PUBLIC NOTICE 5307, 5311, 5339, and MPO Competitive Funds ASSISTANCE PROJECT FOR the 2015 FISCAL YEAR
Public notice is hereby made that Ulster County is applying for federal and state financial assistance to administer and maintain a public transit program including late evening and early commuter service for rural and urban areas in Ulster County and connecting service to Orange and Dutchess Counties. The transportation service will be available to the general public during all hours of operation. The project is expected to be financed by Federal Section 5311 public transportation funds and Federal Section 5307, 5339, MPO Competitive funds with additional funds to be provided from New York State Department of Transportation and Ulster County.
The total federal share is expected to be $2,114,400. Comments on the proposed project are invited from the general public, private bus and taxi companies, other public transportation providers and human service agencies. Interested parties may comment on the project or obtain more details about the project by writing to: Robert DiBella, Director of Public Transportation, 1 Danny Circle, Kingston, NY 12401 (845)340-3335. The project is available for review at the Ulster County Transit Center, 1 Danny Circle, Kingston, NY 12401 (845)340-3333.
The projects are as follows:
- Preventive maintenance for vehicles and facilities
- Project Administration
- 4 – Low floor low emission clean burn Diesel Buses
- Operating Expenses – Fuel, wages and other expenses 1/1/2015 thru 12/31/15
Human service agencies that receive assistance from other Federal agencies for non-emergency transportation services are encouraged to participate and coordinate with the provider in the planning, design and delivery of transportation services. Agencies may obtain copies of the service proposal and submit proposals for service coordination. Private bus and taxi operators may request copies of the project service description from the above named person and may submit comments on the service as described.
If you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed project, submit a proposal or a request for service coordination or request a public hearing on the project, you must make your interest known in writing within ten days of the date of this publication and provide your comments within ten days of your receipt of the project service description. Your requests and/or comments must be forwarded to the above person. If there are no changes to this program of projects, this notice will be the final program of projects. If there are any changes to the program, it will be published again.