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 review, evaluate, and develop the prioritization of applicants to receive FTA Section 5310 grant funds for capital and operating awards in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area (UZA).

MAG Region Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

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. Agencies with services outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process. ADOT contact information can be found below. For further information on where your agency should apply, please refer to the MAG Regional Boundary Map under the Resources link below.

Notification of the FY 2021 MAG Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA Application

Agencies applying in the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will utilize the 2021 Section 5310 application and handbook coordinated by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department. Please note, funding opportunity available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) for Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), has been included in the 2021 Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application process. The 2021 Regional Section 5310 Grant Workshop is workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., virtually through Zoom. To register for the Section 5310 Training Workshop please contact Hezequias Rocha at HRocha@azmag.gov.

For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application process or how to participate in regional coordination efforts, contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG, using the contact links on this page. For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA Program, contact Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix, at Section5310@phoenix.gov.

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 tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, virtually through Zoom.

Resources


ADOT FTA Section 5310 Application Information

Section 5310 application information regarding areas outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, including 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. The next ADOT application cycle will include the years 2021 and 2022. Please note, the Notice of Funding Available is anticipated to be released in early February 2021, information will be updated as it is released. For more information regarding the ADOT Section 5310 application process, please contact, Lindsay Post, ADOT Transit Program Manager, at lpost@azdot.gov.

Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Robert Yabes, City of Tempe, Chair David Calloway, City of Mesa
Matt Dudley, City of Glendale, Vice Chair Nathan Williams, 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


Human Services Transportation Provider Inventory

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