Elderly and Disabled (5310) Program
Public transit in Nevada ranges from modern Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Urban Areas to Para transit buses providing service to the elderly and disabled located in remote locations.
The NDOT Transit Section is responsible for helping in the creation and continuation of these services by administering the following Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants on an annual basis for the Elderly and Disabled (5310) program.
Services include general fixed route public transit, demand response Para transit services, intercity bus services, and daily rides for the elderly and disabled. NDOT also provides Planning Funds to the MPOs for the betterment of transit services statewide.
FTA program specific information and eligibility requirements:
- 5310 Elderly and Disabled
This program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. The funding requires a 20% local match. For transit vehicle purchases through this program, The State of Nevada provides 10% of the local match requirement.
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: Third Party Operating Contracts, and Capital expenses that support transportation to meet the special needs of older adults and persons with disabilities.
State Management Plan for the 5310 Program
FTA Circular: Transportation for Elderly Person and Persons with Disabilities