The MPO directs available Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program funds to eligible area projects using a competitive selection process. The focus is on transportation needs and priorities for persons with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes. The MPO's Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan guides the MPO selection of projects for Section 5310 funding.
Available FY 2016 Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program funds totaled $217,000. The MPO awarded these funds to projects of Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services (TAMS) and the Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) at its June meeting.
Review a sample Section 5310 Application for potential applicants for future calls for projects.
Generally, the MPO anticipates the following timeline for the annual Section 5310 Call for Projects and project selection decision:
April: Call for Projects
May: End Call for Projects, project scoring
June: Selection of Projects by MPO Transportation Advisory Committee
September: FTA completes review of applications and releases funds