The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) is a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding program authorized under 49 U.S. Code 5310 that makes federal funds available to states and urbanized areas, as designated by the census, to meet the public transportation needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities. Designated recipients are responsible for allocating funds within their designated urbanized area to eligible providers for eligible projects. Section 5310 funding is made available for capital and operating assistance projects to meet the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable. Section 5310 funding may also be used for public transportation projects that are meant to exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The federal share for capital projects cannot exceed 80% of the net project cost and the federal share for operating assistance projects cannot exceed 50% of the net project cost. More information on the Section 5310 program can be found in FTA Circular 9070.1G.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is responsible for programming Section 5310 funds in the North Central Texas region as well as allocating funds to eligible providers within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville urbanized areas as a designated recipient on a discretionary basis. Direct recipients and subrecipients should request funding through the Program of Projects development process. If you are interested in learning about more options for funding transit through the Section 5310 program, please visit the Strategic Partnerships webpage.