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5310 map August Tranportation Coordination



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  • 1. Regional Coordination Council August 14, 2013 MAP-21MAP-21 Changes in Funding forChanges in Funding for Specialized TransportationSpecialized Transportation
  • 2. In the PastIn the Past • ODOT administered the statewide program • MVRPC scored and ranked applications • Grantees ordered vehicles from state contract • Long delay between application and delivery • Agencies reported directly to ODOT on usage • Inspections every three years (MVRPC) • Most vehicles were used for one set of clients • Many agencies had no back up in case of mechanical problems • Vehicles were sometimes underutilized
  • 3. New Under MAP-21New Under MAP-21 • Section 5310 becomes Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities • Merges former New Freedom functions and funds into 5310 • Makes 5310 a formula program with 60% of funds going to large urbanized areas • Our Region’s share in 2013: $737,685 • ODOT will no longer manage our program
  • 4. Other ChangesOther Changes • Seniors w/o disabilities are now eligible for “alternatives to public transit” projects • Projects no longer have to be “new” • Access-to-fixed-route projects eligible • Projects must be “included in” Coordinated Plan • Competitive selection is not required • Performance measures must be established
  • 5. Eligible 5310 ProjectsEligible 5310 Projects • Minimum of 55% must go to “traditional” 5310 projects • Typically carried out by non-profits • Remainder can go “beyond ADA” or improve access to fixed route • Can now include operating and capital
  • 6. Eligible RecipientsEligible Recipients • FTA Designated Recipient (10% Admin.) • FTA Direct recipients (transit agencies) • Non-profit agencies • Public bodies approved to coordinate services for the elderly and people with disabilities • Public bodies that certify that no non- profits are readily available to provide services in their area
  • 7. New OpportunitiesNew Opportunities • More money and more local control • Can fund operating expenses (50%) • Could provide incentives for coordinating and expanding services • Seniors now eligible for “alternatives to public transportation” • Can make awards to address identified priorities – competitive selection not required
  • 8. New Reporting RequirementsNew Reporting Requirements Report to the National Transit Data Base* •Asset inventory and condition •Revenue and expense information •Vehicle revenue miles •Ridership •“Performance measures” – to be defined •Geographic coverage, service times *Recipients would be responsible for reporting for sub-recipients.
  • 9. New QuestionsNew Questions • How do we choose projects? • How do we procure vehicles? • How do we provide the most/best service? • How do we fund the local match for that that service? • How do we do required reporting? • How do we maintain “continuing control?” • How do we track and maintain vehicles? • How do we link to the Coordinated Plan?
  • 10. New TechnologyNew Technology New technology (GPS, MDT, AVM) could –make drivers/vehicles more efficient –improve customer service (automatic reminder calls, arrival notifications, etc.) –allow for “real time dispatching” –greatly simplify reporting –enable agencies to accept payment/fares from multiple sources –track maintenance, ridership, usage –automate much of the reporting process.
  • 11. 11 Can Fund Alternatives to PublicCan Fund Alternatives to Public TransportationTransportation • Public transportation alternatives: – Accessible taxis, ridesharing, vanpools – Vouchers – Volunteer driver and aide programs – Mobility management and coordination programs – Other?
  • 12. Coordinated Planning andCoordinated Planning and Project SelectionProject Selection • Must be included in or derived from the local Coordinated Plan (this requirement may be revised) • Projects do not have to be competitively selected (but can be) • Funds will be available in the year of allocation plus two years (must be obligated in an FTA grant in that time)