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Draft Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan and Call for Projects

Post Date:04/11/2008

Contact: Peter Ohlms
Phone: 336-373-2903

GREENSBORO, NC -- (April 11, 2008) -- The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) announces a public review period for the draft Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The MPO also announces the availability of federal funding for certain purposes related to human services transportation.

The plan focuses on transportation needs for older adults, transportation for people with disabilities, and employment transportation for low-income individuals. It sets a vision for the future and identifies key objectives based on a planning workshop held in March.

The draft plan is available for public review until May 12 at the following locations:

• Online at www.guampo.org  
• City of Greensboro Clerk's Office
• Guilford County Commissioners’ Office
• GDOT Office
• NCDOT Division 7 Office
• NC A&T Library
• UNCG Library
• Greensboro Public Library Branches

To begin implementation of this plan, the MPO is soliciting project proposals for funding under the federal Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom transit programs. Approximately $542,000 is available under these programs at this time for the MPO area. Funding will be allocated using a competitive selection process described in the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.

For more information, to submit comments, or to request a copy of the grant application, visit www.guampo.org or contact us. Comments and project submittals are due May 12, 2008. Comments on the public participation process are also welcome.

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