The Koinonia Homes, Inc. which is a private nonprofit corporation intends to submit a Proposal for a capital grant under the provision of 49 USC Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act to provide transportation service for the disabled and elderly of that population within Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas. The grant Proposal will request two replacement vehicles for our current transportation fleet. One to be a 2018 Elkhart Coach ECII (6-4) and the other a 2018 Elkhart Coach ECII (10-4).

It is projected that 190 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will use the service 5 days a week for various activities, including transportation to/from day programs, community-based events throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain Counties, medical appointments, social and recreational outings, and group activities. The Koinonia Homes invites comments and proposals from all interested public, private and paratransit operators including taxi operators, for the provision of transportation service to the elderly and disabled within our service area.

Operators who are interested in offering proposals to provide service should contact Maureen Schroder, Director of Transportation at Koinonia Homes’ home office at 6161 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 400 Independence, Ohio 44131 to obtain full details of the type of transportation service that is needed prior to preparing a proposal.

Koinonia Homes, Inc. will be hosting a meeting at their Independence office listed above to highlight the need for additional transportation vehicles, plan for growth, and answer any additional questions on Tuesday, July 24th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. All interested community members are invited to attend. To reserve your seat contact Amanda Taylor by phone at 216-588-8777 ext. #153 or by E-mail at amanda.taylor@koinoniahomes.org.

Written comments or proposals must be submitted within 30 days to the agency at the above address with a copy to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, 1299 Superior Street E, Cleveland, OH 44114; Attention: Jim Thompson re: Section 5310-Public Notice

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