The Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to apply for federal funding to replace the six-van fleet used in the city Dial-A-Ride program in Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta.
The program provides transportation on a reservation basis for residents 60-years-old and older. The program is operated by Southland Transit.
The existing vans will be replaced with the new, city-owned vehicles, to be purchased with a $284,000 grant from the Federal Transportation Agency. The city will contribute $56,000 in matching funds through the Proposition A and C sales tax fund.
The council also gave final approval to the exchange of grant deeds with developer Sal Gangi. The city will trade Gangi a parcel of land on Pennsylvania Avenue for 18 acres of open space in the Deerpass area of La Crescenta.