Bjarne Hansen


The Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors has appointed Bjarne Hansen as its new executive director.  

Hanson has headed the Murray Calloway Transit Authority for the past 15 years and has worked with Murray Family YMCA and YMCA of the Ozarks.

  The Murray Calloway Transit Authority is exploring the prospect of powering its offices with solar panels.

Executive director Bjarne Hansen says the MCTA currently powers its bus stop lighting with solar panels, and has been working with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Murray Electric toward making all of its operations solar-powered.

The Murray-Calloway Transit Authority is making strides to maximize efficiencies of its vehicle routes in 2014.

An annual audit conducted earlier this month revealed to board members a net loss of $223,000 for the MCTA 2013 budget, but that’s an improvement of the $423,000 red figure for 2012. 


The Murray-Calloway Transit Authority will ask the Calloway County Fiscal Court for $9,000 to help support county ridership.

The appeal to the fiscal court comes after Murray State informed the MCTA they will reduce public transportation funds. To continue the Racer Route program, MCTA Executive Director Bjarne Hansen said he'll seek funding this fall from MSU departments that heavily rely on routes and from the community.

MCTA Action Plan to Reorganize System

Mar 29, 2012

The Murray-Calloway County Transit Authority approved an action plan to reorganize the public transit system. The MCTA saw a spike in ridership and income during February, but overall the company has a net income of negative $13,815. Director Bjarne Hansen says the board is working to put together more committees to focus on specific topics to reduce costs like fuel consumption, land sale, and vehicle size. Hansen also says MCTA is reorganizing their staff, which includes an outsourcing of payroll to an independent company called Martin, Colson, Hale, and Henderson.