PUBLIC NOTICE-SERVICE CHANGES

Service Changes Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency (KCAPTA) will hold a public hearing to seek comments from the public regarding the proposed transit service change.

The transit system operated as Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) proposes the following service change:

  • Expand Hours of Operations for Hanford and Lemoore Fixed Routes
  • Add Demand-Response Service in Avenal
  • Add West Hill College Stop to Route 20 and Route 12
  • Add Express Route to Corcoran
  • Delete Service to NAS (Route 21)

Public Hearingwill be held at the regular meeting of KCAPTA scheduled for April 28, 2021 and May 26, 2021- 3:30 PM to comment during the meeting by telephone or Internet, E-mail the Clerk of the Board at any time before the meeting at Maria.Ortiz-Leal@co.kings.ca.us for a phone number, access code and meeting link. Written comments on the service changes will be received until May 25, 2021 Send to:

ATTN: Clerk to the Board KCAPTA:  610 W 7th Street, Hanford CA, 93230

For special accommodations, including language assistance, call 559-852-2717 at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing. KCAPTA assures nondiscrimination in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For Information Regarding the Public Notice Service Changes Public Hearing in English/Spanish Click here/Para obtener Información Sobre el Anuncio Publico Audiencia Publica de Reduccion de Horas de Servicio Haga clic aqui .pdf

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Public Hearings for Unmet Transit Needs

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE KINGS COUNTY AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCY

Notice is hereby given that the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency (KCAPTA) will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on February 24, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., in pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 99238.5. The meetings will be for the purpose of soliciting comments on the unmet transit needs that may exist within Kings County and that might be reasonable to meet by establishing or contracting for new public transportation or specialized transportation services or by expanding existing services. Unmet public transportation needs are defined as, at a minimum, transportation services, which are not provided for person who do not have access to private vehicles, or other forms of transportation, due to age, income, or disability, for the purpose of medical care, shopping social/recreational activities, educations/training and employment. A finding of no unmet transit needs must make specific reference to the effort undertaken in development of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), to identify the public transportation needs of the transit dependent, especially the elderly, disabled and poor.

Individuals with disabilities may call KCAPTA staff at (559) 852-2691 (with 3-working-day advance notice) to request auxiliary aids necessary to participate in the public hearing. Translation services are available (with 3-working-day advance notice) to participants speaking any language with available professional translation services

Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting virtually can do so one of three ways: online, by telephone, or by postal or electronic mail

  • Web Access – To access the meeting via computer, go to KCAPTA’s homepage at https://www.kartbus.org/category/board/ and click on the link that says “Join Meeting.”
  • Telephone – To access the meeting via telephone call (415) 655-0003, then enter the access code of 177 703 7133##
  • Written Comments – A written comment by mail or email must be received prior to the hour and date of the hearing. Written comments should be addressed to King County Area Public Transit Agency, 610 W 7th Street, Hanford CA, 93230. To submit written comment by email, please forward to info@kartbus.org

For Information Regarding the Public Hearing on Unmet Transit Needs in Spanish Click below/Para obtener Información Sobre la Audiencia Pública Sobre las Necesidades de Tránsito Insatisfechas en Español Haga clic abajo

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA ANTE EL ÁREA PÚBLICA TRÁNSITO

Unmet Transit Needs Survey

Please click on the link to download survey

Unmet Transit Needs Survey

This survey will be for the purpose of soliciting comments on the unmet transit needs that may exist within Kings County and that might be reasonable to meet by establishing or contracting for new public transportation or specialized transportation services or by expanding existing services. Unmet public transportation needs are defined as, at a minimum, transportation services which are not provided for person who do not have access to private vehicles, or other forms of transportation, due to age, income, or disability, for the purpose of medical care, shopping social/recreational activities, educations/training and employment.

Please mail or drop off to :

KART

ATTN: Mark Pedreiro

610 W. 7th St.

Hanford, CA 93230

Or email to mark.pedreiro@co.kings.ca.us

November 18, 2020 Special Virtual Meeting Cancelled

The KCAPTA Regular Board Meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 11:30 am is Cancelled Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the meetings are held virtually. The previously board approved Special Meeting will be held in December 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  The Agenda Packet will be posted prior to the next meeting.

Special Meeting Notice of Cancellation November 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVDID-19) Update

KART has increased the frequency of cleaning the interior of our buses and riders are advised to take personal responisbility and not use public transit if they are feeling ill.  KART requests that riders limit non-essentail bus travel until further notice. If you have to travel on KART bus, we ask that you leave extra space between yourself and others.

Remember to wash your hands often.

COVID-19

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 50% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.

Please wear a mask when you are out.

Out of an abundance of caution to reduce risks of community spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in response to state, county, and local emergency declarations, KART Staff recommends that all riders wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.