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Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing

 

Re:  City of Lubbock/Citibus grant applications for the 2015 fiscal year (October 2014-September 2015):

-       Section 5307 formula funding for operating, planning and capital projects;

-       Section 5310 funding for operating and vehicle replacement

-       Section 5339 funding for vehicle replacement

 

Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public hearing will occur in conjunction with the Lubbock Public Transit Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 12:00pm at the Citibus Conference Room, 801 Texas Avenue.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider financial assistance under the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as amended, for the following programs:

Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant Funds – The 5307 program cost is estimated at $4,204,992, of which $3,157,670 will be provided by FTA Section 5307 funds and $1,047,322 as local match. TxDOT will contribute $615,439 for operating assistance only, with $615,439 as local match.  This funding will be used for preventive maintenance, non-fixed route ADA services, operating, planning, Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC) funding and miscellaneous capital improvements including passenger amenities and security upgrades.

Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Funds – This program cost is estimated at $258,905, of which $199,016 will be provided by the FTA and $59,889 as local match.  These funds will be used to purchase ADA Paratransit vehicle(s), fund a Mobility Manager and to subsidize CitiAccess extended service area trips and the NiteRide service costs.

Section 5339 Bus & Bus Facilities Funds – This program cost is estimated at $343,413 and a request has been submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation for the award of 68,683 Transportation Development Credits that will serve as the local match. The funds will be used to purchase ADA Paratransit vehicle(s) and Transit Supervisor vehicle(s) to replace other outdated ADA Paratransit vehicles and Transit Supervisor vehicles that have surpassed their useful life.

Interested individuals may submit recommendations or comments orally or in writing before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015. Written comments may be addressed to Citibus Compliance Department, PO Box 2000, Lubbock, Texas, 79457; emailed to cmandrell@citibus.com; or faxed to 806-712-2012. Oral comments may be made by calling 806-712-2002. Written documentation on the above projects is available at the Citibus offices, 801 Texas Avenue.

This meeting is available to all persons regardless of disability.  If you require special assistance, please contact Citibus at 806-712-2002 or write to: Citibus Compliance Department, PO Box 2000, Lubbock, Texas, 79457, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

 

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