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Transportation needs led to establishment of FCTA
SPECIAL POSTINGS - Check the FCTA Facebook page each week to become more familiar with the agency's employees. A different one is featured on Fridays (except for Friday, March 13).
TRANSIT 101 – Fulton County Transit Authority employees met early Saturday morning for a full day of training. Some of the discussions included a reemphasis on Transit rules and regulations while others contained new information for the team. After an overall review with Executive Director Kenney Etherton – which included fares, keeping the buses clean and a slight change coming in March - Jill Lewis, Benefits Risk Advisor with Peel & Holland Insurance, talked to the group about benefits connected to FCTA’s insurance. One benefit is called HealthiestYou where those covered by health insurance offered through FCTA can connect with a doctor who can diagnose, treat and prescribe over the phone 24/7/365. The licensed doctors, according to a handout provided by Lewis, can handle an array of common ailments including allergies, earache, sore throat, pink eye, strep throat, urinary tract infection and many more. The service can save users money and time sitting in waiting rooms or attempting to schedule an appointment. Lewis also provided a variety of donuts for the FCTA employees. Jackie Puckett, a recruiter for Bethel University, talked to the FCTA group about ways those who are employed can earn a degree from the McKenzie, Tennessee school. She discussed the various degrees available and talked about how to become a part of the online classes available through Bethel. The program allows those who work an opportunity to take one class at a time – with each class lasting a month – toward earning a degree. After a break for brunch, Chris Brown, FCTA Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, discussed the pre-trip forms that are to be filled out before any vehicle departs from any of the FCTA facilities. Brown explained the importance of completing the form correctly as the form is one of the first things asked for following an accident or incident involving a FCTA vehicle. Paul Maxwell, HR/Safety Manager, reminded employees of the importance of practicing safety on FCTA vehicles. Lead Dispatcher Lisa Marlow talked about driver paperwork and how necessary it is to fill it out completely and thoroughly. She also discussed radio traffic – including taking turns and not talking over another person – as well as time off request procedures. After a short break, the employees were divided into small groups of four to go outside and practice loading and unloading different types of mobility devices into different types of vehicles. For the drivers, it was just a refresher course of sorts. Other FCTA employees were taught the procedures of loading and unloading mobility devices so that they can have a complete understanding of how the process works.
TEAMWORK - This graphic, provided by Purchase Area Regional Transit, offers various statistics and testimonials from Murray-Calloway County Transit, Paducah Area Transit System and Fulton County Transit Authority. Read the graphic carefully to learn more about each agency and how they work together to provide transportation for those in the Purchase Area.
FCTA Monthly Ridership
FCTA Monthly Ridership