Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides grant funding through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation Program to improve mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the MAG Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Program Ad Hoc Committee is to develop the prioritization of applicants to receive FTA Section 5310 grant funds for capital and operating expenses in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area (UZA).

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer Section 5310 funds. The change to the Designated Recipient has resulted in modifications for the submittal of the 2018 Section 5310 applications in the MAG region. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards in the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the MAG application process in coordination with the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process.

MAG Region Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area (UZA)

Information about the Section 5310 Program for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, and relevant materials can be found below.

Notice of 2018 FTA Section 5310 Applicants for the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area

Notice is hereby given that the following organizations have applied for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fiscal Year 2018 Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program for the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area:

Ability360, ACCEL, Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped, Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH), Beatitudes Campus, Benevilla, Central Arizona Council on Developmental Disabilities, Chandler Gilbert Arc, City of Glendale, City of Phoenix, Civitan Foundation, Daring Adventures, Foothills Caring Corps, Goldensun, Gompers, Hacienda Healthcare, Hope Lives, Horizon Health & Wellness, Independence Plus, Lifewell Behavioral Wellness, Marc Community Resources, Native American Connections, Northern Arizona University: Civic Service Institute, Nobody’s Perfect, Northwest Valley Connect, One Step Beyond, Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors, The Centers for Habilitation (TCH), Treasure House, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona, Valley Metro, VALLEYLIFE, and YMCA Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors.

Public comments regarding any of the agencies listed above may contact the Maricopa Association of Governments, Human Services Transportation Planner II, DeDe Gaisthea, 302 N. 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85003, phone (602) 254-6300, or by using the contact links on this page.

Please note, all applicants of FTA Section 5310 funding are federally required to participate in human services transportation coordination efforts. The next MAG Transportation Ambassador Program meeting will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the at the MAG offices, second floor Saguaro Room.

ADOT FY 2018 FTA Section 5310 Application Process

The following information pertains to the ADOT 2018 Section 5310 application process for agencies applying for Section 5310 grant awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, including the Avondale/Goodyear UZA.

Notification has been received on the availability of FTA grand funding for Federal Fiscal Year (October 2018 through September 2019) administered by ADOT to enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Arizona. Contact Valencia Goodson, ADOT Transit Program Manager, Section 5310 Program at VGoodson@azdot.gov, or Ann Cochran, ADOT Transit Program Manager, Section 5310 Program at ACochran@azdot.gov, for additional information on the ADOT section 5310 application process.



Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Martin Lucero, City of Surprise, Chair Robert Yabes, City of Tempe, Vice Chair
Ron Brooks, Valley Metro Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix
Laura Carter, Town of Florence Kristin Myers, Town of Gilbert
Greg Davies, City of Scottsdale Christina Plante, City of Goodyear
Matt Dudley, City of Glendale Janice Simpson, City of Avondale
Autumn Grooms, City of El Mirage Jeff Tourdot, Maricopa County
Ed Jones, City of Mesa Ann Marie Riley, City of Chandler

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