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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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Best ways to utilize 5310 Funds- Leave it up to the region!

1) DO NOT LIMIT TRADITIONAL 5310 FUNDS TO CAPITAL ONLY- Open it up to allow operating assistance. Let the non-profits decide whether it is vehicles, or operating assistance needed. Some of the agencies could serve more of the target population if they received operating funds. 2) REMOVE THE MANDATE OF 55% ON TRADITIONAL 5310 FUNDS- In our region, some agencies are requesting AND RECEIVING up to 5 vehicles at a time because ...more »

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What are the three most valuable ways in which Section 5310 fund

This service has been extremely valuable to my consumers who need to get to or from work when or where gaps occur in our existing public transportation in our community. I believe all resources should be considered and these funds should be utilized only when there is not an existing feasible and accessible transportation source. I like to see collaborations and partnerships and have these funds used only when necessary ...more »

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Single Unified Reporting

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WV supports the reporting of 5310 as an aggregate and not by sub recipient. None of WV's 75 5310 sub recipients currently report through the NTD and none are 5307 or 5311 recipeints. It would be difficult informaiton to capture and burdensome on both the State and subrecipients.

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This "National Dialog" format is a waste of time and effort.

Why can't we just submit comments and suggestions in a "normal" coherent, thoughtful manner? Almost every "idea" that has been submitted evokes a reaction of "yes, but . . ." or "what do you mean?" Some of us try our best to be constructive, or offer ideas for improvement, but this format is seriously counter-productive, and should not be used any more in the future. Please!! And the requirement below to choose from ...more »

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Fixed Route Usage

The number of consumers who plan to use fixed route systems after travel training is completed best reflects the value of the Section 5310 program. This is somewhat akin to consumer satisfaction, but is more of a measure of consumers’ commitment to change how they transport themselves even after travel training is over. The goal of most travel training programs, including the Mobility Matters program at the Center for ...more »

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3 Most Valuable Ways to Use Section 5310 Funds

1) Teach seniors and people of disabilities how to use public transportation. Spending money to improve transportation is useless for these people unless they know how to use public transportation. Teach them how to fish instead of giving them fish – use Section 5310 funds to pay travel trainers, who travel alongside people of disabilities and show them how to use tools like 511, Contra Costa’s trip travel planning ...more »

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Most Valuable Uses of the Funds

Actual use of the funds (i.e., exactly how the funds are programmed – operating assistance, vehicles, etc.) depends on the location and should be determined by each designated recipient with its subrecipients. The two most valuable overall uses of the funds are: 1) Provide essential transit services in areas where there is no public transportation and 2) Provide supplemental transit services in areas where there ...more »

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Michigan Department of Transportation Comments

MDOT is strongly opposed to combining all of the performance measure related and asset/ inventory reporting requirements into a single NTD reporting requirement for the Section 5310 program. Section 5310 NTD reporting should be narrow in scope and limited to data directly and exclusively related to the language in Section 5335(c), specifically “transit asset inventory and (if available) condition assessment conducted ...more »

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