Grant: $4,004,003 - Federal Transit Administration - Jul. 17, 2009
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Award Description: Invest in public transportation by restoring and preserving a historic New York Central Train Station to become the Lorain County Transportation Center. The Transportation Center will be a transportation hub for Lorain County Transit, Greyhound and Amtrak as well as housing Lorain County Transit administrative offices. Renovations of an existing building for a maintenance facility, performing preventative maintenance on buses. The maintenance facility will include office space, restrooms, parts storage and a mechanics shop. Purchase of 3- 30-Ft. buses replacing vehicles that have met their useful life of seven years. Purchase/install intelligent transportation systems technology on vehicles.
Project Description: This grant has allowed the transit agency to renovate a historic train station and make it a transportation hub for Lorain County Transit, Greyhound and Amtrak as well as a community space available to the public for rent. The transit agency is able to renovate a building as a maintenance facility to maintain Lorain County Transit's vehicles and will include office space, restrooms, parts storage and a mechanics shop. The grant has also allowed the ability to purchase 3- 30-Ft. buses, replacing an aging fleet and purchase/install intelligent transportation systems technology on vehicles. As a result of these investments, the transit agency will be able to offer public transportation service that is safer, more reliable, more environmentally friendly, and more accessible for people with disabilities.
Jobs Summary: This grant has funded renovation/preservation of a historic train station to become a transportation hub in Lorain County and renovation of an existing building as a maintenance facility to maintain Lorain County Transit's vehicles including office space. As a result of these funds, the agency's contractors performing the renovation/preservation was able to continue to employ 3 HVAC, 2 steel and masonry, 2 electricians and 1 supervisor that might otherwise had to have been laid off had work not been available. In addition the agency's contractors was able to hire an additional 2 steel and masonry, 3 electricians and 4 carpentry/laborers. (Total jobs reported: 17)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|GARLAND COMPANY INC, THE||$74,660||CLEVELAND||OH|
|Halo Mechanical, Inc.||$217,763||COLUMBIA STATION||OH|
|Bostwick Design Partnership, Inc.||$294,258||CLEVELAND||OH|
|Atlas Electrical Construction, Inc||$443,248||ELYRIA||OH|
|Schirmer Construction Co||$1,420,755||NORTH OLMSTED||OH|