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Section 5310

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

Program update - July 29, 2019

The Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) continues to restructure, as staff take on new assignments and the organization continues to evolve. As part of this, all current 5310 providers recently received notification of new Project Manager assignments for the metro area and Greater Minnesota, as follows:

  • Sue Siemers - Greater Minnesota Traditional Vehicle based 5310 projects
  • Brien Konkol - Metro based Traditional 5310 Vehicle projects

Please check back for additional announcements as we retool the application process, and thank you for your continued service to transit riders throughout Minnesota via your agencies participation in the Section 5310 Program.

2019 recipient awards

In the summer of 2018, MNDOT’s Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) solicited for Vehicle Capital and Transit Coordination Assistance projects on a statewide basis. In the 2018 solicitation, the state received over 20 applications for over 40 projects in rural and urban locations throughout the State of Minnesota. The Section 5310 Program reviewed all the applications before a statewide committee, which provides the Office of Transit with direction regarding which projects to fund. Ultimately, 36 of the projects scored sufficiently and demonstrated eligibility for awards which were granted during the winter of 2018/19.

The following list provides a detailed account of the awards made for Vehicle and Transit Coordination projects throughout the state for implementation in calendar year 2019:

Traditional Vehicle Projects

Large Urban Traditional Vehicle Projects

Organization Name Project Description Total Project Cost Federal Share Local Share
Rise, IncorporatedPurchase four (4) replacement <30' (Class 400) buses, and one (1) expansion  <30' (Class 400) bus$405,000 $324,000 $81,000
Newtrax, IncPurchase six (6) replacement <30' (Class 400) buses $486,000 $388,800 $97,200
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc.Purchase two (2) replacement <30' (Class 400) buses $162,000 $129,600 $32,400
Midwest Special Services, Inc.Purchase three (3) replacement <30' (Class 400) buses $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Achieve Services, Inc.Purchase one (1) replacement standard 35' Class 500 bus $142,000 $113,600 $28,400
ProAct, Inc.- Eagan Purchase two (2) replacement <30' (Class 400) buses $162,000 $129,600 $32,400
Large Urban Vehicle Totals:   $1,438,000 $1,150,400 $287,600

Small Urban Traditional Vehicle Projects

Organization Name Project Description Total Project Cost Federal Share Local Share
WACOSA Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $ 16,200
Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Inc. - Mankato Purchase one (1) expansion <30' (Class 400) $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Small Urban Traditional Vehicle Totals:    $162,000  $129,600  $32,400

Rural Traditional Vehicle Projects

Organization Name Project Description Total Project Cost Federal Share Local Share
Options, Inc. Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
STEP, Inc. Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Norman County Developmental Activities Center Purchase two (2) expansion <30 bus Class 400 buses $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, Inc. Purchase one (1) expansion <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Polk County DAC, Inc. Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Winona ORC Industries, Inc. Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Epic Enterprise, Inc. Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Ability Building Center- Caledonia Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
White Earth Reservation Tribal Council Purchase one (1) replacement <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Employment Enterprises, Inc. Purchase one (1) expansion <30 bus Class 400 bus $81,000 $64,800 $16,200
Northern Itasca Hospital District Purchase one (1) expansion <30 bus Class 300 bus $74,000 $59,200 $14,800
Rural Traditional Vehicle Totals:   $884,000 $707,200 $176,800
Vehicle Capital Total:   $2,484,000 $1,987,200 $496,800

Transportation Coordination Assistance Projects

$3,727,676.00
Organization Name Project Description Total Project Cost Federal Share Local Share
Dakota County Mobility management services in the Southeast Metro  $295,000.00  $236,000.00  $59,000.00
Newtrax, Inc Mobility management services in the Northeast/East Metro area  $188,676.00  $150,940.80  $37,735.20
Washington County Mobility management services in the East Metro area  $115,000.00  $92,000.00  $23,000.00
Anoka County Mobility management services in the Northwest Metro area  $150,000.00  $120,000.00  $30,000.00
Hennepin County Mobility management services in the Central/West Metro area  $120,000.00  $96,000.00  $24,000.00
Scott County Mobility management services in the Southwest Metro area  $375,000.00  $300,000.00  $75,000.00
Transit Coordination Assistance Projects Totals:   $1,243,676 $994,940.80 $248,735.20
Section 5310 Combined Program Total   $2,982,140.80 $745,535.20

Program schedule

The application process for fiscal year 2019 begins with the Annual Spring Workshops and the opening of the solicitation.

  • Solicitation Opens: August 1st
  • Public Notification: August 30th (Vehicle projects only – see instructions)
  • Application due date: September 16th
  • Statewide review committee: TBD
  • Notification of Grant Award: October 16th
  • Contract execution goal: TBD

Workshop Resources

Annual solicitations for the Section 5310 program

Applications for State Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 are now available. Applicants may access the Blackcat Grants Management System to register your organizations and begin the State Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 application process for the Section 5310 Program. Follow the links below for application instructions.

Vehicle Capital projects

The State of Minnesota funds the purchase of vehicles to support eligible activities through the FTA Section 5310 program.

Section 5310 Resources for Programs operating in Minnesota

Greater Minnesota Transit Information

Additional References