Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides grant funding through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation Program to improve mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the MAG Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Program Ad Hoc Committee is to develop the prioritization of applicants to receive FTA Section 5310 grant funds for capital and operating expenses in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area (UZA).

FY 2018 MAG Region Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Phoenix-Mesa

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer Section 5310 funds. The change to the Designated Recipient has resulted in modifications for the submittal of the 2018 Section 5310 applications in the MAG region. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards in the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the MAG application process in coordination with the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process.

FY 2018 Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area Application Process Update

The 2018 Section 5310 application and handbook for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA is scheduled to be released on January 26, 2018. The 2018 Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MAG offices, 302 N 1st Avenue, 2nd floor Saguaro Room. Please note, all applicants of FTA Section 5310 funding are federally required to participate in human services transportation coordination efforts. The next MAG Transportation Ambassador Program meeting will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the at the MAG offices, second floor Saguaro Room.

  • For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application process or how to participate in regional coordination efforts, contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG, using the contact links on this page.
  • For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA Program, contact Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix, at wendy.miller@phoenix.gov.

ADOT FY 2018 FTA Section 5310 Application Process

The following information pertains to the ADOT 2018 Section 5310 application process for agencies applying for Section 5310 grant awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, including the Avondale/Goodyear UZA.

Notification has been received on the availability of FTA grand funding for Federal Fiscal Year (October 2018 through September 2019) administered by ADOT to enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Arizona. Contact Valencia Goodson, ADOT Transit Program Manager, Section 5310 Program at VGoodson@azdot.gov, or Ann Cochran, ADOT Transit Program Manager, Section 5310 Program at ACochran@azdot.gov, for additional information on the ADOT section 5310 application process.

According to the ADOT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), all potential applicants are required to attend one mandatory application webinar. An optional workshop will be offered for an in-person training on how to use the E-grants program, see times and dates below.

Optional workshop on how to use E-grants

  • January 23rd workshop in Tucson – 5310 from 1-4 p.m.


Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Martin Lucero, City of Surprise, Chair Robert Yabes, City of Tempe, Vice Chair
Ron Brooks, Valley Metro Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix
Laura Carter, Town of Florence Kristin Myers, Town of Gilbert
Greg Davies, City of Scottsdale Christina Plante, City of Goodyear
Matt Dudley, City of Glendale Janice Simpson, City of Avondale
Autumn Grooms, City of El Mirage Jeff Tourdot, Maricopa County
Ed Jones, City of Mesa  

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