05/17/22 – Agenda

River Valley Transit Authority  


May 17, 2022

REVISED 5/16/2022

Time:         5:30 PM

Place:         144 West Third Street, 3RD Floor, Williamsport, PA 17701

Purpose:     Inaugural Board Meeting

Note:          The CDC states if you are not fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.

Agenda Items

Item # 1          Call to Order – Attorney Jill Nagy

Item # 2         Call for a Chairperson – Attorney Jill Nagy

Item # 3         Approval of RVTA Board Bylaw’s

Item # 4         Election of Officers

Item # 5         Appointment of Executive Director of RVTA

Item # 6         Appointment of RVTA Solicitor

Item # 7         Appointment of RVTA Auditor

Item # 8         Resolution # 2022-001 – to adopt the 2022-2023 RVTA Operating Budget

Item # 9         Resolution # 2022-002 – approving a Professional Services Agreement with Geisinger Heath, Guardian and Health Equity 

Item # 10        Resolution # 2022-003 – approving the revising of the River Valley Transit Authority Hiring and Maintenance of Essential Requirements (Retention) and Employment Qualifications/Driver Policy 

Item # 11        Resolution # 2022-004 – authorizing approval of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program

Item # 12        Resolution # 2022-005 – authorizing approval of SAFTI required RVTA Policies

Item # 13        Resolution # 2022-006 – authorizing the adoption of Substance Abuse/Zero Tolerance Policy         

Item # 14        Resolution # 2022-007 – authorizing entry into the State Association for Transportation Insurance Worker’s Compensation Pool (effective July 1, 2022)

Item # 15        Resolution # 2022-008 – to adopt and transfer all existing River Valley Transit (RVT) – Contracts, Professional Service Agreements and Proposals for transfer to River Valley Transit Authority (RVTA)

Item # 16        Resolution # 2022-009 – authorizing RVTA to enter into an Assumption Agreement with Bridgestone for Tire Leasing Services Contract

Item # 17        Resolution # 2022-010 – authoring RVTA to enter into a Professional Services contract with Paycor for Payroll and HR benefits

Item # 18        Resolution # 2022-011 – between RVTA and Woodlands Bank for Line of Credit and authorize opening of new checking accounts and assigning check signors

Item # 19        Resolution # 2022-012 – committing the Local Match for FY 2022-2023

Item # 20       Resolution # 2022-014 – adopting the official Safety Plan for RVTA

Item # 21        Authorize transfer of Petitions for Collective Bargaining Unit (ATU Local 1496)

Item # 22       Authorize assignment acceptance of Transit Worker Protection Agreement

Item # 23       Authorize submission of Request to be named the Federal Recipient for Transit Funds

Item # 24       Resolution # 2022-013 – accepting the 2022 RVTA meeting dates

Item # 25       New Business

Item # 26       Public Comments

Item # 27       Adjournment

Next Meeting Date: 

  • RVTA June Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (5:30pm – TTCII)
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Employment – Class B Diesel Mechanic

Immediate hire.  Great career opportunity for a quality individual.  40 hour/week schedule.  Regular scheduled days off.  New facility featuring state-of-the-art work area.

Class B Diesel Mechanic – 2nd Shift3:30-12am, Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Perform preventive maintenance on Diesel and Compressed Natural Gas Buses as well as Autos and light trucks and equipment
  • Minor mechanical repair work: Tire & wheel, brakes, batteries, belts & hoses
  • Parts replacement on vehicle operating systems
  • Servicing of Buses
  • Road test
  • Position requires a valid CDL class B with Passenger Endorsement and Air Brake restriction lifted as well as PA State Inspection license of the appropriate class. 

Will train the right candidate for each certification.

Competitive salary and benefits, day 1, including:

  • Paid vacation
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays
  • Uniform
  • Life Insurance
  • Tool Allowance
  • Health Insurance
  • Training
  • Pension
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Sick Leave

Applications accepted by:

Nesco Staffing Services

454 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA
(570) 326-1736
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
No Appointment Necessary.

Please no calls or visits to the RVT administrative office.

All applicants must possess a valid drivers license and have an excellent driving record. All positions are subject to residency requirements and to all applicable Federal Regulations governing workplace anti-drug and alcohol programs in the transit industry as specified by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and 49 CFR P655 and 49 CFRP Part 40, and the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”. This shall include analytical urine drug testing and breath testing for alcohol for: reasonable suspicion, random, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up during the course of employment.

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RVT Adds Daytime Bus Trips

Williamsport, PA… For the safety of passengers and bus operators, River Valley Transit added 2 more buses between 10am – 2pm weekdays. The increase in bus trips avoids over-crowding on buses. Additional timepoints have been added going both East and West departing from the Trade & Transit Center. See schedule.

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Things to keep in mind

  • Riders are encouraged to only use bus service to go to work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essential trips.
  • Riders are required to enter and exit the bus using the rear door to minimize driver contact unless they need to use the ramp for wheelchair boarding or other mobility devices.
  • Passengers will not be required to purchase fare or passes to ride River Valley Transit buses until further notice.
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