Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

The Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program utilizes federal and state funds for capital and operating projects that improve the mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants include private non-profits, local units of government, and operators of public transportation. The Section 5310 program is administered by an annual competitive application process. The next application process will occur Summer 2015.

The Section 5310 program provides grant funds for capital and operating expenses for:

  • Public transportation projects planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable
  • Public transportation projects that exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.)
  • Public transportation projects that improve access to fixed route service and decrease reliance on complementary paratransit
  • Alternatives to public transportation projects that assist seniors and individuals with disabilities with transportation

2015 Application Timeline and Process

Applications for the 2015 projects were due August 15, 2014. The following document lists applications received. These applications will be scored and ranked by review panels and projects selected for funding will be announced Fall 2014 for projects beginning January 1, 2015.

Large urbanized area links and maps

The state’s four large urbanized areas (Appleton, Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee) are now administering the 5310 programs for their geographic areas while the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) continues to administer the program for the small urban and rural areas of the state.

Federal Transit Administration MAP-21

For more information about the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Program, use the links provided below.

Forms and reports for current grantees

Important: The following document(s) are in Word word format unless otherwise noted.


If you have any questions about the 5310 program, please contact one of the WisDOT Specialized Transit Program Managers:

Katie Patterson, katherine.patterson@dot.wi.gov, 608-264-7335

Judy Foss, judy.foss@dot.wi.gov, 608-266-8968

Questions about the content of this page:
Judy Foss, judy.foss@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: September 5, 2014

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