Grant: $4,289,133 - Federal Transit Administration - Jul. 10, 2009
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Award Description: Invest in public transportation by providing funds for assistance to transit operating, preventative maintenance of buses, Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service operations, and transit enhancements, including solar bus shelters, benches and map display cases.
Project Description: These funds will support transit operations for Santa Rosa CityBus, which is housed in the City of Santa Rosa's Transit Department and is the municipal transit provider for the City of Santa Rosa. In addition to providing fixed route bus service, the agency is responsible for the provision of complimentary Paratransit services (required by the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act), the management of the City?s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program, as well as bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts. CityBus operates seventeen fixed routes within the City of Santa Rosa and Roseland and carries approximately 2.8 million passengers annually. For the provision of paratransit service, the agency contracts with MV Transportation to provide approximately 50,000 trips annually for disabled patrons that are not able to take fixed route transit. Additionally, through the TDM Program, CityBus reduces approximately 100,000 car trips and an average of 200,000 car miles annually. This grant funds fixed route transit operations (with the completion of the first amendment to this grant, due in the first quarter of Federal Fiscal Year 2010) , ADA paratransit operations (contract to be awarded in November 2009), preventative maintenance expenses ($2,182,095.78 expended and drawn down through the end of Federal Fiscal Year 2009), and Transit Enhancements (in the form of a solar bus shelter vendor purchase to be executed by November 2009).
Infrastructure Description: To invest in transportation, environmental protection and other infrastructure that will provide long term economic benefits. To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. To assist those most impacted by the recession (transit dependents). To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases (the sales taxes that back two of Santa Rosa CityBus' larger fund sources have dropped dramatically and would have forced fare increases and/or service reductions without ARRA).
Jobs Summary: To date, the jobs retained by this grant include and estimated 5 full time equavalent mechanic jobs, 2 general maintenance related jobs, and 3 FTE general administrative, managerial and departmental administrative jobs. Other components of this grant will include bus drivers and bus shelter manufacturing jobs. (Total jobs reported: 10)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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