St. Lawrence County legislators pass motions that could bring in transit bus money
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County legislators passed several resolutions that could net them grant money for public transit buses, and to continue a program that drives residents who live far away from bus stops.
The first resolution the board passed authorizes the legislative chair to sign Accelerated Transit Capital reimbursement forms. The county is eligible for $101,659 in transit reimbursements from the state Department of Transportation. The money will fund the local match of two buses delivered this year, and to create a bus lane in front of the Harold B. Smith Building in Canton.The board also voted to allow the chairman to sign the Accelerated Transit Capital program application.
The board also voted to allow the chair to sign up to three one-year contract extensions with the Volunteer Transportation Center for their First Mile Last Mile program. The program is a volunteer service that drives county public transit riders who live at least three-quarters of a mile away from bus stops to and from the stops.
The board voted in a third resolution to allow the chair to sign bus-advertising agreements. The resolution says the bus wrap advertising revenue offsets public transportation operating expenses. Advertising deals are subject to approval by the county attorney, the resolution says.
The board took the actions during their Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, which was streamed live on YouTube.
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