Notice of Public Hearing: FY 2017 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS (POP) Capital Grant Applications
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority • 3201 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) invites public input on the proposed FY 2017 Program of Projects (POP) listed below which will be submitted by PSTA to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
On January 19, 2017, the Federal Register notice announced the FY 2017 partial allocation (7/12) for Section 5307, 5337 and 5339 formula funds under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. STA will be requesting federal funding from The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Section 5307, 5337 and 5339 formula funds and The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for Section 5310 funds, which will be used to cover projects listed in PSTA’s FY 2017 POP.
Proposed FY 2017 Program of Projects (Estimated Full Funding)
Section 5307 – Urbanized Area Formula Grant - PSTA will submit a grant application to FTA for FY 2017 Section 5307 funding. The proposed POP for ($12,624,188) will include: preventive maintenance, tire lease, replacement revenue vehicles, computer hardware and software, passenger amenities (shelters, ADA landing pads, benches, etc.), misc. support equipment, mobile fare collection equipment, electrical charging station equipment, security system equipment, short range planning, employee education/training, project administration, and contingency.
Section 5337 – State of Good Repair – High Intensity Motorbus Formula Grant - PSTA will submit a grant application to FTA for FY 2017 Section 5337 funding. The proposed POP for the application ($5,877) will be used for the purchase of miscellaneous maintenance equipment.
Section 5339 – Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grant - PSTA will submit a grant application to FTA for FY 2016 Section 5339 funding. The proposed POP for the application ($1,305,264) will be used for the purchase of replacement revenue vehicles.
Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities - All interested parties within Pinellas County are hereby advised that PSTA is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a capital grants under Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the provision of Mobility Management Administration in the amount of $92,915 and W/C Ramp Replacement in the amount of $1,350,000 to be used for the provision of public transit services within the PSTA service area in Pinellas County.
If there are no changes to the proposed FY 2017 POP or funding apportionment, the approved FY 2017 POP will become final, and will serve as the formal funding request. Any changes to the POP or funding apportionment will be posted at PSTA.net and will be considered the final FY 2017 POP.
Email comments by May 12, 2017 to email@example.com
Mail to: PSTA Capital Improvement Program Public Hearing
3201 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
For the official record, please include your name and address on all correspondence. The hearing will be held at the same address, served by Route 11, 52, 59, 97, and 98. If you need a sign language interpreter, large print material, or other ADA accommodations in order to participate, please call the InfoLine or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12, 2017.
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About PSTA: The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 13.4 million rides per year. PSTA operates nearly 38 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 207 vehicles. To learn more about the services offered by PSTA, or for schedule and fare information, passengers are invited to call the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900, or visit PSTA is an equal opportunity employer. .