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Public Hearings - Regional Transit Agency

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments is applying to the Alabama Department of Transportation for an administration, operating, planning, and capital assistance grant under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified. The operating grant will provide financial assistance for public transportation service for the residents of Lawrence County and Morgan County during FY-2019. The service currently operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. All residents, including wheelchair users, must schedule service 24 hours in advance. Fares $2.00 for 0 to 5.0 miles; $4.00 for 5.1 to 10.0 miles; $6.00 for 10.1 to 15.0 miles; $8.00 for 15.1 to 20.0 miles; $10.00 for over 20 miles and up to the extent of the NARCOG Transit service area. Fares for trips outside of the NARCOG Transit service area are calculated at $1.00 per mile, round trip, beginning at NARCOG Transit office, located at 401 2nd Ave SE, Decatur, AL, 35602. Trips outside the service area are generally restricted to medical or other charter exempt trips, and are limited to one stop. No service changes are planned for FY 2019.

The capital grant may also provide financial assistance to purchase no more than two wheelchair lift equipped vehicles for the NARCOG Regional Transit Agency public transportation service during FY-2019. The NARCOG Regional Transit Agency may also apply for funding from the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program which was established to address the unique transportation challenges faced by welfare recipients and low-income persons seeking to obtain and maintain employment. Eligible expenses include capital, planning and operating expenses for projects that transport low income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to employment, and for reverse commute projects.

Copies of the detailed service description, proposed changes, and project budget may be obtained at NARCOG Transit, 401 2nd Ave SE, Decatur, weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Public hearings will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018:

10:00 AM at the Rudy McCarley Community Center (Old Train Depot) in the Town of Courtland and

2:00PM at the NARCOG Boardroom – 216 Jackson Street, Decatur, AL

to receive public comment. This notice shall constitute the final program of projects for NARCOG unless the scope of the project changes as a result of input gathered during the public hearing.

If there are any questions or comments or if information is needed in another language or alternative formats, contact:

Robby Cantrell, Director

NARCOG Regional Transit Agency

256-355-4515

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NARCOG does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Proposed Projects for Fiscal Year 2019

NARCOG Regional Transit Agency Proposed Program of Projects for Fiscal Year 2019

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) is applying to the Alabama Department of Transportation for a grant to provide operational/planning/capital assistance under 49

U.S.C. Section 5307 of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified. The grant will provide financial assistance for public transportation service for the residents of the Decatur, Alabama Urbanized Area during Fiscal Year 2019.

The estimated funds will be used as federal assistance for:

 

Federal Share

Total

Operating

$480,580

$1,067,955

Capital and Preventive Maintenance

$304,000

$380,000

Job Access and Reverse Commute

$TBD

$TBD

The total program of projects estimated cost is $1,447,955. Projects are funded at fifty/fifty (50/50) operating and eighty/twenty (80/20) capital and preventive maintenance. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) share for the total program of projects is $784,580. The remaining funds will be provided by the City of Decatur, the Morgan County Commission, and NARCOG.

Copies of the detailed service description, proposed changes, and project budget may be obtained at NARCOG, 216 Jackson Street SE, Decatur, and NARCOG Transit, 401 2nd Ave SE, Decatur, weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Boardroom at NARCOG, 216 Jackson Street SE, Decatur to receive public comment. This notice shall constitute the final program of projects for NARCOG unless the scope of the project changes as a result of input gathered during the public hearing.

If there are any questions or comments or if information is needed in another language or alternative formats, contact:

Robby Cantrell, Director NARCOG Regional Transit Agency 256-355-4515

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NARCOG does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, or

sexual orientation.

NARCOG Regional Transit Agency

Public Transportation for Morgan County can be reached at 256-580-2088.

Rides may be scheduled by calling at least 24 hours in advance. 

LAWRENCE COUNTY: 256-974-2488

Rates:

$2.00 each trip up to 5 miles

$4.00 each trip up to 10 miles

$6.00 each trip up to 15 miles

$8.00 each trip up to 20 miles

$10.00 each trip over 20 miles within the NARCOG Service Area

*Special rates apply for trips outside the NARCOG RTA Service Area

NARCOG is dedicated to providing safe and reliable transportation services to individuals in Lawrence and Morgan counties. 

Let's Get Moving!

What is keeping you from moving? Exercise, even low impact exercise is proven to reduce pain and stiffness. Join one of our free classes and see how much better you can feel.  NARCOG has partnered with the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation to offer Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program classes at Turner Surles Community Center.

When:  Monday - Friday at 9:30am

Where:  Turner-Surles - 702 Sycamore Street NW, Decatur

 

 

 

5 Forward - Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

NARCOG has finalized the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plan for our region. 

A copy of the plan entitled 5 Forward 2018-2022 can be accessed here

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