Open for Public Comment

  • KC Amendment Request

  • KC Application for 5310 Funding


Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization

Kootenai County Request to Amend Existing

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310
Purchase of Service Agreement for
providing elderly and disabled services into and
within the Coeur d’ Alene Urbanized Area


Notice of Opportunity to Comment

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Kootenai County, works in collaboration with the Idaho Transportation Department and the other four MPO’s around the State of Idaho to provide funding for Elderly and disabled services. The purpose of these funds is to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.  These program funds support transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals within smaller urbanized areas with a population between 50,000 and 200,000.  Eligible projects include both traditional operations and capital investments, as well as nontraditional investments, beyond the ADA complementary paratransit services. 

Requested Amendment:
This is to request an amendment to the Small Urban Subrecipient Agreement between Idaho Transportation Department and Kootenai County to modify the current grant use agreement, which only provides for purchasing service, to include the purchase of four (4) paratransit vehicles. If approved, two (2) of the four (4) paratransit vehicles will replace two (2) of Kootenai County’s vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. Two (2) paratransit vehicles will be added to Kootenai Health’s fleet.  The Ring-A-Ride program will continue to provide access to jobs, access to medical appointments, access to educational opportunities, and access to recreation/shopping.

5310 Purchase of Service

 

Code

 

Funding

Key Number

 

14187

 

$344,000

Approved Scope and Budget Purchase of Service (POS)

 

CAP

 

$344,000

Fund Balance as 28 February 2018

 

CAP

 

$309,602

Estimated POS Funds Expended by 30 September 2018

 

CAP

 

$35,000

Estimated Funds Four (4) Paratransit Vehicles and Equipment

 

CAP

 

$274,602


Relevant Information:

Comment Period:
The comment period will be open from May 4, 2018 until June 4, 2018 5:00 p.m. local time.

Copy of Amendment Request:
The request can be found on the KMPO website at www.kmpo.net or by contacting KMPO at (208) 930-4164 or gmiles@kmpo.net

Funding Availability:
Funding in support of the amendment are within the existing agreement and Kootenai County has indicated there are sufficient funds to acquire the vehicles and continue service at existing levels through the agreement period. 

Contact for additional information or questions:

Since KMPO conducts the Section 5310 Small Urban call for projects of behalf of the ITD Public Transportation Office, you can contact Glenn Miles at gmiles@kmpo.net  (208) 930-4164

For special accommodation/translation services, citizens need to contact KMPO 48 hours in advance of the meeting.  KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O.100.259) and the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended.

Publish, May 5, 18, 2018

CLICK HERE to view the request to amend Small Urban Subrecipient Agreement between Idaho Transportation Department and Kootenai County to include the purchase of four (4) paratransit vehicles.


Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization

Proposed Award of Funding for
Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Services
2018-2021

Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Award of Project Funding

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Kootenai County, works in collaboration with the Idaho Transportation Department and the other four MPO’s around the State of Idaho to conduct the call for applications, prioritization, and then selection of programs or projects that desire to utilize Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 small urban funds for elderly and disabled services into and within the Coeur d’ Alene Urbanized Area.

The purpose of these funds is to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options. These program funds support transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals within smaller urbanized areas with a population between 50,000 and 200,000. Eligible projects include both traditional operations and capital investments, as well as nontraditional investments, beyond the ADA complementary paratransit services.

Proposed Project: Kootenai County Transit Ring a Ride Program

Scope of Work

Kootenai County Transit will provide professional transportation services related to meeting identified needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. These services will focus on the provision of safe and reliable transportation.

1. Several multi-family housing communities in Post Falls with large populations of disabled and seniors, of which many have fixed and/or low-income.

2. The area of Tullamore located in Post Falls contains a large number of mixed income housing, which includes low-income housing and a retirement community. Over the past three years, we have had many requests for transportation services in this area.

3. Straddling the Southern Hayden and Northern Coeur d’Alene areas there is a corridor, which contains Tesh and Community Action Partnership. These service agencies have repeatedly requested coverage.

Please note: Kootenai Transit is actively working with Tesh to explore a “Ride-to-Work Program for a number of individuals who have employment opportunities but lack transportation.

4. An underserved residential area east Coeur d’Alene and south of Dalton Gardens, which contains elderly, individuals with disabilities, and low-income residents.

Service Hours

Monday through Friday
6:00AM to 7:00PM

Saturday
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Service is not provided: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day

Proposed Budget

Purchase of Service:
Total $250,000
Federal 5310 $200,000
Local Match $ 50,000

Relevant Information:

Comment Period: The application period will be open from May 5, 2018 until June 5, 2018 5:00 p.m. local time.

Copy of Application: The application can be found on the KMPO website at www.kmpo.net or by contacting KMPO at (208) 930-4164 or gmiles@kmpo.net.

Funding Availability: KMPO estimates there will be sufficient Federal funding available during the time covered by the application and the proposed grant award notification is expected to be given by June 2018.

Contact for additional information or questions:

Since KMPO is conducting the Section 5310 Small Urban call for projects of behalf of the ITD Public Transportation Office, you can contact either Glenn Miles at gmiles@kmpo.net (208) 930-4164 or Kim McGourty at kim.mcgourty@itd.idaho.gov or 208-334-4475 The ITD Public Transportation Office can address specific grant eligibilities or grant requirements.

For special accommodation/translation services, citizens need to contact KMPO 48 hours in advance of the meeting. KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O.100.259) and the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended.

Publish, May 5, 18, 2018

CLICK HERE to view the Kootenai County Application for 5310 Funding 2019-2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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