Charles County, Maryland

Operating and Capital Grants Request for VanGO

Public Notices

Operating and Capital Grants Request for VanGO

Department of Planning and Growth management
Type of Notice: 
Public Notice
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:34am


Charles County is requesting a variety of operating and capital grants to assist in the funding of VanGO, the locally operated public transit system.

Specifically, the County is requesting $3,218,148 in Federal/State operating funding through a variety of grants for FY2018, with a local match of $3,022,352.  These grants include:  Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) as enacted by the Maryland General Assembly, Section 5311 of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 and Section 5307 Urban program.  Local match includes funds from the Department of Social Services and County Government.  Capital funding is also being requested in the amount of $1,688,287 Federal/State funding matched by $168,829 in local funds for capitalized preventive maintenance, purchase of 10 replacement transit buses and additional farebox equipment.

Upon request, Transportation staff will schedule a public hearing regarding this matter.  Requests should be submitted in writing no later than February 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM to:

Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management
Attn: Mr. Robert Romero
Transit Development Administrator
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata, MD  20646

Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.