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Somerset County Government: Somerset County Transport Division to hold virtual public hearing on August 18


07/16/2021 13:52

SOMERVILLE, New Jersey – Join Somerset County Transportation Division during its virtual public hearing on Wednesday August 18 at 10:30, via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to get public feedback on how the 2022 Casino Revenue Grant funds will be allocated. The meeting will take place via Zoom. To access the Zoom meeting, Click here.

In 2022, the Transportation Division will receive a grant of $ 638,714.00, which will be used to support Somerset County‘s Consolidated Transportation Program, including its paratransit and transit services.

Residents can submit written comments and recommendations through the U.S. Postal Service until August 17. Mail to: The Somerset County Division of Transportation, PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, RE: 2022 Casino Application, or email your comments to the Somerset County Division of Transportation at transportationdiv @ co. somerset.nj.us.

Somerset County Transportation Division
The Transportation Division provides paratransit services to the elderly (60 years and over) and people with disabilities (18 years and over) for medical care, employment, workshops, senior centers and other destinations. Community transportation is also provided to the general public along fixed routes, as indicated by pre-printed timetables.

Casino Income Funre
In 1977, legislation was enacted and the Constitution amended, which allowed Atlantic City casino games to provide 8% of annual gross casino revenues to be deposited into the Casino Revenue Fund (CRF). Legislation specifies that CRF money is to be used only for programs for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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