Baldwin County

BRATS applying to ALDOT for Operational, Administration and Capital Assistance Award 5307 Grant (CARES) Act of 2020

12 August 2021 - 11:00 AM

BRATS Conference Room at the BRATS office located at 18100 County Road 54, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567

The Baldwin County Commission (Baldwin Regional Area Transit System) is applying to the Alabama Department of Transportation for Operational, Administration, Planning, and Capital assistance award under 49 U.S.C. Section 5307 of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, as well as the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.  This grant funding will provide financial assistance for public transportation service for the residents of Baldwin County.
 
Copies of detailed budgets, and service description may be obtained via email request to ann.simpson@baldwincountyal.gov and/or at Baldwin Regional Area Transit System’s (BRATS) office at 18100 County Road 54, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567.
 
The service is provided for general public and currently operates Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   All residents including wheelchair users can schedule trips using the BRATS On-Demand service or book in advance.  Fares range from $2.00 to $10.00 for a one-way trip. No service or fare changes are planned for FY2022.
 
Capital funding will be used to be purchase 2 transit vehicles with wheelchair securements, construct transit facilities in Fairhope, Loxley, and Daphne, and improve security at the BRATS Transit Hub located in Fairhope, AL.
 
The funds will be used as federal assistance for Operating, Capital, Preventative Maintenance, and Planning.
 
A public hearing will be held on August 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. in the Baldwin County Commission BRATS Conference Room at the BRATS Office located at 18100 County Road 54, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567 for public comment.  If there are questions or comments or if information is needed in another language or alternative format, contact:

Ann Simpson
Accounting Manager
Baldwin Regional Area Transit System
251-972-6817 ext. 7394
Baldwin Regional Area Transit System does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

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