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Vacaville city staff seeks transit program financial award

By From page A3 | February 24, 2014

VACAVILLE — Staff will seek authorization from City Council on Tuesday to submit a grant application in order to bring $171,388 from a Metropolitan Transportation Commission program to the city.

The Transit Performance Initiative was created to reward transportation agencies that increase ridership and productivity. The criteria focus on an increase in passenger trips, increase in passenger trips per hour and annual passenger trips.

During the first cycle, City Coach received $232,000. Staff reports state that the lower funds received this year are due to a decreased amount of available money.

In order to get the funds, the transportation commission requires that a grant application package be submitted. The package includes projects that focus on increased productivity and ridership, such as marketing and public outreach.

The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the City Hall council chamber, 650 Merchant St.

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  • The MisterFebruary 24, 2014 - 6:14 am

    AGENDA 21 ALERT!! The MTC is a non-governmental organization created on the Agenda 21 model that local governments voluntarily participate in, give up some of their righteous governmental authority to, and beg "free" money from. That your City officials have anything to do with this Agenda 21 organization is traitorous to the City and to its residents. (You know this is true by the fact that we have a city bus service... the real ridership if very low and comes no where near paying for itself. The only reason we have it is because it is a major tenet of Agenda 21.)

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  • Tax payerFebruary 24, 2014 - 6:52 am

    Agreed with the Mister. Wake up residents! This is an Agenda 21 program. Check the buses as they ride around the city with 0-2 persons, that is except when the kids are in school as the school district wisely eliminated the busing for most kids. Free money from the government. You have to question their motives! Kinda like keep your health care, keep you own doctor and save $2,500 per year. Our tax dollars can be spent in much better ways that supports all of us, not just a few.

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  • Suisun1February 24, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Yay for public transportation! It's a right for people to have access to affordable and healthy transportation options. Is FAST (Fairfield and Suisun Transit) trying to obtain these grant funds which could increase ridership or are they focusing on the 50% increase in bus fares to sustain their business model?

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