VanGO Grant Request

VanGO Grant Request


Department of Planning and Growth Management

Type of Notice: 

Public Notice

Date Posted: 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:27pm


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 $3,786,456 in Federal/State operating funding through a variety of grants for FY2020.  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 $800,358 Federal/State funding matched by $88,929 in local funds for capitalized preventive maintenance, purchase of two replacement transit buses, bus refurbishment, transit facility design/engineering and automated passenger counters.

Upon request, Transit staff will schedule a public hearing regarding this matter.  Requests should be submitted in writing no later than January 14, 2019 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.

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