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 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).

Notification of the FY 2020 MAG Region Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA Application Process

FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation funds. This has resulted in modifications for the submittal of the FTA 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 as the Designed Recipient.  For further information, please refer to the MAG Regional Boundary Map under the Resources link below.

The Regional Section 5310 Proposal Assistance Workshop for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA was held on Monday, February 3, 2030. Materials from the workshop can be found in the Past Meetings and Events section on this page. The Most Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated below. Please note, there was an error on the question regarding the year for federal funds, the application has been updated titled Version 6.1. If you have any questions, contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG Human Services Transportation Planner III, 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 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the MAG offices, Saguaro Room. For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application process or how to participate in regional coordination efforts, contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG, at DGaisthea@azmag.gov. For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA Program, contact Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix, at wendy.miller@phoenix.gov.



Application Deadline

Applications are due by Monday, February 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) to the Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 North 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.  Please mark all application materials, ATTN: DeDe Gaisthea - 5310 Application.  The MAG third floor receptionist will mark submitted materials, certifying the date and time applications are received.  A receipt can be issued upon request. Submittal of applications must include one (1) original hardcopy with signatures, one (1) photocopy, and one (1) electronic copy (of all documents) on CD/DVD or flash drive. Please refer to the Section 5310 Handbook at the link above for further information on how to submit your application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


ADOT FTA Section 5310 Application Information

For information regarding areas outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, that include rural, small urban, and the Avondale/Goodyear, can be found on the ADOT website at the following link. In 2019, ADOT moved to a two year application cycle. Potential applications who did not apply in 2019 will have an opportunity to apply in 2021. For more information regarding the ADOT Section 5310 application process, please contact, Lindsay Post, ADOT Transit Program Manager, at lpost@azdot.gov, or Ann Cochran, ADOT Transit Program Manager, at acochran@azdot.gov.


Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Robert Yabes, City of Tempe, Chair Ed Jones, City of Mesa
Matt Dudley, City of Glendale, Vice Chair Nichole McCarty, Town of Gilbert
Carolyn Ballard, Town of Florence Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix
Joan Freeman, City of Scottsdale Kim Perez, City of Goodyear
Autumn Grooms, City of El Mirage Kristen Taylor, City of Surprise

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