Transportation services for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities are among the programs applying for PSRC’s special needs funding.
For a disabled veteran needing to get to a doctor’s appointment or a frail senior needing a ride to the grocery store, community transportation services are sometimes the only option to get where they need to go.
In the current round of funding, PSRC received 24 applications, seeking a total of $11.1 million. About $4.4 million is available, with some additional funding anticipated from returned funds from past years.
As part of the project selection process, PSRC also provides regional rankings for projects seeking special needs and rural transportation funding through the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 2015-2017 Consolidated Grant program.
On December 11, the Transportation Policy Board is scheduled to release the recommended projects for public comment. The policy board will make a final recommendation for action by the Executive Board at their January 2015 meeting.