Funds Now Available For Transportation Needs, Phase 2 Of Jackson Project To Begin Monday

LINCOLN – Officials with the Nebraska Department of Transportation recently announced funds are available for eligible applicants of private non-profit organizations incorporated within Nebraska and governmental entities.

According to a release from NDOT, these funds are for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.

Governmental entities must certify that there are no non‑profit agencies in the service area readily able to provide the service. Applications will be accepted from qualified entities in the small urban and rural areas of the state.

The Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program is a Federal Capital Grant program that requires a local match and is managed by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The program is to provide assistance for the purchase of vehicles and related equipment, certain technologies and purchase of service.

Applications are available on the website or by contacting Marisue Wagner at 402-479-3127 Local Assistance Division, P.O. Box 94759 Lincoln, NE 68509-4759.

Also, weather permitting, traffic will be shifted to allow work for phase two of the Jackson Project beginning the week of Monday, August 19. Eastbound traffic will be moved to the south side, onto the new paving.  Traffic will be maintained with reduced speed, pilot cars and flaggers with an anticipated completion set for late September.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near construction and to expect delays.