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One of GPATS’ responsibilities is to assess the transportation infrastructure needs of the region. Along with serving as a liaison between regional municipalities, GPATS’ mission is to help coordinate and improve accessibility, connectivity, and mobility throughout the region so people can access all the things they want and need: home, school, shopping, health, recreation, jobs, etc.

Currently, GPATS has two transit agencies operating in the region: Clemson Area Transit (CAT), which serves the City of Clemson and the Towns of Pendleton and Seneca, and Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) dba Greenlink, which serves the City and County of Greenville.

 

Regional transit decisions are discussed within the GPATS Transit Coordinating Committee (TCC), a group of individuals with technical training in transit, before Study Team and Policy Committee meetings. They bring information and recommendations before the Study Team, who then advises the Policy Committee to help with recommendations and decision making processes. The TCC members can be seen below:

 

Transit Coordinating Committee Members

Kayleigh Cleek (GTA Transit Manager)

Daniel Cooper (Anderson County Planner)

Michael Frixen (City of Greenville Principal Development Planner)

Joan Holliday (Anderson County Planning and Community Development Administrator)

Ty Houck (Manager of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources)

Asangwua Ikein (GPATS Transit Planner/Grants Manager)

Jason Knudsen (City of Simpsonville Planner)

Jay Martin (City of Travelers Rest Planning Director)

Nicole McAden (GTA Marketing & Program Specialist)

Anna Stewart (GPATS Transportation Planner)

Doug Wright (Seniors Solutions President/CEO)

 

Federal Transit Administration Funds

GPATS is the regional funnel for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Funds, which are available to regional, public and private (private transit providers must be sub-recipients of public transit providers to access FTA funds) transit providers:

 

 

 

5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

Intended to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs to serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services. These are the only funds that GPATS has any direct responsibility for. Projects are ranked by the Transit Coordinating Committee (TCC) before being evaluated by the GPATS Study Team and voted on by the GPATS Policy Committee.

 

CRRSAA/ARP 5310 – ENHANCED MOBILITY OF SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of 2021 has made available $69,789.  The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021 has made available $69,790.  These amounts total $139,579 for 5310 Funds Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities non-profits and mass transit providers within the GPATS boundary.  The supplemental funding will be provided at a 100% federal share, with no local match required.  Funding will support expenses eligible under the relevant program.  Recipients are to prioritize payroll and operational needs.  Application for these funds will remain open until funds are exhausted.

 

5303 – Metropolitan and Statewide Planning

Support a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive planning program for transportation investment decision-making at the metropolitan or state level.

 

5307 – Urbanized Area Formula Program

Grants to Urbanized Areas (UZA) for public transportation capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances.

 

5339 – Bus and Bus Facilities Program

Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities. Only the two regional transit agencies, CAT and GTA, are eligible for these funds.

 

If you have any questions or comments about transit funding opportunities contact Asangwua Ikein, Transit Planner/Grants Manager, by phone at (864) 467-7174 or email at AIkein@greenvillecounty.org.

 

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