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 $4,270,841 in Federal/State operating funding through a variety of grants for FY2021. 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 $1,158,959 Federal/State funding matched by $128,773 in local funds for capitalized preventive maintenance, purchase of seven replacement transit buses, transit facility design/engineering and on-board camera systems.
Upon request, Transit staff will schedule a public hearing regarding this matter. Requests should be submitted in writing no later than January 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM to:
Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management
Attn: Mr. Robert Romero
Transit Development Administrator
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.