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 »
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 »
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 »
Please include performance measures which allow and support the continued funding of Mobility management as a part of the 5310 program. Its value is great in assisting vulnerable target group citizens to have greater access to needed transportation.
WV would have very little of this information. It would be burdensome on the subrecipeints and State to collect this information.
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.
I think limited service on weekend will be utilized by many disabled people to attend church or weekend events.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
MDOT recommends FTA use ridership, accessibility improvements and geographci coverage as the measures. These measures should be defined to show – at the designated recipient level – how the designated recipients Section 5310 funded programs fills in gaps and/or supplements transit options available for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities in addition to what is made possible through the two formula programs ...more »
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 »
2.People added to fixed route system or otherwise added to the public transportation system (a mobility management measure)