Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

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2019 Plan Update

The Greensboro MPO invites your review and comment on the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan 2019 Update. This plan is to prioritize funding for Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program.

Hard copy documents are available at the Greensboro libraries, or the offices of the Greensboro City Clerk, Guilford County Clerk, PART, and NCDOT Division 7. Comments are due by May 8.

A public workshop for the Coordinated Plan is scheduled for May 7, from 4-7 pm, on the plaza level of the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St.

Your comments can be sent by email, or mail to:

Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan 2019 Update
Attention: Tram Truong
PO Box 3136 Greensboro, NC 27402-3136

If you have any questions, please contact MPO Staff.

Background

Since May 2008, the MPO has had a Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. This plan guides the selection of projects for funding under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) human services transportation programs. These programs focus on unmet transportation needs and transportation priorities for persons with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes. The primary funding source allocated under the Coordinated Plan is the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.

2016 Routine Amendment to the Coordinated Plan

routine amendment to the latest Coordinated Plan was enacted at the April 27 MPO meeting. The amendment implements a recommendation from FTA and NCDOT to make transit vehicle purchases by sub-grantees (TAMs and nonprofit organizations) an ineligible expense. FTA regulations make purchase of transit vehicles by agencies other than the direct recipient (GTA) excessively difficult for all concerned.

These difficulties include sub-grantee reporting requirements (required monthly over the useful life of the vehicle); useful life requirements (vehicles must be kept in service their full useful life as defined by FTA or grant funds must be repaid); and GTA oversight requirements (ensuring sub-grantee compliance and financial responsibility if the sub-grantee defaults).

This amendment does not restrict the ability of TAMS and nonprofit organizations to compete for operating assistance and/or technology.

2014 Coordinated Plan Update

In June, the MPO TAC adopted the 2014 Updated Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.

2014 Coordinated Plan Update CoverThe primary changes made under this update were to establish eligibility of nonprofit organizations to compete for eligible funding and in response to a funding opportunity made possible by NCDOT, to provide for the allocation of any remaining funds under the old SAFETEALU era JARC or New Freedom programs

A copy of the adopted plan can be downloaded by clicking on the link above or the image to the right.

For more information, please contact MPO staff. 

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