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Construction Underway at JCATS in Selma
We are quite excited to report that the construction of our new JCATS operation and maintenance facility is well underway. Underground utilities have been completed, the slab has been poured, and we have been notified that the steel is expected to arrive the first week of May. If you're in the Selma area, drive by and take a look!
~ April 2022
Groundbreaking at JCATS February 2, 2022
Ground was broken yesterday afternoon at the future site of the Johnston County Area Transit System facility in Selma. Johnston County Board of Commissioners Chairman Butch Lawter spoke at the ceremony stating,
"This facility not only paves the way for the implementation of expanded public transportation in Johnston County, it also serves as a physical representation of our continued investment to better serve our residents."
JCATS is a division of Community & Senior Services of Johnston County, operating a fleet of over 30 buses and vans. They offer transport through contracting with human services agencies and for the general public. The new facility will allow for expanded services and better accommodations for riders and drivers.
Neal Davis, JCATS executive director, explained the design and layout of the new facility. Community and Senior Services Board Chair Jimmie Parker, CSS Board Member Rev. Billie Lawson, representatives from Bobbitt Construction and North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 4 Engineer, Kevin Bowen also made remarks at the event.
In addition to their day-to-day transportation duties, JCATS plays a vital role in Johnston County Emergency Services' emergency operation plan. JCATS provides transportation to shelters during times of natural disaster, inclement weather and other evacuation emergencies. This facility will enhance those critical operations during times of crisis.
Neal Davis, Executive Director of CSS and JCATS
Butch Lawter, JC Board of Com. Chairman
NATVAR Donates to CSS
In May 2020, Community & Senior Services of Johnston County was recently a recipient of a generous contribution by the NATVAR corporation in western Clayton. Natvar is an innovative global supplier of precision medical tubing solutions for a broad spectrum of medical device products which target hospital, physician, dental healthcare, and in-home use.
Natvar was reaching out to neighboring non-profits to aid in their continued mission to help seniors and the disabled.
STATEWIDE TRANSIT ASSOCIATION HONORS REPRESENTATIVE DONNA WHITE
May 26, 2020
At a recent meeting of the Johnston County Area Transportation System’s advisory board, Mr. David Rhew (pictured left below), Executive Director of the North Carolina Public Transit Association (NCPTA)
and fellow NCPTA board member Neal Davis recognized NC House Representative Donna White with the association’s Transit Advocate Award. The award “honors individuals who have championed the goals, services and cause of public transportation in North Carolina”.
Neal Davis, CSS Executive Director summarized Representative White’s career in public health, nursing, education, and advocacy for elderly citizens. He noted that Rep. White was elected to the NC House of Representatives in November 2016 and re-elected in 2018. She is the first woman elected to the NC House from Johnston County. Rep. White serves as Chair of House Health Policy, Health and Human Services Appropriations and Vice-Chair of House Appropriations. She serves on the Standing Committees for Environment, Aging, and Education K12. She serves on the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee for Health and Human Services, the House Select Committees for Disaster Relief and Access to Rural Health-Advisory. Rep. White is currently a member of the Johnston County Opioid Task Force, the Johnston County Network on Aging and is a founding member of the Johnston County Transportation Advisory Board serving 2004-present.
“Representative White has played a crucial role in the development of North Carolina’s renowned ‘Coordinated Transportation Model’ which has become nationally recognized for its high-efficiency. She has witnessed first-hand its cost-effectiveness in providing timely transportation for our workforce, students, and our elderly citizens.” said Mr. Davis.
Mr. Rhew added, “The Association is honored to recognize Representative White for her long-standing commitment to public transit and our seniors. She has a heart that keeps beating strong for both.”
Upon receipt of this recognition, Rep. White stated, “I am humbled and honored to receive the NC Public Transportation Advocate Award. As a registered nurse and state representative, it has been very meaningful to work with the team to assure access to care for patients, assistance to emergency support during natural and other disasters, and access to work for vulnerable populations.
I appreciate this honor and look forward to my continued work with the Johnston County Transportation Advisory Board as we continue to meet the needs of coordinated transportation in a growing Johnston County.“
About: Community and Senior Services (CSS) operates the Johnston County Area Transportation System (JCATS).