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Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals
with Disabilities Program

NOTE: Federal guidance, in the form of an updated Federal Transit Administration Program Circular dated June 6, 2014, is reflected in an Updated Application and Instruction Manual for Federal Transit Administration Vehicles.
Each is available for download (below).

This program provides capital assistance for vehicles and specialized equipment to public agencies and private nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of transportation dependent individuals. This program requires public participation and equality of service under Title VI and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Program of Projects is developed from an annual application process. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires monitoring and oversight of these projects through quarterly performance reports, insurance documentation, preventative maintenance reporting, and on sight monitoring of equipment and services.

Type of Assistance: Capital

Eligibility: Private nonprofit organizations and public entities that provide transportation services to meet the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Amounts Available: Based on federal formula, approximately $2.4 million per year

Match Requirement: Capital - 80% federal, 20% local

Grant Application Period: The 2016 Application Cycle Is Open and Completed Applications Will Be Accepted Until 4:00 P.M. Monday, April 20, 2015.

NOTE: This funding will only be available if Congress finds a fix for the debt ceiling and addresses long term transportation needs

Download the application and instructions here:

• Click here for the Application.
• Click here for the Optional Site Specific Application (required if requesting two vehicles).

Document Downloads:

Instruction Manual for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Vehicles.

• Click here for Word format.
• Click here for Adobe Acrobat format.

Pre-Trip Inspection Form. Your driver is required to complete a Pre-Trip Inspection Form.  Your agency may use either a Daily or Weekly Pre-Trip Inspection form. 

• Click here for the Daily Form in Microsoft Excel format.
• Click here for the Weekly Form in Microsoft Excel format. 

Daily Use Trip Reports. You may use this form to record your trip information. You may use another management reporting system, provided that it captures all of the information included in this form.

• Click here for the Daily Use Trip Report in Microsoft Excel format.

Quarterly Performance Monitoring (QPM) Report.

• Click here for the Microsoft Excel format.

Vehicle Maintenance Record Booklet. This booklet must be kept updated and in the vehicle at all times.

• Click here for the Word format.
• Click here for the Adobe Acrobat format. 

Membership of Entity's Governing Board (Disclosure List).

• Click Here for the Microsoft Word format.
• Click Here for the Adobe Acrobat format.



Contact Information

Bill Bastress
Co - 5310 Program Manager
Email: Bill.Bastress@ahtd.ar.gov
Phone: (501) 569-4930
Fax: (501) 569-2476

 

Larry Lanes
Co - 5310 Program Manager
Email: Larry.Lanes@ahtd.ar.gov
Phone: (501) 569-4932
Fax: (501) 569-2476

 

 

 

 

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