Mountain Transit Authority Notice

Notice is hereby given that Mountain Transit Authority is applying for a grant under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311. A general description of the grant proposal is as follows: Mountain Transit Authority is seeking approximately $600,000 of FTA 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 and Local (including State) funding to provide operating assistance for MTA during Fiscal Year 2016. MTA intends to offer deviated fixed-route service to the general public, which includes services tailored to meet the needs of the elderly and disabled. These services will be provided in the counties of Nicholas, Greenbrier and Webster. MTA currently provides the following services to meet the needs of elderly and/or disabled individuals:
1) A call-a-ride service Monday through Friday in the Summersville area:, 2) A check-point route Monday through Friday in the Lewisburg/Fairlea area stopping at several apartment complexes; 3) Daily services to and from a Sheltered Workshop near Craigsville for the benefit of people in the Summersville-Richwood-Craigsville area; 4) Available transportation for the clients of Seneca Health Services in Webster County; 5) Nonemergency Medical Transportation services in Nicholas County; 6) Lift-buses on every route; 7) MTA drivers that are ready to assist any passenger on or off the buses, or assist with parcels if the need is apparent.
In order to ensure that the transportation needs of the disabled and elderly are being met, MTA requests that any interested party submit comments and/or suggestions on the service to MTA at the address below. Comments must be received by MTA on or before February 13, 2015.
Should any 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 capital funds become available, equipment to be purchased under this category may include, but not be limited to: buses, vans or other paratransit vehicles; radios and communications equipment; passenger shelters; wheelchair lifts and restraints; computer hardware/software; spare parts or components; and, other durable goods. Persons interested in holding a public hearing regarding the possible procurement of capital equipment must submit a written request on or before February 13, 2015.
MTA’s operations will not have a detrimental impact on the environment, nor will no persons, families or businesses be displaced by this project. The purpose of this notice is to afford affected citizens, private transportation providers, and other interested agencies an opportunity to examine the proposal and offer comments and or recommendations of the overall scope of the proposed project. The grant proposal will be available for public inspection and comment until February 13, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the offices of Mountain Transit Authority. If requested, Mountain Transit Authority will schedule a public hearing to further discuss the grant application.
For further information and/or submission of comments, please contact: Manager, Mountain Transit Authority/1096 Broad Street/Summersville, WV 26651. Additionally, copies of comments may be submitted to the following: Director/WV Division of Public Transit/Building 5, Room 906/1900 Kanawha Blvd., East/Charleston, WV 25305-0432. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under its program of transit service delivery and related benefits. If translation services of any type (written or oral) are needed, please contact Mountain Transit Authority.
William T. Mauzy, MTA Manager