C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation has announced the hiring of Kim Adair as the Central Illinois Public Transit (CIPT) Program Director. As CIPT Director, Kim Adair will serve as a key member of the agency management staff and will be responsible for the day-to-day management, leadership and operation of the C.E.F.S. Central Illinois Public Transit Program to ensure effective accountability, oversight and outcomes of the transit operations with funders, grant recipients, partners, local communities and with riders.
Kim Adair had previously been employed at the North Dakota Department of Transportation for four years where she held the position of Public Transit Section Manager. Prior to that position Adair was employed by the Paducah Transit Authority for thirteen years, first as Assistant General Manager followed by General Manager and during this time Paducah Transit Authority was awarded the 2010 Rural System of the Year by the Community Transportation Association of America.
C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White stated, “Kim Adair was an excellent choice for the CIPT Director position due to her public transportation work experience, leadership, management and supervision of various operations.” CEO White continued, “Adair will be a great asset to lead Central Illinois Public Transit and oversee the program operations.”
The goal of the Central Illinois Public Transit Program is to provide reliable and timely transportation to residents of each county served by ensuring punctuality, accessibility, courtesy, cleanliness, serviceability and safety at all times to riders. Central Illinois Public Transit operates in Clay, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby counties. Ridership is open to the general public, meaning anyone of any age and income is welcome to utilize public transportation services. Shelby County is the grant recipient and Central Illinois Public Transit is the administrator and service provider for Clay, Christian, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby Counties. Effingham County is the grant recipient and Central Illinois Public Transit is the administrator for Effingham County Public Transportation with Central Illinois Public Transit and Rides Mass Transit District as service providers in Effingham County.
The Illinois Department of Transportation provides operating assistance for public transportation in non-urbanized areas. Additional financial support for the program comes from the Illinois Department of Human Services, through Area Agencies on Aging and from local funds, contracts, rider fares and donations.
For more information about the Central Illinois Public Transit Program, please contact the dispatch office at 1-855-755-2478 or visit the agency at www.cefseoc.org.