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.

2015 grant awards announced November 14, 2014

Governor Walker today announced 50 awards totaling $3,489,456 in state and federal funds to enhance and support local transportation options for Wisconsin seniors and individuals with disabilities. The specialized transportation program is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) via the Federal Transit Administrationís Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.

The program grants are awarded to assist local municipalities and private, non-profit agencies with providing transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Such services include mobility management, operating assistance and vehicle purchases.

Due to changes in the last federal transportation bill, the cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton and Green Bay now administer the federal 5310 program for their geographic areas. They coordinate with WisDOT to ensure continuity of the application and project selection process. WisDOT continues to administer the specialized transportation program for the rural and smaller urban areas of the state.

The federal and state program, initiated in the mid-1970s, has helped fund the purchase of more than 2,200 vehicles in Wisconsin, including the 740 active vehicles providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. In addition, approved projects for 2015 include funding for 15 mobility managers who help coordinate transportation services, increase transportation capacity and help connect individuals with transportation services in their geographic service area. Many of the grant recipients serve smaller communities in rural areas.

See the complete list of Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Grants for 2015.

Large urbanized area links and maps

The stateís 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 the WisDOT Specialized Transit Program Manager:

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

Questions about the content of this page:
Katie Patterson, katherine.patterson@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: December 12, 2014

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