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.

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

The Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program will provide approximately $2 million in federal funding to improve mobility for seniors and people with disabilities. Funds are available each federal fiscal year and are distributed following a MORPC review and approval process.

Section 5310 Application (PDF)

Vehicle Cost Worksheets (Excel):

For additional information about vehicle options or to schedule a demo, please contact:

Brad Palmer
Tim Patterson
Bus Service Inc.
Dan McConnell
American Bus Accessories


The deadline for requests is January 13, 2020.

Applicant must attend one of two information sessions:

December 3, 2019
3:30 – 5 p.m.MORPC
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
December 5, 2019
2 – 3 p.m.Delaware County Transit Board
119 Henderson Ct.
Delaware, OH 43015


Those attending an information session should RSVP to MORPC Principal Planner Mike Borger at mborger@morpc.org or 614.233.4155.

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

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

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