The process for receiving section 5310 funding in Florida is very competitive. We are lucky in that we receive 5310 funding every year but that does not mean that we have all of our vehicle needs met every year. A lot of public transportation agencies are working with aging fleets that need to be updated so that we can maintain our current service. We would like the opportunity to expand services to the frail elderly and frail elderly veterans and keep it at an open door service level. In our 2,300 square mile area, we have no trouble getting the trips to do. The demand is so great that we could afford to expand to a bigger population if we were given the opportunity for more vehicles under section 5310. Section 5339 is a good start with this issue but it is not the only thing that can be done.
Idea No. 32