PUBLIC NOTICE - Transportation Grant Request


Public notice is hereby given this 7th day of October, 2020 that Civitan Services of PO Box 368, Benton, AR 72018 has made application for funds through Section 49 USC Section 5310 for the purchase of the following type of passenger transportation vehicle: 13-Passenger Small Cutaway Bus, non-ADA vehicle (without lift/ramp). This vehicle will be used primarily for the following purposes: to transport Civitan Services’ clients with developmental disabilities to and from their residence in order to attend day programs.

Purchase of the above vehicle is considered essential to the efficient operation of this organization in provision of public transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. There is no intent to infringe upon, or compete with, existing public or private transit operators, including Section 5307, urban public transit operators and Section 531, rural public transit operators.

Civitan Services is requesting a vehicle that is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, Civitan Services does meet the “equivalency of service” requirements to individuals with disabilities in the community.

Any objection should be submitted in writing only to persons listed below. All comments will become a part of this organization’s application and will be a matter of public record. All written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this notice. Any person wishing to request a public hearing on the proposed project must submit a request in writing within 10 days of the date of this notice to the persons listed below:


Leah Henderson

Executive Director

Civitan Services

PO Box 368

Benton, AR 72018

And to:

Greg Nation, Administrator

Public Transportation Programs Office

Arkansas Department of Transportation

PO Box 2261

Little Rock, AR 72203-2261

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