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential” and mailed directly to Vickie Bourne at the address above. Proposals must be received no later than 9:30 am EST, Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

July 27, 2022 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Office of Transportation Delivery
Public Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Notice

In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD), is proposing a "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise" (DBE) Participation Goal of 1.24% for the next three Federal Fiscal Years beginning October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025 for the Federal Rural Transit Program and applicable KYTC Capital Programs funded by the USDOT/Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The goal and the basis for establishing the goal are available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Office of Transportation Delivery, 3rd Floor, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40622, for 30 days following the date of this notice.

Comments may be sent to the above address and will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this notice.  Please send emails to Regional Program Manager, Tabitha Martin, ( or Federal Program Specialist, Gail Mayeux, ( at the Office of Transportation Delivery/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with any questions. 

Comments may also be sent during the 30 day comment period to the USDOT/Federal Transit Administration at the address listed below:

Michelle Foster
Regional Civil Rights Officer
Office of Civil Rights, FTA Region IV
230 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303

March 3, 2021 - The Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD) has made draft changes to the current State Management Plan (SMP).  To view these draft changes, they can be found here: DRAFT Revised KY State Management Plan March 2021   Please submit comments via mail to 200 Mero Street, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40602 or by email to and/or by March 19, 2021.   SMP Letter to Agencies for Comment   

February 17, 2021 - On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropraitions Action pof 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into law.   In January 2021 The Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD) announced that CRRSAA funds would be available to Section 5310 providers.  CRRSAA funding will be provided at 100% Federal Share, with no local match required and to be used for Operating Expenses only.   5310 CRRSAA Act Funding Letter

January 29, 2021 - The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into law. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocated $14 billion to recipients of urbanized area and rural area formula funds nationwide. Of that total amount, $678.2 million was allocated to rural areas and tribes, and $50 million was allocated for enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Of that amount, Kentucky was allocated over $11.6 million for Section 5311 rural transit providers statewide.  If your Agency is interest in CRRSAA funds, please send a letter to Vickie Bourne by February 12, 2021.   CRRSAA Act Funding Request Letter

December 29, 2020 Call for Projects: The Office of Transportation Delivery is seeking proposals from public and non-profit entities to assist in the delivery of public and specialized transportation services for the 2022 State Fiscal Year.  Services would be provided under 49 U.S.C. Sections 5303, 5304, 5310, 5311 and 5339.  Applications should be submitted online or via mail and must be received by April 1, 2021.   For more information please visit our grants link:  OTD Grants  

May 15, 2020 -NOTICE of FUNDING:  On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.  The CARES Act provides $25 billion to transit agencies nationwide to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time, we are accepting requests for Regular Capital and Intercity Capital funds.  We, also, will accept requests for Operating and/or Intercity Operating funds from Agencies that haven’t, previously, requested them or from Agencies that, previously, did not request adequate funding to cover expenses.  To apply for CARES Act funding, please complete the attached Excel spreadsheet and return to the Office of Transportation Delivery by Friday, May 29, 2020.  Notice of CARES Act Funding - 2        Requests for CARES Act Funding - 2


May 4, 2020 - Important Message from Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation:

April 9, 2020 - NOTICE of FUNDING: On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.   The CARES Act provides $25 billion to transit agencies nationwide to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Rural Transit is being provided with over $58 Million in Section 5311 funding which includes Intercity funds and over $1.7 million in Appalachian Section 5311 funding.   To apply for CARES Act funding, please complete the attached Excel Spreadsheet and return to the Office of Transportation Delivery by, Thursday, April, 16, 2020.  Requests for CARES Act Funding  Notice of CARES Act Funding

March 12, 2020  - The Office of Transportation Delivery announces that all Coordinated Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) meetings will be suspended.  CTAC meetings will be held via video/phone conference.  Check out the CTAC link for more information.  

March 4, 2020 - The Office of Transportation Delivery shares information from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)regarding the COVID-19 (Cornoaviras).  Check out the fact sheet: Coronavirus Fact Sheet

For the latest information on the Coronvirus in Kentucky, please visit:

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HSTD Customer Service Hotline
1 (888) 941-7433

Kentucky Relay Service
TDD Users: 1 (800) 648-6056
Voice Users: 1 (800) 648-6057


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