Enhanced Mobility

Our work in enhanced mobility relates to transportation options for older adults and individuals with disabilities. It includes the Delaware and Franklin Counties Coordinated Plan (Coordinated Plan) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Section 5310 Funding Program for the Columbus urbanized area.

Coordinated Plans

Delaware and Franklin Counties Coordinated Plan

A coordinated plan must be a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan. They are updated every four years and are required to involve input from public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers, and members of the public.

The plans are required to identify transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. Coordinated plans are required by the Federal Transit Administration in order for counties to be eligible for funding under the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Section 5310.

MORPC is the designated recipient for Section 5310 funds coming to Delaware and Franklin counties. See our Funding & Grants page more information about that funding program, or scroll below.

2018-2021 Delaware & Franklin Counties Coordinated Plan

Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

MORPC’s 5310 Funding Program

MORPC administers the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities for the Columbus, Ohio urbanized area.

Through this program, MORPC provides capital and operating grants for public transportation services in order to meet the mobility needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Those eligible for funding include private non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and operators of public transportation services.

The goal of the Section 5310 Program is to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the transportation mobility options available to them.

Current Funding Cycle

$1 million is available for the Columbus, Ohio urbanized area for the current funding cycle. Applications will be due at 4 p.m. on February 11, 2019.

Download the application form in Word here.

To be considered for this grant, the applicant must attend an informational meeting about the grant on January 16, 2019 at the DATABus office or January 17, 2019 at the MORPC offices OR discuss with MORPC staff the intentions and expectations behind the applicant’s ask.

Program Management Plan

Click here to view the current Program Management Plan, developed in 2015.

Past Grant Award Winners

Click  here to view past 5310 grant recipients.

Transit Asset Management Plan

Per a 2016 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rule, 49 CFR Part 625, public transit providers that receive federal transit assistance are required to undertake certain transit asset management activities. As MORPC purchases vehicles under the Section 5310 program, those vehicles are required to be reported in a Transit Asset Management Plan (TAMP). The MORPC TAMP plan includes all open door subrecipients that are not transit agencies under the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) in Delaware and Franklin Counties in Central Ohio.

MORPC Section 5310 Group Transit Asset Management Plan, 2018

MORPC Group Transit Asset Management Plan Appendices, 2018

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