Carts Receives Grant for Replacement Buses


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Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System

Chautauqua County Executive Vincent Horrigan is pleased to announce that the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) has received seven replacement buses through the New York State Department of Transportation’s Section 5311 grant assistance program. This funding also includes the purchase of pressure washers for the maintenance shops and miscellaneous signage for the bus transfer station in Jamestown.
“Safe and reliable public transportation is essential for our county residents especially for those in rural areas,” said Horrigan.
According to CARTS Senior Project Coordinator Cheryl Gustafson, this project totaling $566,680 will be funded 80% Federal, 10% State and 10% Local. CARTS provides over 190,000 trips per year in Chautauqua County which includes city fixed, rural routes and demand response services.
“Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System has been our county-operated transit system for almost 40 years,” said George Spanos, Director of the County Department of Public Facilities. “The service is open to the public and is utilized for many purposes including transportation to work, college, medical appointments or to visit a friend.”
Call CARTS at 665-6466, 366-4500 or 800-388-6534 for further information and scheduling.