Recipients of the Section 5310 program tend to be small nonprofit organizations with limited resources, whose main mission is often not transportation services. Overly rigorous data collection and reporting requirements may preclude these entities from participating in the 5310 program, and thus reduce the effectiveness of the program. Under MAP-21, Caltrans has delegating program development for the large urbanized areas in the San Francisco Bay Area to MTC (the metropolitan planning organization). MTC will be responsible for the project scoring and selection. Caltrans will be responsible for submitting the grant, vehicle procurement, and asset management. MTC and Caltrans are both better equipped to collect data on behalf of our subrecipients.
Idea No. 68