Transit

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is now accepting Applications for funding consideration through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides funding for transit related services that assist the state’s population of seniors & individuals with disabilities.
The following organizations are eligible to submit an application for the Section 5310 program:

  1. Private non-profit agencies for the specific purpose of providing transportation services that meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities
  2. Local governmental agencies approved by ALDOT to coordinate service for seniors and individuals with disabilities
  3. Governmental authorities certifying to ALDOT that no non-profit organizations are readily available in the area to provide the service

Federal funds administered through ALDOT are only extended to agencies providing transit services in the small urban and rural areas of the State. Please note that the one year sitout rule will be waived for FY-2019. Any eligible applicant can apply for an ALDOT 5310 capital grant in FY-2019. A local match of 20% is required for this capital program.

Completed grant applications must be submitted to the appropriate regional planning council in the respective geographic areas of the state in which Section 5310 transportation services are proposed. Only those grant applications submitted for funding consideration by the Regional Planning Councils will be considered for funding. The deadline for submissions to the appropriate regional planning council in the respective geographic areas of the state in which Section 5310 transportation services are proposed is 5:00 P.M. on August 9, 2018. Applications received after the established deadline will be returned. Postmarked submissions will not be accepted.

The application package provides specific eligibility requirements, match requirements, and eligible activities. The application and state management plan can be found here.

Each applicant must address unmet needs and specific strategies as identified in the locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan in order to be eligible to receive Section 5310 federal funding. The current Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan covering DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Marshall Counties in TARCOG region can be found at the bottom of this page.