Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Funds)
The goal of the Section 5310 program (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) is to improve mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
MTC works closely with Caltrans to deliver transportation projects that serve older adults and people with disabilities throughout the Bay Area.
Through Section 5310, the federal government awards a mixture of capital and operating grants to private nonprofit organizations and public agencies. With these funds, they provide safe, efficient, and coordinated transportation services for older adults and individuals with disabilities for whom public transportation is otherwise unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.
MTC works closely with Bay Area organizations and agencies to deliver these projects and services.
You have questions about how to find and qualify for transportation services. Your county’s Mobility Manager has answers.
MTC helps make paratransit available by providing funding to the Bay Area transit agencies that offer ADA paratransit services.
Partnering with Caltrans
In the Bay Area, MTC works with Caltrans, the designated recipient of Section 5310 funding, to identify and deliver projects that meet the program goals.
Example of projects funded by 5310 include:
- Transportation to day programs like senior centers
- Accessible vehicle purchases
- Travel training programs that teach riders with disabilities how to use fixed-route transportation systems for independent travel
- Volunteer driver programs
- Mobility management services
Seniors apply for reduced Clipper card fares and access to discounted passes.
The RTC Clipper Card brings transit discounts to riders with disabilities under the age of 65.
Section 5310 project recommendations are a component of the region’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.