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CCRTA Contributes Over $2.6 Million to the City of Corpus Christi in 2015

April 23, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Since 1986 the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) has given more than any other agency for the Street Improvement Program with a substantial sum of $34,000,000 and will contribute an additional $2.658 million for the Interlocal Agreement with the City that will cover various street repairs.

In addition to the Interlocal Agreement, the CCRTA has committed $11,588,107 to the City of Corpus Christi through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements. For 2015, the CCRTA allocated $1.5 million for ADA Bus Stop Improvements that included sidewalks and curb cuts in order to provide better service to riders, especially those riders who need public transportation the most.

“The Board supports the continued partnership between the CCRTA and the City of Corpus Christi” said Vangie Chapa, Board Chair. “The CCRTA takes its public service for public dollars very seriously.”

The CCRTA pays for the use of the arterial and residential streets that the buses travel upon. Due to federal guidelines, the CCRTA cannot provide funding for street repairs that the buses do not utilize. The Interlocal Agreement uses the City’s formula using factors such as axle weight and miles driven.

“The CCRTA continues to be committed to working with the city to find mutual solutions to our community priority,” said Jorge Cruz-Aedo, Interim CEO. “Our core function is to provide public transportation for the people in the community.”

The agency has committed an additional $888,904 to re-construct Mestina and Artesian Streets, in concert with Bond-financed Street Improvement initiatives surrounding the busiest transfer station at Staples Street.

The CCRTA covers 841 square miles of service and approximately 6 million passenger trips annually with 44 fixed routes and paratransit services. For more information please go to http://www.ccrta.org/.