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The most recent federal Surface Transportation Authorization (MAP-21) enacted in July 2012 repealed the JARC (Job Access Reverse Commute) and New Freedom programs. JARC-type projects are now eligible for Section 5307 funds and New Freedom-type projects are now eligible for Section 5310 funds, both administered by the Federal Transit Administration.

The Greensboro Urban Area MPO administered the competitive selection process for the JARC and New Freedom programs before they were repealed under MAP-21. Previous JARC and New Freedom recipients are listed below for informational purposes.

Projects Funded in 2012

At its May meeting, the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Greensboro Urban Area MPO awarded $216,702 in grant funding from FTA to area transit providers.

JARC Projects

  • 24/7 Employment Transportation (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services) - TAMS proposal consists of supporting its 24/7 employment service. Funding awarded: $66,640.
  • Career Express (GTA) - GTA requests JARC support of its Career Express service that provides transit service to and from employment sites in the airport area. Funding awarded: $66,640, operating.

New Freedom Projects

  • SCAT (GTA) - GTA requests the cost of operating expenses for service provided beyond the service span of GTA's fixed-route bus service. Funding awarded: $83,422, operating.

Projects Funded in 2011

At its May meeting, the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Greensboro Urban Area MPO awarded $276,000 in grant funding from FTA to area transit providers.

JARC Projects

  • 24/7 Employment Transportation (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services) - TAMS proposal consists of purchasing supporting its 24/7 employment service. Funding awarded: $59,038.
  • Career Express (GTA) - GTA requests JARC support of its Career Express service that provides transit service to and from employment sites in the airport area. Funding awarded: $138,911, operating.

New Freedom Projects

  • SCAT (GTA) - GTA requests the cost of operating expenses for service provided beyond the service span of GTA's fixed-route bus service. Funding awarded: $78,885, operating.

Projects Funded in 2010

At its May meeting, the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Greensboro Urban Area MPO awarded $201,000 in grant funding from FTA to area transit providers.

JARC Projects

  • 24/7 Employment Transportation (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services) - TAMS proposal consists of purchasing one van and supporting its 24/7 employment service. Funding awarded: $70,979.
  • Career Express (GTA) - GTA requests JARC support of its Career Express service that provides transit service to and from employment sites in the airport area. Funding awarded: $62,126, operating.

New Freedom Projects

  • SCAT (GTA) - GTA requests the cost of operating expenses for service provided beyond the service span of GTA's fixed-route bus service. Funding awarded: $82,922, operating.

Projects Funded in 2009

The Transportation Advisory Committee of the Greensboro Urban Area MPO awarded $224,168 in grant funding from FTA to area transit providers at their May 21, 2009 meeting.

JARC Projects

  • 24/7 Employment Transportation (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services) - TAMS proposal consists of purchasing (1) van and funds to support operations. Funding awarded: $43,840 capital and $33.640 operating.
  • Career Express (GTA) - GTA requested JARC support of the Career Express service that provides transit service to and from employment sites in the Airport Area. Funding awarded: $62,126, operating.

New Freedom Projects

  • Greensboro Area Travel Education (GATE) (Joy A. Shabazz Center for Independent Living) - GATE requested support of operations and the production of a "How To Ride" booklet to supplement existing information to persons with disabilities who use public transportation. Funding awarded: $19,121, capital.
  • SCAT (GTA) - GTA requested funds to purchase additional Mobile Data Terminals for paratransit vehicles to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness by using ITS technology. Funding awarded: $65,441, capital.

Projects Funded in 2008

The completion of the Coordinated Plan in 2008 made some FTA funds available for the area under the Job Access & Reverse Commute and New Freedom grant programs. The MPO accepted project proposals through May 12, 2008 that were consistent with the instructions and specifications in the Coordinated Plan and its appendices. Funded projects are summarized below; these projects used funds from federal fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008.

JARC Projects

  • 24/7 Employment Transportation (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services) - TAMS proposed to provide employment transportation services on a 24 / 7 basis utilizing direct transportation, bus tickets and gas reimbursements. The project will target persons with lower incomes and persons with employment transportation needs from urban centers, rural and suburban areas to suburban employment opportunities, as well as persons from rural and suburban areas to urban employment centers. Funding awarded: $190,515, operating.
  • Purchase of Smaller Wheelchair Equipped Mini-Vans (City of Greensboro / GTA) - GTA requested JARC support to purchase two (2) wheelchair equipped mini-vans to improve operational efficiency and mobility, particularly for SCAT riders who work or seek employment in the outlying employment sites. Funding awarded: $72,000, capital.

New Freedom Projects

  • Greensboro Area Travel Education (GATE) (Joy A. Shabazz Center for Independent Living) - The Joy A. Shabazz Center for Independent Living, Lifespan, and Transportation Advocacy Center will collaborate to establish a travel training program in the Greensboro Urban Area which provides information, advocacy, and travel training for individuals with disabilities. This will include training people with a variety of disabilities to use demand response and/or fixed route transportation which may cross public transportation service boundaries. Funding awarded: $15,818, capital.
  • Mobile Data Terminals for Paratransit Vehicles (City of Greensboro / GTA) - GTA requested New Freedom support to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the paratransit service using Intelligent Transportation Systems technology. Funding awarded: $192,000, capital.
  • Shepherd’s Wheels Southeast (Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services and the Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro) - TAMS and SCG propose to establish a satellite location of the Shepherd’s Wheels service in the southeast section of Guilford County. The trips will be for non-medical transportation to older adults 60 years old or older for one appointment per week to the grocery store, bank, post office, beauty shop, and / or to visit loved ones in nursing homes or hospitals. Funding awarded: $5,830, operations.
Last updated: 4/7/2014 5:17:38 PM