FTA Issues Notice of Funding for Mobility for All
On November 1st, the Federal Transit Administration issued a notice of funding for its Mobility for All Pilot Program. The new program seeks to improve mobility options through strategies to enhance mobility and access to community services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with low incomes. The $3.5-million program will fund projects that enable transportation connections to jobs, education and health services. This funding opportunity seeks to improve mobility options through employing innovative coordination of transportation strategies and building partnerships to enhance mobility and access to vital community services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people of low income.
FTA will hold a webinar on December 3, at 3pm on the program. Find out how to apply by registering for the informational webinar. Applications are due January 6, 2020.
Eligible applicants are designated or direct recipients of 5307, 5310, or 5311 FTA program funds. Applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by FTA.
Additionally, the Secretary has announced that the Department intends on making additional funding available in the future, specifically for:
- A planned Complete Trip Deployment solicitation, which will make up to $40 million available to enable communities to showcase innovative business partnerships, technologies, and practices that promote independent mobility for all. “Complete Trip” means that a user can get from point A to point B seamlessly, regardless of the number of modes, transfers, and connections.
- A planned Inclusive Design Challenge, which will make up to $5 million in cash prizes available to innovators who design solutions to enable accessible automated vehicles. USDOT aims to increase availability and decrease cost of aftermarket modifiers that improve the accessibility of vehicles today and spark development for future automated vehicles.