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ATA POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES 04-29-15

The Clearfield-Centre Vanpool Advantage Network is now available for persons who commute from anywhere in Clearfield County to State College and surrounding communities. Vanpool Advantage can offer direct point-to-point service to a Centre employer's front entrance when a group of riders join forces in an ATA vanpool advantage group.  Read more and be ready to contact ATA's Vanpool Advantage Coordinator today.
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The Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania hereby announces its federal FY 2015-2017 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) goals for operating and construction procurement opportunities of .19% and 1.56% respectively in the ATA service area including of  Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties. 

The goal and its rationale are available for inspection from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its regional headquarters at 44 Transportation Center, Johnsonburg, Pa 15845; its satellite operations offices at 178 Spider Lake Road, DuBois; or 37 Rutherford Run Road, Bradford; or on its website at www.rideata.com for 45 days following the first date of publication of this notice.  Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the first date of publication. 

Comments should be addressed to:

Area Transportation Authority

Attn:  Coletta Corioso, Chief Financial Officer

44 Transportation Center, Johnsonburg, Pa 15845

or email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ATA welcomes opportunities to assist minority and woman owned businesses in obtaining certification as a DBE through the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program. 

For more information please visit the website:  http://www.paucp.com/

Determining ATA DBE Goals for FYs 2014-2017

As a sub-recipient of federal funds for public transportation, ATA is required to establish DBE goals.  These goals must be advertised before adoption by the Board for any public comments which may affect the establishment of the goal. 

The following describes the process used to establish proposed goal for the Operating and Construction related opportunities.

Determining Procurement Opportunities

The type of procurement opportunities were first determined for both the operating budget and potential construction projects. 

The operating procurement opportunities include the purchase of fuel, fluids, bus parts, tires, office supplies, newspaper subscriptions, radio & TV advertising, telecommunications and other information services, commercial printing, legal, auditing, computer programming, janitorial, landscaping, and catering related activities. 

Determining Number of Firms with NAICS Appropriate Codes

After determining that these were the types of opportunities that may be procured for the 3 year period beginning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017, the U. S. Census NAICS database was consulted.  Appropriate company codes were determined (e.g., 447190 for gasoline stations, 453210 for office supplies, etc.).

The ATA determined that its procurement catchment area included the area in which services are offered (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties) and surrounding counties.  This incorporates a seventeen county area from which the number of total firms established with the appropriate codes is counted. 

Determining Number of DBE Firms with NAICS Appropriate Codes

The Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program maintains a database of all registered disadvantaged business enterprised as either a Minority Business Enterprise, a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise or both a Minority & Woman Owned Business Enterprise.  These firms are certified through authorized agencies.  Once certified, the information on the DBE firm is included in the database to determine what firms are offering goods/services as qualified DBE firms.

From the PAUCP DBE database, the number of firms providing goods or services for the catchment area is determined by extracting the number of DBE firms in the 17 counties, and reviewing each one for the appropriate NAICS codes.  These firms are counted in the # of DBE firms in the catchment area.

Calculating the DBE Goal

The goal is calculated by divided the number of DBE firms in the catchment area by the total number of firms in the same catchment area.  The following are the resulting calculations:

 

Operating

Construction

Total Firms in Catchment Area

1587

1982

Total DBE firms in Catchment Area

3

31

% of DBE firms to Total Firms

.19 %

1.56%

 

Great new Mobile App from PennDOT511PA is Pennsylvania's official travel information service which provides you with reliable, current traffic and weather information, as well as links to other transportation services. 511PA is designed to help you reach your destination in the most efficient manner when traveling in Pennsylvania. There is a link for this service on the slider video above (511PA Travel Info to Go). 

Now there is a new companion mobile app for the 511PA service. You can now download the 511PA Mobile AP for your iPhone or Android device. You can obtain the App by scaning or clicking on the QR Codes provided below.

CLICK THE PHONE FOR PennDOT's mobile app web stie.

511PA Mobile AP for iPhone

The 511PA mobile application covers all PennDOT - and Pennsylvania Turnpike-operated roadways for roughly 40,000 miles of roadway. Traffic incidents and construction alerts are reported on all roadways and traffic speeds are reported on approximately 15,000 miles of roadway. The App also has capabilities for neighboring states that can be easily configured within the 511PA mobile software. With 511PA, travelers can find such information such as: traffic conditions; traffic speeds; live traffic camera images; highway construction updates; winter road conditions; weather conditions and alerts; and links to other travel resources.

511PA Mobile App for Android

Here are PennDOT Instructions for 511PA Mobile App  Remember not to "interact with the App" while driving your car. (Better yet ... Ride ATA and enjoy this new 511PA mobile app while on board your ATA bus).

  • Launch the hands-free 511PA application before you put your car in drive. You will hear active PennDOT advisories that are near you. Now put down the phone and focus on driving. There’s nothing on your phone that you need to touch or read. Just listen for travel alerts.
  • The 511PA app will remain "on" while you drive, automatically activating when you approach an area impacted by a PennDOT advisory. The app will broadcast any travel alerts for reported conditions within a set mile-range (that you can set for yourself) of your current location.

DuBois - Brockway Route
 

General Public - $1.75

Within Each Community - $1.25

YOUTH FARE - $0.90

YOUTH FARE within community - $0.65

SENIOR FARE - FREE

Children under 5 - FREE

Fare Table ATA DuBois-Brockway

 

 

 

 

To determine the exact fare, see the specific Fixed Route Schedule, or contact the Mobility Management Center at 1-866-RIDE ATA (1-866-743-3282)

ABOUT ATA FIXED ROUTES


Fixed routes are appropriate for communities that have enough people living in them and enough destinations to travel to make them an affordable transportation option.   Fixed routes have fixed or established pick-up/drop-off points.

Drivers are not permitted to go off route for any pick-ups or drop-offs.

Because these routes have established points and cannot respond to requests for changes, the fares are the least costly available.