Community transportation grant program awards nearly $ 9 million for localized transportation projects

Organization Project description Award Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Funding of salaries and materials to support BRTA’s travel training program $ 8,414 Brockton Area Transit Authority Funding to continue and expand paratransit services to the towns of Avon, Stoughton and the Town of Brockton beyond the BAT ADA corridor $ 30,000 Brockton Area Transit Authority Funding to continue life-saving service to essential destinations for seniors and people with disabilities in the town of Rockland $ 84,000 Cape Ann Transport Authority Funded transport by van to dialysis and medical appointments in Beverly, Danvers and Peabody, as well as a direct transfer to the MBTA RIDE $ 54,925 Newton Town Funding for NewMo, an on-demand transportation system provided by Via for Newton residents aged 60 and over $ 125,000 City of Revere Funding for Revere Rides to expand its city-sponsored transportation program to meet the growing demands of seniors and people with disabilities $ 49,696 Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transportation Authority Med Wheels provides on-demand long-distance transportation to medical appointments for people with disabilities and / or those aged 60 or over $ 50,000 Franklin Regional Transit Authority Funding from FRTA to establish a travel training program with a full-time Travel Trainer / Travel Ambassador position $ 50,600 Hilltown Community Development Corporation Continued funding for the Hilltown Driver Pool, which complements the use of the FRTA 12-passenger Demand Response van for medical trips as needed. The program combines several COA volunteer driver programs and provides central dispatch, driver verification and training, as well as administrative support. Drivers use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for their expenses. The service is designed to fill existing gaps in service and create cost savings with the use of smaller vehicles $ 8,888 Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc. The Connect a Ride Alliance program provides transportation services to 11 communities north of Boston. MVES employs two full-time Transportation Coordinators who are responsible for administering a transportation network and cycling program for seniors and people with disabilities. $ 106,200 North Essex Seniors Transportation Funding to cover administrative costs associated with operating a volunteer driver program that serves 14 COAs in the Merrimack Valley. $ 19,000 Old Settlement Planning Board OCPC provides mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers at federally approved mileage rate $ 30,000 Opportunity Works Funding to expand an existing demand response program for the elderly and other disadvantaged transportation populations for six towns in Essex County $ 60,000 Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority Operating funds to support the continued transition of the paratransit service from PVTA to local councils on aging $ 150,000 Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority Ongoing funding to maintain and expand PVTA’s Mobility Management Travel Training (TT) program throughout PVTA’s service area $ 108,240 South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. Support for the operation of the SSCAC transport program for the elderly and the disabled $ 75,000 South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. Ongoing funding to support the short-term assessment and strategic planning of SSCAC to adapt to operational changes and comply with new HST guidelines and MA standards resulting from COVID-19 $ 25,000 Springfield Partners for Community Action Operating funds to support the ongoing transportation of elderly disabled veterans in the Springfield area $ 75,000 Town of Shrewsbury Funding for the operation of the vehicle Shrewsbury Council on Aging $ 28,000 City of Ware Operating funds to support the Quaboag connector $ 150,000 Worcester Regional Transit Authority Funding for a demand response service for people with disabilities and those aged 60 and over traveling from Holden to Worcester and vice versa outside of Holden Council on Aging vehicle opening hours $ 12,000 Worcester Regional Transit Authority SCM Elderbus offers rides for people living in its 22 member communities with a focus on medical trips to Worcester. $ 15,000 Worcester Regional Transit Authority ReadyBus provides essential transportation service to people with disabilities and those aged 60 and over who live and work in the towns of Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge and Webster. $ 45,000

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