Public Transit Board - FHATA
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency Board (Public Transit Board) was formed in 2019 through an interlocal agreement between local governments of the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Pottawatomie County and Kansas State University for the purpose of planning, managing and operating public transportation system as the Direct Recipient of Section 5307 Urban Formula Funds for the Manhattan Urbanized Area. The Board is established pursuant K.S.A. 12-901 and meets the definition found at K.S.A 75-117 of a municipality and therefore a governmental body for purposes of Federal Transit Law (defined generally as 49 U.S.C. 4301 et seg.
The Board of Directors of FHATA Board is comprised of local elected officials, representatives from Kansas State University and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organizations and one member at-large. The purpose of the Board is to facilitate its member’s commitment to engage in cooperative efforts in order to provide a cost effective, public transit system administered by Flint hills Area Transportation Agency, Inc.; and,
To enable the parties forming the FHATA Board (the “Parties,” consisting of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, Riley and Pottawatomie Counties, Kansas, and Kansas State University) to apply for federal funds pursuant to an allocation letter from the Governor of Kansas and to be a Direct Recipient of Section 5307 Urban Formula Funds for the Manhattan Urbanized Area (MUA) which is eligible for federal funding assistance for transit services provided within the MUA or that start or end in the MUA; and
To plan, manage, and operate public transit services that can serve the Flint Hills Region which covers all or parts of the jurisdictions of the Parties; and To seek federal assistance on behalf of the FHATA Board from the Federal Transit Administration for other federal assistance authorized by 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53, title 23, United States Code, or other federal statutes authorizing a project administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
To undertake all actions necessary or beneficial to achieving the above purposes.
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency Board typically meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. The meeting schedule is as follows for 2021-2022:
December 8, 2021
March 2, 2022
June 8, 2022
September 7, 2022
December 7, 2022
These meetings will not be held in person until further notice. If you would like to attend the meeting you may do so by clicking on the Zoom link below or dialing in.
NOTICE: ATA Bus will be having a special meeting of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency Board on November 2, 2022, at 4:00 pm with both In-Person attendance and attendance through the Zoom link below.
Join by computer:
Meeting ID: 531 676 785
Dial by phone:
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
FHATA Board Meeting Agendas:
FHATA Board Meeting Approved Minutes Archive:
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Aaron Estabrook, Chair City of Manhattan Representative
City of Manhattan Commissioner
Derek Jackson Kansas State University Representative
Director of Housing and Dining Services,
Associate Vice President for Student Life - KSU
Stephanie Peterson MPO Representative
Director of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning
Jeff Barnes Kansas State University Representative
Director of Parking and Transportation Services - KSU
Kathryn Focke Riley County Representative
Riley County Commissioner
Dee Mckee Pottawattamie County Representative
Pottawattamie County Commissioner