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 Ad Hoc Committee is to review, evaluate, and develop the prioritization of applicants to receive FTA Section 5310 grant funds for capital and operating awards in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale (PXMS) and the Phoenix West-Goodyear-Avondale (PWGA) Urban Areas.

MAG Region Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation funds. This has resulted in modifications for the submittal of the FTA Section 5310 applications in the MAG region. On October 25, 2023, the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council approved the request for the City of Phoenix as the Designated Recipient of FTA funds for the Phoenix West-Goodyear-Avondale Urban Area.

Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale (PXMS), or the Phoenix West-Goodyear-Avondale (PWGA) Urban Areas will apply through the MAG application process in coordination with the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department as the Designed Recipient. Agencies with services outside of the PXMS or PWGA Urban Areas will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process. ADOT contact information can be found below. For further information on where your agency should apply, please refer to the MAG Regional Boundary Map under the Resources link below.

Notification of the FY 2024 FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and Phoenix West-Goodyear-Avondale Urban Areas Application Process

Notice of Funding Available for the FY 2024 Section 5310 in the PXMS and PWGA UA. Agencies applying for Section 5310 funding in the PXMS and PWGA UA, will utilize the Section 5310 application and handbook at the links below. The presentation from 2024 MAG Regional Section 5310 Grant Workshop held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, is available at the Human Services Transportation Workshops website.

Please note, all applicants of FTA Section 5310 funding are federally required to participate in human services transportation coordination efforts. The next Transportation Ambassador Program meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. virtually. You can register for the TAP meeting now.

For information regarding the Section 5310 regional 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 regional Section 5310 Program, contact Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix, at [email protected].

Arizona Department of Transportation FTA Section 5310 Application Process

The FY2024 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the ADOT Section 5310 Regional Mobility Management application is currently open. This application will close Tuesday March 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM. This funding is available to Arizona Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Councils of Governments, or any entity that provides regional mobility management for an entire planning region. All those interested in applying must make sure to complete and submit your application through eGrants by 3:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2024.

ADOT will host a webinar with information about applying for this grant.
ADOT FY2024 5310 Regional Mobility Management Application
Tuesday February 13, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Time zone: America/Phoenix
Join Google Meet Video Call
Or dial: +1 650-466-0948 PIN: 921 657 743#

If you have any additional questions regarding the program please contact both Brian McCoy ([email protected]) and Aubree Perry ([email protected]).

Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Matt Dudley, City of Avondale, Chair
David Calloway, City of Mesa, Vice Chair
Nina Arredondo, Pinal County
Carolyn Ballard, Town of Florence
Seth Dyson, City of Surprise
Joan Freeman, City of Scottsdale
Nancy Jackson, City of Chandler
Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix
Philip Yabes, City of Buckeye
Lindsay Post, City of Tempe
Nathan Williams, Town of Gilbert
Tom Young, Valley Metro