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Transit Programs

Elderly and Disabled (5310) Program


5310 (Capital/Vehicle)

This program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides formula funding to States for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit organizations or Governmental entities in meeting the transportation needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities. The funding requires a 20% local match.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible sub-recipients are private non-profit organizations, governmental authorities where no non-profit organizations are available to provide service, and governmental authorities approved to coordinate services.

Eligible Activities: This program (49 U.S.C 5310) provides Capital/Vehicle funds to: 1) serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services, where public transportation is in-sufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable; 2) projects that exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); 3) projects that improve access to fixed-route service and decreased reliance on complimentary paratransit; and 4) projects that are alternatives to public transportation.



FTA Circular: Transportation for Elderly Person and Persons with Disabilities