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 Goals and Strategies from the Regional Mobility Plan and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Section 5310 Funding Program for the Columbus urbanized area. The Regional Mobility Plan covers the Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan for ODOT Region 6 which includes Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette, Logan, and Union counties.

Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

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.

The 5310 funding application can be accessed here.

Due to supply chain issues and subsequent production issues, MORPC will be recommending applications for capital vehicles. Please understand that the delivery timeframes are unknown and could be several years.

Funding Amounts

  • 5310 (2023) – $1,732,502

A workshop was held on September 27, 2023.

View the 5310 Enhanced Mobility Funding Workshop Slides

View the presentation on YouTube

The application is open until October 23, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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

Click here to view past 5310 grant recipients.

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

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.

2021-2026 Regional Mobility Plan

Contact Information
Elliott Lewis
Principle Planner

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