April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to our e-newsletter!

First and foremost, as you may have heard, we officially changed our name in January from Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation (SCAT) to North Central Area Transit (NCAT). This name change came as a result of our second big January announcement - the extension of our safe, reliable transportation services to Huron County. We're happy to report that that transition is proceeding as planned.


And there is more afoot. Much more - from new and renovated facilities to new clients. Each month, we'll be sending you this e-newsletter to keep you informed of the latest NCAT news, events, and other items of interest. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, too.


Thank you for reading and as always, thank you for your support of our mission.

Mary Habig, Executive Directo

NCAT grants from ODOT will help improve service

NCAT recently received three grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Transit Partnership Program that will help improve our services.


A $100,000 will allow us to purchase new scheduling software with integrated cameras for our transit vehicles in Seneca, Crawford and Huron counties. This equipment will improve safety while helping NCAT schedule even more trips.


A $330,000 grant will go toward the renovation of our Crawford County office space - part of a total makeover of the Galion Big Four depot building. The renovated space will hold all of our Crawford County Operations, making it easier for residents to access our services while providing a great space for meetings.


A $410,000 grant will support the renovation of our Seneca County bus storage garage in Fostoria. This will provide NCAT with two Seneca County facilities (the other is in Tiffin), which will dramatically improve our operations.


These grants are only part of the ongoing support NCAT receives from ODOT. They are a true partner with our organization, and their support helps improve the lives of residents in Seneca, Crawford and Huron counties. 

ODOT grant will provide new radios for NCAT's Huron County operations

A $65,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Workforce Development program will allow NCAT to purchase new radios to support operations in Huron County.


Thanks to this funding, NCAT will be able to purchase both a base unit for the operations center and hand-held radios for each Huron County vehicle. Having this system will improve the efficiency of our operations as well as the safety of both passengers and drivers. And, because the system will use the same frequency as Huron's emergency management center, Huron vehicles will be able to be dispatched to help in any emergency situation.

Providing services for new clients

NCAT will now be providing transportation services for clients of Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Huron County Department of Job and Family Services. NCAT also renewed contracts with the Jobs and Family Services departments in both Seneca and Crawford counties.


We are proud to partner with these outstanding public service agencies. Providing safe, reliable, affordable, and efficient public tranqasportation to them aligns perfectly with the NCAT mission.