|Board of Transportation Approves $1,196 for the Inter-County Public Transportation Authority
||Monday, April 02, 2012
RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation at their meeting last month approved $1,196 in state funding to the Albemarle Regional Health Services, operating as Inter-County Public Transportation Authority (ICPTA), through the NCDOT Public Transportation Division’s Community Transportation Program.
ICPTA operates a network of on-board mobile data computers that are used to facilitate communications to and from vehicles. The state funding approved will be put towards funding the communications service and supporting the equipment. These funds match $3,585 in local funds and $19,122 in federal funds, totaling $23,903.
The Community Transportation Program is intended to provide financial assistance for the support of public transportation services that are open to the general public on an equal and continuing basis in nonurban areas with a population less than 50,000. Program funds can be used to:
- Provide improved access to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services and recreation;
- Assist in the maintenance, development, improvement and use of public transportation systems in nonurban areas;
- Encourage and facilitate coordination of programs and services to provide the most efficient passenger transportation in nonurban areas;
- Assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and
- Provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurban transportation.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office, the NCDOT Public Transportation Division has awarded more than $310 million in grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.
For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.