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
A 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.
The 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.
2013 Coordinated Plan Update
The previous Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, now expired, was adopted in June 2013. It was a major overhaul of the document, adding in explanations of how MAP-21 impacted transit grant programs that have their funding selection guided by the Coordinated Plan; and analysis of demographic and service trends in the Greensboro Urban Area; and a revised evaluation and prioritization methodology for selecting projects under Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program.
For more information, please contact MPO staff.