Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is the recipient of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Below is how the agency plans to use these funds. Please refer to one of these web sites for more information.
GPS/AVL Tracking System ($350,000 STP Population
Formula) - This project allows WATA to provide improved customer
service for over 350,000 (42% trips) employment related trips
annually in supporting Greater Williamsburg regional workforce.
This need becomes critical as WATA continues to experience record
growth and phases increased frequency and service to areas not
served in response to the regionís labor requirements. In addition
this equipment improves safety/security when WATA responds to
Natural Disasters and Domestic incidents.
Automated Fare /Passenger Collection ($150,000
Urban Formula) - This upgraded software technology allows WATA to
improve customer experience with the introduction of a multiple
pass program (Daily, Weekly, Monthly) and the reporting of
passenger use for local, state and federal reports.
Ten Bus Shelters ($80,000 Urban Formula) -
Additional Bus Shelters helps improve customer safety and comfort
for WATAís growing ridership base.
Preventive Maintenance ($695,665 Urban Formula) -
This project allows WATA to implement a maintenance plan ensuring
vehicle life standards are met, limit service disruptions and
ensure high quality service given over fifty percent of our Bus
Fleet is past itís useful life.
Enhancements ($12,592 Urban Formula) - The
projects allows WATA to improve passenger amenities and safety
with the purchase of trash cans, benches, and signage for existing
Operating Assistance ($125,918 Urban Formula) -
Williamsburg Area Transit Authority will use the 10% of the
Stimulus funds to support and improve transit operations. This
includes creation of new positions to assist in the administration
and management of this funding. Also, support fuel costs and
strategies to be more fuel efficient.
Three replacement vehicles ($195,000 Urban
Formula) - These three small specialized buses are included in FY
2010 TIP as part of the five specialized vehicles scheduled for
replacement. They do not need TIP approval and are listed to
clarify plans for ARRA Formula revenues. These vehicles support
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