Data Collection Recommendations

Data Collection Recommendations

Input on Section 5310 Performance Measures

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on FTA’s “National Online Dialogue: Seeking Input on Section 5310 Performance Measures.” AASHTO represents the 50 State Departments of Transportation as well as the Transportation Departments in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In the spirit of providing comments based upon field experience ...more »

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Data Collection Ability

Although I cannot speak for all agencies, but for my agency some of the data collection would be difficult because we do not have the funding to: - Increase geographic service area without reducing the level of service in the current service area - Increase service hours - Increase accessibility in terms of accessible vehicles. These are things that our agency would like to do, but we are not in the position to do so. ...more »

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Performance measures and tracking

The monthly reporting for small orgs receiving one or two vans must skew DRPTs overall results. There needs to be an exemption for small orgs that are limited by who they can transport, rural location. The measurement should be more about community integration and where the people get to go.

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Data Collection Idea- Leave it up to the Region!

Non-profits vary greatly in their mission and goals for each program. Instead of cookie cutter data- allow them to establish their own performance measures (based on a set of standard measurements- clients served, cost per ride, etc.) LET THE STATE, MPO, OR LARGE UZA collect the data and publish it in their annual update to the Human Services Coordination Transportation Plan. THE NON-PROFIT INFO DOES NOT TRULY COINCIDE ...more »

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Michigan Department of Transportation comments

MDOT recommends all reporting be done by the designated recipient and rolled up at the designated recipient level. FTA should not collect data at the subrecipient level. Some state DOTs have one hundred or more Section 5310 subrecipients As directed by federal law, these subrecipients are often not transportation professionals, but non-profit agencies that provide transportation services in support of their core mission ...more »

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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 ...more »

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