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UCHRA Transportation In Need Of New Vehicles And Parts

UCHRA’s transportation department feeling the pressures of today’s vehicle and part shortages. Executive Director Mark Farley said the current fleet has several maintenance issues. Farley said the fear is that the agency’s routes may be impacted. “We are running into situations where particular parts of the vehicle we can’t get repaired,” Farley said. “We do have some vehicles that we ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Looking For Tutoring Resources, Transportation Through ESSER

The Jackson County School System is focusing on capital projects and learning loss in its latest ESSER application. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the district is applying to put awnings on school buildings and outdoor classrooms. However, Brown said the district decided to go above and beyond what is required for learning loss spending to make the biggest difference ... Read More »

TCAT-Livingston Applying For Robots, Transportation And More Teachers

TCAT-Livingston and Six Upper Cumberland School Districts are partnered on a $1 million grant application. The application is through Tennessee’s GIVE 2.0 program. Operations and Facilities Vice President Jeff Slagle said the goal is to grow the region’s advanced manufacturing programs. Slagle said a large portion of the funding is aimed at getting students accustomed to working along side the ... Read More »

White County Transportation Software Saving Time And Money

A new transportation software update allows White County School System buses to run routes more efficiently. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the software update allows for faster route scheduling and street level mapping. Dronebarger said the software has even allowed for the elimination of one bus route so far. “We did come across one route here recently, rather close ... Read More »

UCHRA Seeking Regional Input On Services Needed

UCHRA is looking for residents across the region to take its Community Needs Assessment to help focus service efforts. Community Services Assistant Director Megan Spurgeon said UCHRA wants input from citizens, elected officials, law enforcement and more. Spurgeon said services are often tied to a certain poverty level, however that has expanded during the pandemic. “If someone is technically over ... Read More »

Transitional Housing and Job Needs Increasing For Cookeville

The need for transitional housing and employment has grown over the last year in Cookeville. UCHRA Substance Abuse Solutions Director Glen Sayes said his office sees 10 to 15 people a week who are in need of emergency or transitional housing. Sayes said the pandemic and a lack of affordable housing has made recovery a struggle for many people. “You ... Read More »

Three UC Counties Need MyRide Volunteers

MyRide Upper Cumberland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors keep their independence. Volunteers are needed in Putnam, Cumberland and Warren County. Upper Cumberland Regional Coordinator Carey Davenport said volunteers help seniors get what they need like groceries, medicine. “It allows that volunteer to assist with them or it just might also be just the communication and spending that time with ... Read More »