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File #: 22-4643    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by Community Services for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Transportation grant funds in the amount of $470,000, with no required match, for the FY 2020 RIDES Elderly & Disabled Transportation Program.
Attachments: 1. 22-4643
Department: Community Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Adrienne M. Holloway, Ph.D., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Federal Transit Administration

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Community Services for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Transportation grant funds in the amount of $470,000, with no required match, for the FY 2020 RIDES Elderly & Disabled Transportation Program.
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Background and Discussion:
As prescribed in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP 21) Transportation bill, and now the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) was named the designated recipient for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for the Houston Urbanized Area. METRO has consequently apportioned and notified the FTA that Harris County as an existing FTA direct recipient of 5310 funds, will be responsible for accepting and obligating directly to the FTA the allocated funds for the Section 5310 program. The above funds are allocated to Harris County to provide continuation of mobility management for non-emergency transportation services for the elderly and disabled community. The FTA allocation of FY2020 is a total of $470,000 federal dollars to be used at 100% and no match is required.

Expected Impact:
The $470,000 in FTA Section 5310 Program funds will be used for mobility management salaries for operations and outreach that will provide in excess of 40,000 unlinked passenger trips in CY 2022-2023.

Alternative Options:
County General Funds will be requir...

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