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Transportation receives funding


Solomon Valley Transportation (SVT) is recognized National Transportation Week May 10 through 16 and announced the confirmed receipt of an award of the U.S.C. 49-5311 grant application for General Public Transportation. Annually SVT applies for funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. They have now been approved and will replace three vehicles in their fleet for the Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 2020 through June 2021.

Solomon Valley Transportation provides services to the general public. Trips include but are not limited to medical and day to day needs. Solomon Valley Transportation requests a 24-hour notice when scheduling a local trip and at least a 48-hour notice when scheduling an out of county trip.

The minimum suggested donation for a trip within the county is $1.50 each direction, making a round trip $3. The minimum suggested donation for a trip outside the county is $4 each direction, making a round trip $8.

Once past this crisis, SVT will celebrate with their supporters and stakeholders.

Jewell County local Match donors for SVT are: Altar Society Sacred Heart Church, Bohnert Welding, Burr Oak Christian Church, Burr Oak Community Club, Central National Bank, City of Mankato, Farmway Credit Union, Gary and Jeanine Hayes, Geneva Hiltgen, Guaranty State Bank, Harmony United Methodist Women, Janice Broadbent Memorial, Jewell Chamber of Commerce, Jewell Christian Fellowship Women, Jewell County Commissioners, Jewell County Hospital, J-Janes, Lutheran Ladies, Mankato Endowment Association, Mankato Garden Club, Mankato Livestock, Mankato Professional Pharmacy, Mankato Women’s Golf Tournament, Nancy Spiegel, Norma and Ed Fiehler, Ortman Insurance Agency, Rick and Sheila Diamond, St. Theresa Guild, State Exchange Bank, Thelma Shelton, and Walker Auto Service.

For more information on SVT, call Susan McConaghy at (785) 534-2395 or by email at [email protected]


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