Temporary Office Closure

A/GFTC staff will be working remotely as of 3/16/2020. As a result, the office location will be closed. However, staff is still available via email (preferred) and phone during normal business hours.

Funding Solicitation — Section 5310 Program

2020 Solicitation — Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is pleased to announce the availability of $26.1 million in funding to enhance mobility options for seniors and persons with disabilities.

This funding, administered by NYSDOT and made available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310), is intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to traditional transportation services and by expanding community mobility options.  

Funding for projects will be awarded through a competitive solicitation process and will require an applicant match. Prospective projects will be rated based on established criteria that includes performance measures, project relationship to identified gaps in service, and degree of integration and coordination with local transportation planning efforts.

Information regarding assistance identifying candidate projects, program guidance, application forms and details on program webinars will be on found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/policy-and-strategy/public-transportation/specialized-transportation/5310 shortly. Completed applications will be accepted electronically through March 16, 2020. For further information on this program opportunity or if you have any questions related to the posted materials, please contact NYSDOT at 5310MobilityApplications@dot.ny.gov or (518) 457-8335. Do not contact A/GFTC regarding 5310 application materials.

As part of the application process, applicants are required to reference the A/GFTC Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (click for link). This plan was adopted on July 10, 2018. Questions regarding the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan may be directed to A/GFTC via email to jmance@agftc.org.

Funding Opportunity — Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in coordination with A/GFTC, is pleased to announce the call for pedestrian safety projects included in the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP). The local call for pedestrian safety projects includes $40,000,000 in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds for systemic pedestrian safety projects on local and county urban roads and streets.

NYSDOT will host a webinar in late October or early November of 2017 to answer questions about the program and the application process. Additional information about the webinar, program guidance, how to apply, application forms and related materials will be available at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/highway/psap.

Applications must be submitted to NYSDOT by March 09, 2018. For more information, email info@agftc.org or call us at (518) 223-0086.