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Section 5310

Section 5310

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

Program update - July 29, 2021

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 5310 Vehicle projects
  • Sue Siemers - Metro based Traditional 5310 Vehicle projects
  • Christine Neary - Tribal 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.

2021 recipient awards

In the summer of 2020, MNDOT’s Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) solicited for a two-year Vehicle Capital Program of  projects on a statewide basis. In the 2020 solicitation, the state received 11 applications for over 35 projects in rural and urban locations throughout the State of Minnesota for project award for CY2022 and CY2023. The Section 5310 Program reviewed all the applications before a statewide committee, which provides the Office of Transit and Active Transportation with direction regarding which projects to fund. Ultimately, 33 of the projects scored sufficiently and demonstrated eligibility for awards which were granted during the winter of 2020.

Program schedule

The application process for fiscal year 2024 and 2025 begins with a webinar scheduled for September 9, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm and solicitation opens:

  • Solicitation Opens: September 1, 2021
  • Letter of Intent sent to Sue Siemers, Program Coordinator: October 1, 2021
  • Public Notification and Transportation Provider Letters: October 1, 2021
  • Application due date: November 1, 2021
  • Notification of Grant Award: December 1, 2021
  • Contract execution goal: TBD

Workshop resources

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