Transportation Upgrades Update

Article By:  CKCATS Director, Dianne Mattingly

Newsletter   |   Feb 04, 2019

CKCATS is off to a fast pace for the 2019 year. We just received eight new mini vans from American Bus in December. The vans were provided by a 5339 grant from the Office of Transportation Delivery. This addition will update our fleet to 78 buses and will help fulfill the transportation needs of our clients with over 75 percent of our fleet being wheelchair accessible.

We will also receive two 12 x 2 buses from Mid-South Bus Center in March. These buses will also be provided by the 5339 grant. Current projects we are working on include processing our 5310, 5311 and 5339 grants. These grants are due by April 1.

CKCATS received a grant to renovate the Central Office in Lebanon along with a new phone system. New camera systems were also recently installed in the new buses and the entire fleet has been updated. Another project we are currently working on is the safety and security of all parking lots in the counties we serve. The Marion County parking lot for CKCATS had new LED lights installed. This is part of our Safety and Security Plan. All other county parking lots are being evaluated for lighting as well.