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PAT, Senior Services pursuing joint facility

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

Plans by Pulaski Area Transit (PAT) and New River Valley Senior Services Inc. to build a shared facility have moved a step closer to reality.

Pulaski Town Council recently approved a resolution agreeing to provide land on which the facility could be constructed, but a specific site has not been chosen.

The resolution opens the door for state funding to cover the architect and engineering phase of the project.

If the project proceeds to construction, Pulaski Town Manager Shawn Utt said the land will serve as the town’s financial match.

In a March letter to Utt, Senior Services Executive Director Tina King states that PAT has submitted a proposal to Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for architect and engineering funding on a feasibility study. Before a decision can be made on the funds, she said, DRPT needed a resolution of the town’s intent to provide property if the facility is built.

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