Keep in mind that the realm of possible applications of this new 5310 program is very wide (as are possible performance measures) and [data collection methodologies]. These include mobility management (Rides Created) [surveys], vehicle acquisition (rides maintained)[ridership counts], routing/scheduling/dispatching/vehicle tracking software and hardware (increased systemwide ridership)[ridership counts], and accessible ...more »
Collecting any statistics other than the number of elderly or disabled riders funded under the 5310 would be difficult, time consuming and add an extra cost to the transit system’s staff time. Also NTD should be the only system used to collect the data.
• It is important that subrecipients not be overly burdened with 5310 reporting responsibilities, given that many of them are human services agencies and nonprofit service providers. As such, FTA should coordinate with states and/or designated recipients to shift some of the reporting responsibilities to the state and/or designated recipient as part of program administration. The number of measures reported to FTA by ...more »
Require a metric that is the ratio of total operating costs divided by number of unique clients.
Require that the percentage of client demographic make-up correlate to the demographic make-up of the community.
The most valuable usage of funds for us are: vehicle replacement, vehicle replacement, vehicle replacement.
Away We Go Transport is a non profit and we are transporting developmentally disabled with severe medical disabilities. 90 percent of our cliental are non ambulatory. When awarding the large busses it would be great if the organization has say so of the floor plan. We would be able to save 35 miles a day and 2 to 3 hours of a driver each weekday if we could have a floor plan with more wheel chair space as in as many as ...more »
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.
This idea is to have a Quality and Efficiency Champion in every transportation municipality across the country. This Champion would be responsible for the collection, tracking and aggregation of data regarding transportiaotn to seniors and people with disabilities and would be responsible to report said to the local transportation authorities.
The FTA should provide funding assistance for person s who are disabled (PWDS) to secure and provide their own solar-powered accessible and regular vehicles owned by them for provision of service to supplement existing service in order to accommodate stranded riders who cannot get picked up by wheelchair taxi or paratransit, riders with respiratory allergies and bone and joint disabilities and to transport to areas not ...more »
Segregation of Section 5311 program funds to Large Urban, Small Urban and Rural categories has stunted the states ability to effectively and efficiently utilize funds. Recommend that funds be consolidated to one pot per state as with SAFETEA-LU and previous authorization and funds be administered by states.
FTA should develop measures that show how 5310 programs supplement and/or enhance transit options that are above and beyond what is possible under the formula programs. States should retain the flexibility to develop their own outcomes and should roll-up the data from sub-recipients.