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010065211 May 30, June 6
Notice is hereby given that Barons Bus Inc. of 5310 Hauserman Road Parma, Ohio 44130 is applying for a grant under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311(f). A general description of the grant proposal is as follows:

(1) Barons Bus will continue to provide daily intercity bus service using 56 passenger MCI J4500 motor coaches, all are ADA equipped. This service will provide full intercity passenger, and interlining connections to the intercity bus network. Barons Bus will also offer package express service when available. Barons Bus will look to continue to offer ticketing agents when possible for customers to purchase tickets and have questions answered.
(2) Barons Bus will operate two daily round-trip intercity bus schedules originating and ending in Charleston. The first route will start daily in Charleston and operate highway I-77 to both Ripley and Parkersburg. The second route will start daily in Charleston and operate Highway I-79 to Morgantown. This service will offer stops at Clendenin, Flatwoods or Sutton, Weston, Clarksburg and Fairmont. Both services will offer an interlining service to Greyhound Lines and other intercity carriers, offering service to over 3,800 destinations.
(3) Estimated cost of the project –federal ($534,150)-local match ($534,150).
(4) No persons, families, or businesses will be displaced by this project.
(5) This proposed project will not have a significant environmental impact upon the service area.
(6) The special needs of seniors and/or disabled passengers will be given special attention. All Barons Buses are ADA accessible. Senior passengers will be provided discounted rates, when available. All disabled passengers who require ADA assistance will be accommodated. Any special needs of seniors and/or disabled passengers will be provided per normal operating procedures for passengers with special needs. (7) Barons Bus currently operates buses which are fully ADA equipped. Barons Bus is in full compliance with federal mandated ADA regulations.
Should any 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 capital funds become available, purchased equipment 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 within 15 days from the date of this notice.
The purpose of this notice is to afford affected citizens, private transportation providers, and other interested agencies an early opportunity to examine the proposal and offer comments and/or recommendations on the overall scope of the proposed project. The grant proposal will be available for public inspection and comment for 15 days from the date of this notice.
For further information and/or submission of comments, please contact:
John Goebel
Project Manager
Barons Bus Inc.
5310 Hauserman Rd.
Parma, Oh 44130

Additionally, copies of comments may be submitted to the following:

West Virginia Division of Public Transit
Building. 5, Room 906
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0432