Grant: $11,371,075 - Federal Transit Administration - Jun. 23, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: This project will invest in public transportation. Funds will be used as follows: performing preventive maintenance on vehicles and facilities, acquisition and installation of a replacement compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor, filter and back-up power equipment, and replacement of nine buses CNG buses with new diesel-electric hybrid buses.
Project Description: This grant allowed Pierce Transit to continue performance of preventive maintenance of vehicles and facilities at required levels, order nine diesel-electric hybrid buses to replace buses that have exceeded the useful life, and replace a compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor and related equipment required for fueling vehicles. As a result of these investments, the transit agency will be able to offer public transportation services and facilities that are clean, reliable, and environmentally friendly. Activities conducted during the past quarter are as follows: The preventive maintenance project was completed. Competitive bidding process was held for the compressor project with bids due in late July. The initial evaluation was conducted, as well as proposer?s interview, with a call for best and finals due in October. The cost and price analysis was completed and a contract signed for the nine-bus procurement. Delivery is scheduled for November 2010.
Infrastructure Description: Invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long term economic benefits. And to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
Jobs Summary: This grant funded preventive maintenance on vehicles and facilities. As a result of these funds the Agency was able to retain the following positions: apprentice, data specialist, service station attendant, laborer, mechanic, maintenance mechanic, machinist, journey level mechanic, lead mechanic, facilities custodian I and II, lead maintenance mechanic, maintenance technical coordinator, training coordinator, division and executive assistant, assistant maintenance manager, maintenance manager, director of maintenance. (Total jobs reported: 52)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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