As a federally funded organization, and the responsible party for the planning and development of transit services to and within the Manhattan Urbanized Area, the FHRTA has a responsibility to provide all residents with an equal opportunity to be engaged in this process.
To provide a high quality, safe and secure public transportation system, accessible to the greatest number of people.
To use our resources to provide convenient transportation to most major destinations within the Manhattan Urbanized Area (“UZA”).
To keep transit affordable for our passengers, and using our resources as efficiently as possible while doing so.
To provide reliable transportation that is punctual and clean.
To continue to coordinate transportation service and to expand and improve mobility options for all residents within our communities.
In order to achieve our mission, the FHRTA has the following goals:
The FHRTA is dedicated to providing safe, convenient, affordable, reliable and responsive public transportation services to enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our communities.
The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (FHRTA) (designated August 2014) is a public entity created through an Interlocal Agreement between Geary County, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, the City of Junction City, the City of Manhattan, and Kansas State University for the purpose of managing and distributing Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Program funds to be used for public transit services into and out of and within the Manhattan, Kansas Urbanized Area.
The FHRTA is governed by the Regional Transit Administration Board comprised of local elected officials from the five jurisdiction members and a representative from Kansas State University (KSU). The FHRTA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Flint Hills Regional Council to be the fiscal agent and provide staff support to the FHRTA.
As a federally funded organization, and the responsible party for the planning and development of transit services to and within the Manhattan Urbanized Area, the FHRTA has a responsibility to provide all residents with an equal opportunity to be engaged in this process