JARC and FTA 5310

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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 JARC Call for Projects 2019 

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. JARC grant funding available in the FBRMPO region is calculated based on a 10% set-aside from the 5307 urban transit formula apportioned for the Asheville Urbanized Area.

FBRMPO is holding a spring 2019 call for Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC) funding for Haywood County projects only, due to a lack of regional JARC funding for this current call for projects, in January 31-March 29, 2019. Please find below the call for projects materials. 

Selection and Board approval will take place in Summer 2019.

Please find additional reference materials below:

FBRMPO 5310 Call for Projects 2019 

FBRMPO is currently holding a spring 2019 call for 5310 funding from January 31-March 29, 2019. Please find below the 2019 call for projects materials. 

Additional reference materials:

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. Statewide NCDOT 5310 Coordinated Plan is available here (summer 2018 update).

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.

FBRMPO Community Transportation Stakeholders Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the FBRMPO “Community Transportation Stakeholders” list and be notified about 5310 and JARC calls for projects, please contact mpo@landofsky.org with your name, agency name and email address.