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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

DRAFT FY 2021 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS (POP)

Notice is hereby given that Broward County Transit's Program of Projects (POP) and budget are now available for Public review and comment. These Projects were developed in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration POP requirements.

The Broward Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the Broward County Fiscal Year 2021 Budget where the public will have the opportunity to provide comments regarding these projects, this list of projects will become final.

In response to concerns about COVID-19, Commission Meetings will be temporarily closed to physical attendance by members of the public, including media and staff. Various viewing options are available. Members of the community who wish to speak on an item can do so remotely. The new remote participation option requires access to the internet; a working email address and a telephone. Speaker registrations must be submitted by 9:30AM on the day of the meeting. For details, visit RegisterToSpeak.Broward.org.

If you do not have the ability to view the meeting or provide public comment and wish to do so, please notify us at the following email address (publicinfo@broward.org), telephone number (954-357-6990) or physical mailing address (Office of Public Communications, Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) at least three (3) days before the meeting, so that the County can communicate the location of the access point to you.

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The public hearings will be held as follows:

Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5:01 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 5:01 p.m.


The proposed Program of Projects/Budget Estimate of *$28,463,640 includes funding apportioned from the FTA 5307 (Urbanized Area) and FTA Section 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) Grants.

 

FTA Section 5307 (Urbanized Area) will fund Proposed Projects including:

The proposed POP will include: Purchase of Buses,  Support Vehicles, Capital Equipment Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Tire Leasing, Bus Stop Infrastructure Improvements, Facility Maintenance Improvements, Maintenance Shop Equipment, Maintenance/Replacement - Facility Surveillance Security (CCTV), Maintenance/Replacement - Vehicle Surveillance Security System, Transit Software and Hardware Maintenance, Transit Hardware and Software projects, Maintenance of Radio System, Contractual Project Management Services and Other Capital Related Items.

FTA Section 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) will fund Proposed Projects including:

Fixed Route Buses

* Actual available grant funds are contingent on a final federal transportation appropriations bill for the next federal fiscal year. This program shows the plan for the estimated appropriation amount. If less funding is available, the project amounts for some or all projects will be reduced.

^ The required Local match for Capital funds is 20% and may be funded through FDOT Toll-Revenue Credits.

The Program of Projects will be made available in other formats as requested. If you have questions or concerns, attend the public meeting or submit your comments by email to BCTDirector@broward.org or you may send written comments to Broward County Transit, Attn: FY2020 Program of Project Comments, 1 N. University Drive, Suite 3100A, Plantation, FL 33324.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons with disabilities who require assistance should notify BCT at (954) 357-8481 or phone the TDD line at (954) 357-8302 at least 2 business days in advance of the meeting.