The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GUAMPO) is requesting public input for its draft Program of Projects for the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, 2022.
A public hearing on the draft Program of Projects will be held at the GUAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 22.
Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org through June 12.
The draft Program of Projects is a list of planned federal and state transit grants to support bus and paratransit services. The proposed grants are for the Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA), the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) and Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services (TAMS).
The draft Program of Projects is available for review at www.guampo.org.
The Program of Projects lists applications for federal grants for planning assistance, maintenance and operating costs for the paratransit services and the fixed route services as well as capital costs.
It also includes an application for a grant for $225,000 with a local match of $56,000 for bus shelters and replacement support vehicles.
In addition is an application for a federal grant for operating expenses for PART of $286,000, which would be paid with American Rescue Plan funds.
GTA will apply for a federal grant of $1.8 million with a local match of $450,000 to replace four outdated diesel buses with four clean diesel buses.
GTA is also applying for a federal grant of $3 million with a local match of $530,000 for the purchase of three electric buses, three overnight chargers and one fast charger.
GTA is also applying for a federal grant of $587,000 with a local match of $147,000 for the replacement of paratransit vehicles used by Access GSO.
GTA is also applying for a grant of $658,000 with a local match of $165,000 for the fuel and operation expenses of Access GSO.