Title 49 USC Section 5310 authorizes the formula assistance program for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program and provides formula funds to designated recipients to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Cherriots is the agency responsible for distributing formula allocations for projects located within Marion and Polk Counties for Section 5310 funds passed through ODOT. This program funds eligible capital, contracted service, and preventive maintenance projects for transportation providers serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Through the Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA), ODOT has supplemented Federal Transit Administration (FTA) §5310 funds with flexible Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding. In recent years, as much as 88% of §5310 funding distributed by the state was due to ODOT STP funds transferred to the FTA §5310 Program.
ODOT’s 5310 program requires that all projects selected for award address at least one need or strategy identified in the Cherriots Coordinated Public Transportation – Human Services Transportation Plan dated September 2019 (“The Coordinated Plan”).
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