The Paducah Area Transit System provides community transportation services to residents in McCracken County in Western Kentucky. The Paducah Transit Authority was created by a City of Paducah ordinance in 1980, to receive funding and operate a public mass transportation system in the Paducah area. The Paducah Area Transit System is a KRS 96A Transit Authority that began operations in 1981. Its service area covers the City of Paducah and the Lone Oak, Reidland, Olivet, Littleville, Tyler Park, Guthrie, Massac, Hendron, Concord, Woodlawn-Oakdale-Farley and Avondale areas of McCracken County. P.A.T.S. offers eight different routes to serve the Paducah Metropolitan Area. It also provides transit service designed to meet the special needs of its passengers for non-emergency medical transportation. The City of Paducah and the McCracken County Fiscal Court provide financial and in-kind support to the bus and community transit system.