Greenway Public Transportation
Locally Coordinated Plan
A public meeting was held on March 26, 2013 to update the Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan. NCDOT, WPRTA, GHMPO and the URPO have recently begun a process to update the current Coordinated Public Transportation Plan to improve public transportation services for counties of Burke, Alexander, Caldwell and Catawba.
The project has two goals:
The first is to respond to federal legislation requiring the development of a coordinated public transit plan in order to receive applicable federal funding to support the delivery of services for the general public, persons with disabilities, the elderly and persons of low-income status.
Secondly, Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority (WPRTA) operating as Greenway Public Transportation is interested in identifying potential strategies to enhance the delivery of service in the four-county service area.
The Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan outlines the coordination of transportation service and the delivery of public transportation service in the four counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba.
For additional information, contact John Marshall at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments at 828-485-4232.
AUTHORITY UPDATES / ALERTS
Employment Opportunities Click Here
Board of Directors Meetings:
For more information please contact Camille Sterling at 828-465-7642. Click here to link the the Board of Directors page.
This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held to approve the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5307 Grant for Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority for the urban transportation program for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014).
The public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM before the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors at 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613. Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aid or services under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Camille Sterling at (828) 465-7642 or by writing to Camille Sterling at P.O. Box, Conover, NC 28613.
The Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority transportation services includes fixed route service in the cities of Conover, Hickory and Newton, demand response service in the urbanized area of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, and complementary ADA (American with Disabilities Act) services in the fixed route area for the cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton.
Presented below is the Authority’s Federal Transit Administration 5307 Grant Program of projects for FY 2014.
The program of projects includes $300,000 for preventive maintenance, $81,289 for ADA services, $15,111 for Associated Transit Improvements, and up to $1,114,724 for operating assistance. The Federal Share of the program totals for the grant submission is $1,511,124 and the local share is $1,213,824.
The Federal Transit Administration 5307 Grant may be inspected at the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority offices, 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Written comments should be directed to Camille Sterling, P.O. Box 459, Conover, NC 28613 before May 14, 2013, by email at email@example.com or call 828-465-7642.
Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings:
The next Transportation Advisory Board meeting will be held on May 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Greenway Public Transportation located at 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613.
In observance of the upcoming holiday(s) Greenway will be closed on the following days:
May 27, 2013
July 4, 2013
September 2, 2013
November 28 and 29 2013
December 24, 25, and 26 2013
January 1, 2014
www.wsoctv.com or 828-465-7634 or 828-464-9444. Click on the following link to receive on-line updates at wsoctv.com/closings.