Transit Shuttle Service Proposed Between Jay And Century, Pace, Milton

June 15, 2012

A public transit shuttle service could one day run between Century and Jay, and between Jay and Pace/Milton two days per week.

It’s an idea explored Thursday by the Santa Rosa County Commission, with a vote to work with the town councils in both Jay and Century on the “Jay Public Transportation Shuttle Service.”

The Northwest Florida Rural Health Network wants the service to fill an identified need for transportation between Century and Jay, and the needs of citizens to travel to Pace and Milton. The service, as proposed, would run between Century and Jay three days per week and between Pace/Milton two days per week.

The operating cost is estimated to be $6,000 per month, with the Rural Health Network offering to pay $3,000 per month for six months and the other $3,000 coming from a grant. One or two vehicles would be needed at a 10-percent local cost match of $7,800 or $15,600. Eighty percent of the vehicle cost would be paid for by a Florida Department of Transporation grant, and 10 percent would come from the state.

Santa Rosa County staff will now move forward in requesting Jay and Century share the required 10 percent local match to purchase the vehicles. Santa Rosa County will also apply for the FDOT grant. If the grant is awarded, the vehicle could be purchased after July 1, 2013.

The public transportation program would be open to anyone, not just the economically or otherwise disadvantaged.


3 Responses to “Transit Shuttle Service Proposed Between Jay And Century, Pace, Milton”

  1. Southerner on June 18th, 2012 1:33 pm

    Socialism. Why should I be taxed to provide someone else transportation??????????????????????

  2. Shelby on June 15th, 2012 10:36 pm

    I wish escambia county could do this for some parts of the county that are stuck cause we have no transportation.

  3. just askin... on June 15th, 2012 4:00 pm

    And the purpose would be…..???? I don’t get it. Couldn’t tax dollars be better spent?????

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