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.
In FY 2018, $222,792 in grant funding was available for allocation to eligible transit capital and/or operational projects as identified in the MPO's adopted Coordinated Human Services Plan. On June 20, the MPO Transportation Advisory Committee awarded this funding as follows:
- $48,534 to Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services for operating assistance.
- $174,258 to the Greensboro Transit Authority to purchase three paratransit vehicles.
See the fully executed MPO action.
A general timeline used each year for the 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