TACK’s authorization to operate an urban public transit system under the Federal Transit Act of 1991 is contained in its bus/co-op Certificate of Operation Number 5307-01-96A issued by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Transportation Delivery. TACK’s eligibility to provide Medicaid non-emergency transportation is contained in its provider contract numbers: (04) 7100194270, (07) 7100194280, (08) 7100194290.
CKCAC (Central Kentucky Community Action Council) began d.b.a. Transit Authority of Central Kentucky (TACK) in April 1994, at the request of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, utilizing $50,000 in Department of Transportation Section 5311 funds. The Central Kentucky area had been devoid of an affordable transportation resource for more than thirteen (13) years, or at least since Department of Transportation Section 18/5311 funding came into existence.
Effective 1 July 2003, the Elizabethtown/Radcliff area was determined to be an urbanized area and has a Metropolitan Planning Organization Designation. Due to this designation, Hardin and Meade counties are now within the urbanized area and TACK offers public transportation services to these areas under funding provided for by the US Code Title 49, Section 5307. In April 2012, TACK reorganized as a separate entity from CKCAC and is now organized as a public transit authority IAW KRS 96A.
TACK is governed by a Board of Directors, meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Board employs an Executive Director to manage the organization on a day-to-day basis.