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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
RE: Opportunity for Public Comment on Link Transit’s Six Year
Transit Development Plan (TDP) for years 2018-2023 and 2017 Annual Report,
Also Link’s Program of Projects (POP) for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019

A public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regular monthly board meeting of the Link Transit Board of Directors on August 21, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the 3rd Floor Conference Room inside Link Transit’s Columbia Station located at 300 South Columbia Street, Wenatchee, WA. This location is wheelchair accessible and public participation is encouraged.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide the Link Transit Board of Directors an opportunity to hear public comment on the Agency’s proposed six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP), the Annual Report for the 2017 year, and the proposed Program of Projects (POP) for the federal fiscal year 2019. Both are annual planning documents that Link Transit must prepare and submit to Washington State so that Link Transit can continue to apply for both State and Federal grant funding opportunities. A copy of the TDP document is available to view at www.linktransit.com or at Columbia Station’s Guest Services Area.

Click here for a draft of the 2018-2023 TDP and 2017 Annual Report

Link Transit’s proposed Program of Projects (POP) for federal fiscal year 2019 will be submitted to the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council for consideration to be included in the local region’s proposed Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). This notice is to solicit comments from the public on Link Transit’s proposed Program of Projects for federal fiscal year 2019 and serves as the required public notice. This proposed POP will be the final program, unless amended, and no additional final notices will be published.

Projects Planned for Funding in 2019 Federal Funds

1. 5307 Grant for Operations $ 2,190,020

2. Bus & Bus Facilities:
a) Replace 6 cutaway coaches
$ 792,000

3. Regional Mobility Grant : Leavenworth Park & Ride $ 3,220,000

4. Washington State Department of Transportation Consolidated Grant:
a) Commuter Services
b) Leavenworth DART
c) Mobility Management

$1,200,000
$240,000
$160,000

5. Remote Rider Alert System $90,000

If you need a Spanish or sign language interpreter for the August 21, 2018 public hearing, or to request a copy of these documents in an alternative format, please contact Link Transit at 664-7611.

Public review and comment is encouraged. Written comments will be accepted through August 20, 2018 and will be submitted to the Link Transit Board for consideration as part of their decision-making process. Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to boardclerk@linktransit.com or by regular mail to: Board Clerk, 2700 Euclid Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801.

Dated this 6th day of August 2018
Maria Alejandra Hansen, Clerk of the Board
Link Transit

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
It is Link Transit’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any federally funded programs and activities. All meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice. Any person, who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with Link Transit’s Title VI Coordinator at 509-664-7600.