Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and FTA 5310 fall under the umbrella of Human Services Transportation grant funding. FBRMPO reviews and scores the applications through a process established in its Coordinated Public Transportation – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HST Plan) to select projects for funding. The initial project application consists of the program-specific requirements detailed in this package of forms and instructions. After a project application has been selected for funding, the applicant will be required to submit appropriate background Certifications and Assurances, and other documentation necessary to meet the requirements of the FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program (Section 5307 program under Title 1, United States Code).
FBRMPO is currently holding a spring 2017 call for 5310 projects from January 27-March 31, 2017. See the application materials here, or a fillable copy of the application here (attach additional pages if needed).
Please find additional reference materials below:
- 5310 Application Checklist from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
- 5310 Overview Slides (October 2015) can be found here
- City of Asheville 5310 Program Management Plan
- FTA 5310 Circular
- FTA List of Certifications and Assurances
Statewide 5310 Call for Projects:
Check NCDOT Public Transportation Division page for announcements about statewide calls for 5310 and other transit funding opportunities ( Grant and Program News). NCDOT typically holds a fall call for projects with a mid-November deadline.
Additional Information about JARC and 5310
See entries for “5307” and “5310 for additional information about updates to JARC and 5310 under the FAST act: FTA page here
Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Program
The goal of the JARC program is to improve access to transportation services to employment and employment related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals and to transport residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities. As of October 2015, JARC calls for projects in the FBRMPO region have been placed on hold pending the outcome of a Regional 5307 Formula Study (final report expected in the fall of 2016) . Additional info about JARC from FTA.
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
On December 18, 2015, The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has opened a technical assistance center that will offer guidance and support to transportation providers, advocacy groups and individuals to help expand travel options and promote the availability of FTA funding that improves mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The need for accessible transportation continues to grow in the U.S. Our over-65 population is projected to increase by 77 percent by the year 2045, and about one-third of people over age 65 has a disability. The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) will encourage specialized transportation services that maximize the reach of FTA’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program and other transit investments.