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12 Feb 18

Understanding Half Fare/Reduced Fare Requirements

This month’s blog was co-authored by Tara N. Clark, Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration Office of Program Management.  Public transportation law requires public transportation agencies that receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding under the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program to offer half fare or reduced fare to people with disabilities and seniors during off-peak…

30 Apr 17

Five Key Elements to Consider When Planning for a Grant’s Sustainability

Since January 2017, NADTC has had the honor of supporting six communities through the “Innovations in Accessible Mobility” grant program. Each grantee is funded with up to $50,000 for 12 months (through December) to develop and implement innovations that expand mobility opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities in their communities. To learn more…

31 Mar 17

Section 5307, 5310, and 5311: Using Non-DOT Federal Funds for Local Match

When it comes to applying for Federal Transit Administration grant funding under the Section 5307 (Urbanized Area and Passenger Ferry in Urbanized Areas), Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities), and Section 5311 (Rural Areas) programs, determining the type of funds that may be used for local match can be critical, but…

18 Sep 16

An Embarrassment of Riches: Multiple Funding Sources and Technology Projects

This is the fourth blog in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first three blog posts: “How Do I Get Started with Technology” , “What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?” and “Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment“. Subscribe now to…

29 Jun 16

Resources for Driving Safely

For older adults and people with disabilities who can and want to continue to drive, there are a number of up-to-date resources available that answer questions about driver readiness and safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is conducting a series of long-range studies on aging drivers called the LongROAD project (Longitudinal Research on Aging…