Central Kentucky Community Action Transportation Services (CKCATS)


Central Kentucky Community Action is pleased to provide safe and reliable public transportation services through its CKCATS fleet. With full services available in Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion and Nelson counties and limited services offered in Washington County, CKCATS is there to get you where you need to be.

With a focus on physical and nutritional health, CKCATS provides quick and efficient transportation services to a variety of locations, including doctor’s offices, physical therapy, nutrition centers, grocery stores, pharmacies, senior centers and more. CKCATS can also ensure reliable transportation to and from places of employment, job training sites and educational programs. Each of our CKCATS drivers receives extensive training including First Aid, CPR, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Preventative Maintenance and Defensive Driving.

A Connection You Can Depend On



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Public Transportation

CKCATS provides door-to-door service in a five-county area, including Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion and Nelson counties with destinations to any point within Kentucky. Passengers must reserve a ride in advance no later than 3 p.m. of the day before departure. CKCATS is not obligated to pick any general public clients up after 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday) regardless if your appointment time runs later than the scheduled pick up time; after hour pickups must be approved in advance by the CKCATS Transportation Director. This policy is not applicable to Non-Emergency Medical (Medicaid) Transportation (NEMT).

AVAILABLE
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COST
$7 each way up to 10 miles. Trips over 10 miles are $1.75 per mile.

*Service hours are limited in some areas and special services are available for groups.


Medical Car
Medicaid Transportation

CKCATS is a Medicaid/Passport Program transportation provider for the GRITS Brokerage in Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion and Nelson counties and for the Bluegrass Ultra-Service (BUS) Brokerage Services in Washington County. Clients must call the transportation broker in their area at least three (3) days in advance of service and request CKCATS as the transportation provider. Benefits can only be used by clients that do not have a working vehicle in the household or can verify in writing that they are not able to use a household vehicle.

GRITS
844-870-4646 (Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion and Nelson counties)

BUS
800-456-6588 (Washington Co. only)


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Senior Transportation

A variety of transportation services are available to our senior community, including general transit, senior center routes, grocery days, medical appointments and more. Passengers age 60 and older may enroll in our Senior Transportation program. A donation in the amount of $1 per trip is suggested. Trips after 2 p.m. will be charged the general public transportation fare. Senior Citizens transportation is provided under contract with Lincoln Trail Area Development District with funds from the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and the U.S. Administration on Aging.

AVAILABLE
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST
A suggested donation of $1 each way. Donation opportunities are provided on board CKCATS vehicles.

GROCERY
Grocery days are offered to seniors once a week, departing from the senior center or pre-arranged pick-up location in the following counties:
Larue and Washington County – Wednesday
Breckinridge and Nelson County – Thursday
Grayson and Marion County – Friday
*There is a limit of 5 bags per person.

Hardin & Meade County Senior Transportation

Central Ky Community Action Transportation Services (CKCATS) is providing Senior Transportation for Seniors 60 and older to Hardin & Meade Counties beginning July 1st, 2020 and is provided by Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD). CKCATS will provide safe and reliable transportation to Senior Centers for nutrition, grocery stores, and food bank trips for Seniors. Seniors can also have 1 medical trip per month within the 10 mile radius. Please call 1-800-242-8225 to schedule a Senior trip or if you have questions. Senior Citizens transportation is provided under contract with Lincoln Trail Area Development District with funds from the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and the U.S. Administration on Aging.

AVAILABLE
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST
A suggested donation of $2 each way. Donation opportunities are provided on board CKCATS vehicles.

GROCERY
Grocery days are offered to seniors once a week, departing from the senior center or pre-arranged pick-up location in the following counties:
Hardin County – Monday
Meade County – Tuesday
*There is a limit of 5 bags per person.


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Veteran Transportation

Veterans that do not qualify for Senior Transportation may book transportation directly with CKCATS and pay a reduced rate of $1 per mile. Transportation is available in Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion and Nelson counties. A Veteran ID or discharge paper is required on first trip.

AVAILABLE
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

COST
Free for Veterans enrolled in Senior Transportation up to 15 miles within the originating county. All other trips are $1 per mile.

Intercity Bus Connection


CKCATS is pleased to offer transportation services to and from Greyhound Bus Stations in Louisville, Lexington and Sonora, as well as to the Lexington and Louisville airports. Reservations are required within 48 hours of departure.

Routes are available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each one-way trip is $10 per adult and $5 per child age 12 and under. Passengers must show airline ticket or bus ticket to CKCATS driver.

Scheduled Routes

Passenger Rules and Policies

The safety and accessibility of our passengers is our highest priority. We ask that you please review the passenger rules and policies information here.

Title VI Civil Rights Act


Title VI Notice to the Public.
Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

FOR RURAL AREAS, SMALL CITIES OR SMALL URBANIZED AREAS HAVING USDOT/FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE:

Any person or group protected by Title VI who believes they have been discriminated against with regard to the delivery of public or specialized transportation services may file a signed written complaint with the Office of Transportation Delivery of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination. For information on how to file a complaint of discrimination, or to obtain information of a civil rights nature concerning public or specialized transportation services, contact:

Hal B. Goode – Executive Director
Central KY Community Action Council, Inc.
332 Hood Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: (270) 692-2136 / Fax: (270) 692-4530
Kentucky Relay Service:
TDD users: 1-800-648-6056
Voice users: 1-800-648-6057

For more information on filing a complaint due to discrimination, please view our policy statement here.
If you feel you have been discriminated against by CKCAC and/or its employees, please fill out the following Title VI/ADA Complaint Form.
To view the TITLE VI Complaint Procedures click here .