Our History 1995 - 2003
1995: The Beginning
In December 1995, the Fayette County Transit Study Final Report and Action Plan prepared by Benatec Associates, was presented to the Fayette County (The County) Board of Commissioners and the Fayette County Transportation Coalition.
Fayette County Board of Commissioners
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners endorsed the Study in 1995 and in 1996 by the Fayette County (The County) Board of Commissioners. The board charged the Fayette County Office of Human Services with the implementation of the study's prescribed Action Plan and Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT) was created.
Early on, the service operation of FACT consisted primarily of the Medical Assistance Transportation Program and the Shared Ride Program for Older Adults.
1997: Annual Application for Funding
In 1997, FACT began the annual application process for grant funds through the Section 16 Capital Assistance Program and the Community Transportation Capital Equipment grants.
1999: Federal Transportation Funding
In 1999, FACT was successful in becoming a "Designated Recipient" of federal transportation funding. Concurrent with the receipt of the designation, FACT was awarded $200,000 for the provision of transportation services through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Welfare-to-Work Transportation Demonstration Program.
Federal Earmarks of $1,035,000 for Bus Purchases and $225,475 for a Bus and Intermodal Facility were also designated at that time.
2000: Demonstration Status
In 2000, FACT became a grant recipient of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Rural Transportation Division under a "demonstration status." FACT's Rural Transportation "Demonstration" Program was initially awarded $287,000.
Another federal earmark of $445,991 for the Intermodal Facility and Buses was also awarded at that time.
2001: Eligible for Commute Grant Funds
In 2001, FACT again received another federal earmark of $495,157 for the Maintenance Facility and was eligible for Job Access/Reverse Commute grant funds of $400,000.
2002 & 2003: Federal Funding for FACT Transit Center
In 2002, $990,029 was earmarked for the FACT Transit Facility and in 2003; another federal earmark was awarded for this same project for $885,311.
In 2003, FACT was designated as an urban transit operation.
No longer was FACT a rural transportation operation, FACT was awarded $519,374 under the Federal Urbanized Area Program. In 2005, FACT was awarded an additional $388,350 in federal funds for the completion of the new FACT Transit Center.