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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Subject
Veterans Ride MCAT for Free on Veterans Stand Down Day

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, x 7440

Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7432, x 7432



Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-15-169 authorizing Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) to allow Veterans to ride for free on October 24, 2015, when presenting a special bus pass being issued by veterans organizations for a "Stand Down" special event at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Transit Division Standard Operating Procedure 13-0101

Background Discussion

On October 24, 2015, Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) are collaborating in honoring the Veterans in our community with free rides on-board MCAT buses. Veterans taking advantage of this opportunity will be using a special bus pass being issued by Veterans support organizations for a "Stand Down" event being held at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. The special event will be offering free services to area Veterans including hot breakfast, résumé assistance, haircuts, and medical screenings.

Sarasota County is collaborating in the "Stand Down" event and will utilize the same special one-day bus passes to facilitate inter-county transit travel for area Veterans. This is another example of effective transit service coordination efforts between Sarasota and Manatee Counties.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please send signed Resolution and a copy of the minutes to William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, and Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org .  

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$120; 435-0012000 Transit Operations

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One-time cost


Attachment:  Veterans Stand Down Day Resolution R-15-169.pdf