Logan Mason Public Transportation
program prepares to initiate "Option C"
If no state grant funding is awarded
program will be suspended with exception of Senior transportation
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[June 19, 2017]
- Logan Mason Public Transportation (administered through Community
Action Partnership of Central Illinois) has begun a reduction of
service design plan (Option C) per the ruling of the Logan County
Board. Members of the Logan County Board, LMPT staff and the
Executive Team have been collaborating to develop a program design
based on the needs of the community (Logan and Mason Counties).
During the roll-out phase, LMPT will continue to operate the flex
route, limited on-demand services, and critical medical
Due to division at the State level, proactive
thinking has become common at CAPCIL. Therefore, the possibility of
not receiving a Notice of Grant Award through IDOT to provide
funding for LMPT come July 1, 2017 has been openly discussed.
Without a Notice of Grant Award in the possession of Logan County by
July 1st, services through LMPT will be suspended as allowed under
the current contract. CAPCIL would be at risk of being unable to
recover any expenses incurred, unless an active grant award exists
and an appropriation is in place.
Senior Transportation services are funded under a grant provided by
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland and therefore will continue
from July 1st through the end of September on a limited basis.
Riders must be 60 years of age or older, with a priority to critical
medical appointments and veteran transports. All senior transports
will be available through On-Demand services only. The ALMH Market
Route on Saturday’s will continue through September unless there is
no Notice of Grant Award.
If the Notice of Grant Award letter is received on or before July
1st, CAPCIL will initiate the new “Option C” plan, with full
implementation expected by Mid-August of 2017. The key elements of
“Option C” include a cost-effective design that ensures services for
seniors, medical appointments, veterans, socialization, Head Start,
and the local workforce who most need access to reliable
“Option C” for Logan County will include Flex
Route services on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday’s from
8:00am-1:00pm. On-Demand Services will be available Monday,
Wednesday and Friday’s from 7:30am-4:00pm and available Tuesday and
Thursday’s for up to three hours (Hours To Be Determined)
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Mason County’s “Option C” will include On-Demand Subscription
services in the Manito area and Flex Route services in Havana. The Flex Route
for Mason County is currently under development, so the On-Demand services will
be available in Mason County until those design details are established. Once
“Option C” is fully implemented, On-Demand services will be available Monday
through Friday from 7:00am-10:00am and from 3:00pm-4:00pm. The Flex Route will
run from 10:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday. Hours and days may be subject to
change based on need and availability.
As more information and details become available, CAPCIL will update their
website to keep the community informed (www.capcil.info). Questions regarding
the reduction of service can be directed to the Logan County Board by calling
217-732-5927 or CAPCIL's Assistant Transportation Director, Craig Farnam, at
217-732-2159 ext 253.
It is the mission of CAPCIL, in partnership with communities in our service
area, to empower persons with low income and the aged by creating and
implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those that
endeavor a life of lasting independence.
Logan Mason Public Transportation is funded and contracted by the Logan County
Board. Funding provided in whole or part by Illinois Department of
Transportation, The United Way of Logan County, and Area Agency on Aging for
Volunteer Services Director
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL)]