The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has released a call for projects for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 funding for the West Valley Area of San Bernardino County. This funding is to be used for projects that directly affect Senior and Disabled and can be used for the following:
The Traditional FTA Section 5310 funding is for buses/vans that are ADA accessible, vehicle procurement testing and inspection, radios and communication equipment, computer hardware and software that support Section 5310 program purposes only, extended warranties which do not exceed the industry standard, and transit related intelligent transportation systems.
The Expanded FTA Section 5310 funding is for projects that are considered operating activities such as expansion of paratransit service that is beyond ADA minimum requirements, expansion of service hours, enhancement of services such as door-to-door or escort services, and new or expansion of volunteer driver programs. Additionally under the Expanded Section 5310 funding, capital activities are allowed such as acquisition of accessibility equipment beyond ADA requirements, purchasing accessible vehicles to support taxi, vanpooling, and/or ridesharing programs, and mobility management activities.
Applications are due to the SBCTA on March 1, 2017 and will be approved by the SBCTA Board on May 3, 2017.
For FTA Section 5310 opportunities is the East Valley Area, Victorville-Hesperia, and rural areas of San Bernardino County please go to the Caltrans website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/MassTrans/5310.html.