The Executive Board has approved a list of special needs transportation projects that will become eligible to receive funding through PSRC’s Coordinated Grant Program and the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Grant Program.
Special needs projects provide transportation services to seniors, people with disabilities, and others who have mobility challenges due to age or income to help them get to medical appointments, educational opportunities, jobs, shopping and social interactions.
The list includes 14 projects recommended to receive $4.2 million in funding. There are also 20 projects recommended to receive regional priority rankings for the statewide WSDOT Consolidated Grant competition.
Example projects and the amounts recommended include:
- Mobility Management King County, Hopelink, $513,056
- Beyond the Borders, Pierce County Community Connections, $989,262
- Sustain Community Shuttles for Seniors and People with Disabilities in King County, City of Seattle Aging and Disability Services Division, $490,911
Final decision on awards for projects on the list will be determined after WSDOT Consolidated Grant awards in the spring of 2017.