“Planning ahead” are the code words for riding with Fulton County Transit these days.

“Because our driver numbers are currently low, we encourage our Demand Response clients to call and schedule trips ahead of time,” explained Executive Director Kenney Etherton. “At this point, we are not guaranteeing that Demand Response clients won’t have to ride the bus for an extended period of time or have to wait longer to be picked up.”

FCTA’s leader is also asking for patience once again.

“We are trying to hire more drivers, but due to our increased client load and Kentucky Medicaid contractual requirements and restrictions, we are doing the best we can do,” Etherton said.

Those who know they will need a ride to a local business, governmental agency, or financial institution are encouraged to plan ahead, pick a date and time period, and then call 270-472-0662 and press “2” after the prompt.