Overview of the organization and mission.
The Clay Council
on Aging, Inc. operating as Clay Transit serves all of Clay County’s
transportation needs via a system of deviated fixed routes or flex routes and
coordinated paratranst services. Our
flex route operation currently consists of six routes serving seniors, the
disabled and other transportation disadvantaged, commuters and the general
public in Middleburg, Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs and Orange Park
providing connections to the Jacksonville Transit Authority, Putnam County
Transit and the Regional Transit System in Gainesville/Alachua County. All routes offer services to rural residents
and suburban residents, linking them to jobs, educational facilities, community
and senior centers, medical facilities, shopping, government offices, etc.
Organizational Structure - The Clay County
Council on Aging is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a volunteer board of
directors that operates aging and social services and services as the public
transportation agency for Clay County.
With the support of the Clay County Commissioners, we operate the County’s public transportation system
and provide a variety of services for the aging and other low income
Clay Transit which
serves as the Community Transportation Coordinator for Clay County, operates as
a division within the overall organization providing public fixed/flex routes
and coordinated paratransit. Transit services
in Clay County are operated directly by Clay Transit with staff and drivers
employed by the organization. All
services are managed and provided the Clay Transit and the organization is
responsible for insuring vehicles, hiring and training drivers, operating and
scheduling the vehicles and marketing. Maintenance is provided through a joint
effort between Clay Transit and the Clay County Commissioners at the fleet
maintenance shops operated by the County.
Lastly, fuel is purchased at the county fueling stations as well as
local gas stations for vehicles that are housed outside of our base of
operations in Green Cove Springs, Orange Park, Middleburg, and Keystone