More than $470,000 in federal money will be distributed to local groups that provide transportation to the elderly, those with disabilities and low-income residents.
The money comes from the Federal Transit Administration Job Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom programs and was recently awarded by the board of directors of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments.
Projects selected for funding are:
- PPACG Mobility Management Program, $65,000 Job Access Reverse Commute. Funds will be used to coordinate transportation services in the Pikes Peak region.
- Goodwill Industries, Inc., Air Force Academy route, $115,000 Job Access Reverse Commute. Funds will allow for transit to Air Force Academy employment for people with developmental disabilities.
- ComCor, Inc. for the ComCor Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP), $141,500 Job Access Reverse Commute. Funds will allow for people in the community corrections program to have transportation to jobs, job seeking activities and job skill-building activities in a more secure environment covering a wider geographic area.
- Pikes Peak Partnership Continuation of Service Extension, $35,000 New Freedom. Funds will be used to continue door-to-door transit service to the northeast section of Colorado Springs for people with physical and mental disabilities who cannot use public transportation. The money will also allow transit service on Saturdays.
- City of Colorado Springs physical ccess improvements, $122,000 New Freedom. Funds will allow for improvements to some bus stops on Routes 10 and 11, which will improve physical access to the bus stops, making it easier for riders with physical limitations to get to the bus stops.