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Effective August 2, Rachel Cook assumed the responsibilities of Lead Dispatcher at Fulton County Transit Authority.
“With her experience and knowledge of Fulton County Transit, we are excited about her accepting the responsibilities of Lead Dispatcher,” said FCTA Executive Director Kenney Etherton. “She will definitely be an asset at this job by utilizing her excellent problem solving, communication and people skills.”
Cook, the daughter of Teresa Decker and a graduate of Fulton City High School, is also the wife of Brandon Cook. They have a son, Noah.
“I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to grow and build a career here at FCTA,” Cook said.
Please wear masks
FCTA RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS all riders of any FCTA vehicle to have a mask or facial covering on before boarding any FCTA vehicle.
This is for the safety of yourself, other riders, and FCTA staff and to comply with the Executive Order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
It is FCTA's goal to protect all riders and to protect the FCTA staff from the COVID-19 virus.
PITCHING IN - Executive Director Kenney Etherton (pictured) and Human Resources/Safety Manager Paul Maxwell helped spruce up the grounds on the agency's property by mowing the lawn recently. During the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, FCTA employees have not uttered the phrase "that's not my job," but have instead joined together as a team to keep the Transit service "coming and going your way." FCTA began extended service hours for Demand Response to 6 p.m. Those needing a ride throughout the four-county area served by FCTA - Fulton, Hickman, Graves or Carlisle counties - or other areas should call 270-472-0662, Extension 1 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve Demand Response transportation. FCTA has also resumed its Amtrak service. All trips to the Amtrak station in Fulton must be scheduled by calling 270-472-0662, Extension 1. FCTA is currently not running the regular Amtrak schedule.
From the desk of the FCTA Executive Director
April 20, 2020
I want to take just a minute and say thanks to many in our local community. I have seen many disasters in my 36 years of public service career in this community, but never anything like the COVID-19 crisis. This Pandemic has changed our lives in ways no other disaster or crisis most of us have ever lived through.
As with any crisis, we have people in every community that step up and hit home runs. The Police, Fire, EMS Staff, Health Care Workers, Emergency Management and Local Leaders do an amazing job in any crisis or emergency. During this Pandemic, we have seen grocery store employees, truck drivers, delivery drivers, post office staff, food service workers and retail businesses, to just name a few, do an amazing job to serve our community. We have seen Teachers, School Leaders, Parents and Students make some incredibly unique education changes.
I want to take just a minute and say THANKS to the staff at Fulton County Transit. We have an extremely limited staff dunning this Pandemic, but they have unselfishly still preformed Life Sustaining trips, Senior Citizens Meal Delivery, pharmacy trips, grocery store trips and getting people to essential jobs in the four Counties we serve. They still get up before the sun comes up and get people to dialysis and cancer treatment with a smile behind the mask they have on during this Pandemic.
We have had many of the employees that we have had to lay off call and check on our clients and wanting to be at work taking care of the clients we serve. I can truly add a hash tag to a group of people proudly serving our community. #teamfctatransit !! Thanks for what you all do every day!!
Thanks to everyone working to serve our community.
Kenney M. Etherton
Fulton County Transit
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