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Four FCTA employees are in a temporary office at 1000 Elm Street while construction is being completed on the administrative office complex at 302 Eastwood Drive in Fulton. Those needing to meet with Executive Director Kevin Kelley, Assistant Director Kristin Bonds, Operations Manager Rachel Cook, or Marketing Director Kim Jobe should go to the Elm Street office until construction is completed.



ROYAL BIRTHDAY SURPRISE - Fulton County Transit Authority Ambassador Darrell Sims celebrated his 62nd birthday Friday doing what he does almost every day – working at Food Giant in Mayfield. Although Darrell has often celebrated his birthday at the supermarket, today’s event was, well, a little more “royal.” In the midst of his workday, Keith Lowry, one of Darrell’s friends, walked into the store followed by none other than Miss Kentucky 2022 Hannah Edelen. Whenever Darrell sees his friend Keith, he always asks about Miss Kentucky. Since she was going to be in Mayfield on Darrell’s birthday, Keith had to make certain to surprise Darrell with a special visit. To say Darrell was ultra-excited about his birthday surprise is an understatement. In true Darrell fashion, he shouted, “It’s Miss Kentucky!” before rushing over to hug her. Hannah sang “Happy Birthday” to Darrell and then held a special birthday cupcake while he made a wish and blew out the candle. The duo spent quite some time visiting and posing for photos before it was time for Hannah to continue visiting schools around the Mayfield/Graves County area and for Darrell to get back to work.

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Fulton County Transit Authority was implemented in 1985 under resolutions    by the Fulton County Fiscal Court for the operation of a Transit system in Region I. FCTA proudly serves Fulton, Hickman, Graves, and Carlisle counties 

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Employee of the Year

Jo Ann Gardiner poses with the certificate she received after being named FCTA's Employee of the Year.

Drivers Supervisor Jo Ann Gardiner has been named Fulton County Transit Authority’s Employee of the Year for 2022.

The honor, chosen via individual ballot voting by FCTA employees, is traditionally announced prior to Christmas each year.

From the look on her face when her name was announced, it was obvious that the honor was a complete surprise to Gardiner.

“It is a great honor to be named Employee of the Year especially since I see how hard my co-workers work and see them go above and beyond their duties to get our clients to and from their destinations,” Gardiner said. “I appreciate all my co-workers and thank them for giving me this honor. I want them to know I appreciate them all greatly, and I am so proud to be on this great team at Fulton County Transit Authority. Thank you all!”

Perhaps it is Gardnier’s unwavering reliability and positive attitude that helped earn her this year’s award.

“When you pick up the phone and call Jo Ann, it’s handled,” said FCTA Assistant Director Kristin Grooms who counted the ballots. “She’s dependable; you can always count on her. I truly believe that is why her coworkers chose Jo Ann this year.”

Gardiner, who started out at FCTA as a Driver, celebrated her fourth anniversary with the agency in October.

“I was a cook on a towboat. I did that for 15 years,” Gardiner said in a recent interview for her supervisory promotion. “I was gone for six months a year. Then the grandkids came into the world, and I didn’t want to miss out with them. This job kept popping up on Facebook, so I took that as a sign this was what I was supposed to be doing. So, I applied and here I still am.”

Although Gardiner is a team player and quite kind and helpful to her coworkers, she admits the people in the four counties FCTA serves are the real reasons she attempts to do her job well every day.

“The best part is our clients,” Gardiner said. “They make the job worth it. We have some great coworkers here. Another benefit is being home which makes all the difference.”

It was her supervisor and his support that made Gardiner want to take on the Drivers Supervisor responsibilities at FCTA.

Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Richard and Mary Jo Smith, Gardiner is the second child of six. She has two brothers and three sisters: Glen, Tim, Jennifer, Stephanie, and Amanda.

“I married Bob Gardiner in January 1987,” Gardiner said. “We have two boys – Robert, who married Rachel Wilson, and Dewayne, who married Tiffany Elkins.”

It was Dewayne and Tiffany who gave Gardiner what she calls her “greatest gift ever” - RayBell and Addie, her granddaughters.

“They are my pride and joy and my little joys who are getting us into something all the time both good and bad,” Gardiner said.

In addition to receiving the title, Gardiner has a framed certificate touting her honor, a newly minted ID badge with Employee of the Year 2022 printed across the top, and a few gifts from her coworkers.

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Services and Rates

Do you need to know how much it costs to ride from Fulton to Murray? Do you want to find out about FCTA's Ride to Work Program? Are you travelling somewhere on Amtrak and need a ride to the station or want to know how much it costs to leave your car parked at the FCTA Office in Fulton? Look up the answers to these questions and more by clicking on the Services and Rates link below.

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Check this page periodically to find out what is going on with the business of FCTA as well as activities in which #TeamTransit participates. Also included on this page often is information about employment at FCTA as well as services we provide.

Medical, Private Pay, Medicaid Recipients


All Medicaid Recipients must contact AACS/GRITS Transportation, the Region 1 Medicaid Transportation Broker,  to inquire about free medical transportation. Please call toll free: 844-575-9676. For other medical transportation questions, contact FCTA at 270-472-0662

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