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Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles
Date:9/6/2007

Grants Distributed to 27 Providers to Purchase Vehicles

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said senior citizens and people with disabilities will be better able to get around with the state's investment of $2.1 million in 27 human service transportation providers. The organizations will use the money to buy wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

"Senior citizens and people with disabilities deserve the same access to public transportation as the rest of us," Governor Rendell said. "These federal funds will help providers buy much-needed vehicles so people can get to medical appointments, work or the grocery store. Access to safe, reliable transportation enhances quality of life."

The recipients include 26 private, non-profit organizations and one public group. In contrast with PennDOT's shared-ride program, which is available to the general public, human service transit providers work primarily with specific clients, such as people with cerebral palsy or mental retardation. Six of these providers are receiving grants for the first time.

The federally-funded grants are awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to cover up to 80 percent of the cost of new wheelchair- accessible transit vehicles.

All applications for the federal elderly and persons with disabilities program are evaluated by an interdepartmental task force, which includes representatives from the Pennsylvania Departments of Aging, Community & Economic Development, Labor & Industry, Public Welfare and Transportation.

The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit his Web site at: http://www.governor.state.pa.us.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Below is a complete list of grant recipients.

Allegheny County

Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation -- $89,600

Passavant Memorial Homes and Subsidiaries -- $64,000

Berks County

Boyertown Area Multi-Service Inc. -- $60,800

Bucks County

Chandler Hall Health Services Inc. -- $44,800

Holland-Glen Inc. -- $48,000

Butler County

Lutheran SeniorLife -- $44,800

Cambria County

Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Inc. -- $36,800

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania Inc. -- $80,000

Centre County

Centre Area Transportation Authority -- $104,000

Chester County

The Arc of Chester County -- $41,600

Cumberland County

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania Inc. -- $68,800

Delaware County

Children and Adult Disability and Educational Services -- $83,200

Elwyn -- $48,000

Erie County

Erie Independence House Inc. -- $44,000

Fayette County

Goodwill Industries of Fayette County -- $144,000

Lackawanna County

Allied Services -- $160,000

Saint Joseph's Center -- $128,000

Telespond Senior Services Inc. -- $44,800

Lancaster County

The S. June Smith Center -- $64,000

Lehigh County

Via of the Lehigh Valley Inc. -- $64,000

Luzerne County

Volunteers of America -- $89,600

Montour County

Geisinger Health System Foundation -- $83,200

Philadelphia County

LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) -- St. Agnes Continuing Care Center

-- $200,000

Schuylkill County

Avenues of Pennsylvania -- $44,800

Washington County

UCP of Southwestern Pennsylvania Inc. -- $44,800

Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Human Opportunities Inc. -- $171,200

York County

York County Cerebral Palsy Home Inc. dba Margaret E. Moul Home Inc. --

$64,000

CONTACT:

Barry Ciccocioppo

717-783-1116

Ali Wenger, PennDOT

717-783-8800


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