Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities - Section 5310:
The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program provides formula funding to increase the mobility of seniors and persons with disabilities. Funds are apportioned to large, urbanized areas with a population of over 200,000 and to states (for all areas under 200,000). It is a program that is planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable. Section 5310 funding grants are distributed to the designated recipient, Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST), as well as entities designated as sub-recipients. These designated recipients and sub-recipients are responsible for administering the program.
Urbanized Area Formula Grants - Section 5307:
The Urbanized Area Formula Program makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas with a population of 50,000 or more and for transportation-related planning. For large urbanized areas greater than 200,000, funds are apportioned and flow directly to a recipient selected locally to apply for and to receive federal funds. For the Fayetteville Area, the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) is the designated recipient for this federal funding. Eligible activities include planning, engineering, design, and evaluation of transit projects, capital investments in bus-related activities and fixed guideway systems, and other transit improvements.
Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Formula Program - 5339:
Provides funding to states and transit agencies through a statutory formula to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment to construct bus-related facilities. The formula has two components, Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program and the Low or No Emissions Bus Discretionary Program. Eligible recipients include designated recipients that operate fixed-route bus services or that allocate funding to fixed-route operators, and State and Local entities that operate fixed-route bus services. Eligible projects include capital projects to replace, rehabilitate and purchase bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.
Cumberland County Community Transportation Program
The Community Transportation Program provides safe, dependable, accessible, and affordable transportation to Cumberland County residents who do not have access to any means of transportation, including the elderly and disabled population. To learn more about the program click on the link below for access to the Cumberland County website.