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.
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.