Volume 51, Number 36

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, September 4, 2014

UCHRA Awarded Major Transportation Grant

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Awarded Major Transportation Grant
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Reps. Lincoln Davis and Bart Gordon have learned the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $412,840.00 grant to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for the purchase of eight ADA vans and specialized GPS equipment.
“I applaud and thank the UCHRA for all the hard work they do in improving the quality of life for thousands of people in the Upper Cumberland,” said Rep. Lincoln Davis. “We are truly blessed to have advocates that care so much about their neighbors and those in need.”
“The vans and GPS systems will fill a great need in rural areas for the elderly, disadvantaged and persons with disabilities,” said Congressman Gordon. “Transportation for healthcare needs and basic necessities is sorely needed to help these individuals maintain a higher quality of life and self sufficiency. I appreciate UCHRA for providing these services.”
“Our core mission is to assist those who need it most and without these types of grants we would have a hard time meeting our goals,” said Phyllis R. Bennett, UCHRA Executive Director. “I appreciate the support of Congressmen Davis and Gordon. They continue to be accessible and helpful advocates for us in Washington.”
The eight ADA vans will become part of the UCARTS (Upper Cumberland Area Rural Transit System) fleet. UCARTS provides public transportation to rural residents of all ages, giving first priority to elderly, handicapped and economically disadvantaged with medical needs.

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