Enhanced Mobility

The  Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) provides funding for transportation for people with disabilities and older adults who have difficulty using public transit or need improved access to it.  COG is the Designated Recipient for this program for the Washington DC-VA-MD Urbanized Area and the program provides approximately $2.8 million per year in matching grants for nonprofit organizations, local governments, transit agencies and private for-profit providers.

The TPB’s Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan outlines the competitive selection process for the grants. At least every two years, the TPB issues a solicitation for grant applications.  For each solicitation, the Access for All Advisory Committee confirms priority projects identified in the Coordinated Plan.  Past  projects include many of those priorities: travel training, wheelchair accessible taxis, vehicle acquisition for non-profit organizations serving clients with developmental disabilities, and volunteer driver programs.

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    Enhanced Mobility grantees share the secrets to their success

    June 13, 2017

    About every two years the TPB plays a key role in selecting and awarding federal grant funding to projects and initiatives throughout the region aimed at...

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    Access for All Advisory Committee (AFA) relaunches with new members

    July 11, 2016

    Earlier this summer we finished recruiting new members for our Access for All Advisory Committee (AFA), a group first set up in 2001 to give a voice to people...

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    Heart of COG - Lynn Winchell-Mendy

    March 1, 2016

    Earlier this year, the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved nearly $8 million in funding for a slate of 21 projects to address the transportation needs...

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    Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fleets Expand in the District of Columbia

    February 23, 2016

    Area transportation companies Yellow Cab Company of D.C. and Royal have added a total of 13 new wheelchair accessible taxis to their fleets, thanks to a grant...

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    TPB Selects Projects to Receive New Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Funding

    February 3, 2015

    A number of local efforts to address the specialized transportation needs of older adults and persons with disabilities will receive funding this year under a...

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    Regional Solicitation Underway for Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Grant Funding

    September 9, 2014

    The Transportation Planning Board recently began accepting applications for funding under a new federal program aimed at addressing the transportation needs of...

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