Central KY Community Action Transportation Services (CKCATS)

Article By:  Kerri Taylor, CKCATS Director

Newsletter   |   Feb 14, 2024

CKCATS trip capacity continues to increase, and we continue to look for ways to increase our staff. We are working with Nukem Graphics to do van wraps in each county to advertise the hiring of drivers. We have also partnered with Atmosphere Entertainment, Inc. to announce our hiring ad during the basketball season in all counties, and for producing our video ads for social media. We will continue to think of more creative ways to advertise to grow our staff.
In December of 2023, CKCATS experienced some inclement weather that caused us to limit our services in our counties. Limited services for inclement weather days consists of trips only for dialysis and chemo clients. We were able to complete the limited-service trips without any injury to drivers or clients.
 Medicare trips continue to increase. We have more flexibility in providing Medicare trips than we do with Medicaid. My goal for this year is to increase drivers, which will increase the number of Medicare trips that we can provide.
 On January 25th, CKCATS received 6 new low floor mini vans. These vans came from American Bus out of Cincinnati, Ohio and are very much needed to better serve our communities. They are all 2023 Chrysler minivans and come equipped with the essentials needed for transport. These vans will be registered and thoroughly inspected before being utilized and will be divided out between our 5 counties by the needs of the county.
CKCATS will hold their annual Public Hearing on February 28th at the Central Office in Lebanon at 1 pm EST. This meeting is held to discuss the transportation needs of our counties and is advertised to the public. We encourage anyone who is interested in public transportation to attend.
 Thanks to the CKCATS staff for working diligently to keep up with the increase of trips and for showing up to get the job done even in inclement weather! We continue to hire full-time and part-time drivers in Marion, LaRue, Nelson, Breckinridge, Grayson, and Meade counties. If you or anyone you know would like to join the staff at CKCATS please go to careers@ckcac.org to apply.