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RTA Board Approves Projects to Benefit Seniors and People with Disabilities

August 22, 2019

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The RTA Board of Directors has approved funding for eleven projects through the federally-funded Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. The RTA will administer a total of $16,518,695, which includes $9,111,584 in federal funds and $7,407,111 in local matches provided by project sponsors.

The RTA is proud to administer dollars that help local governments and non-profit agencies provide these specialized transit services for seniors and people with disabilities. These kinds of programs will ultimately help seniors and people with disabilities maximize their use of the transit system.

The Section 5310 program supports transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The RTA and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are co-designated recipients of Section 5310 funding for Northeastern Illinois.

The eleven projects recommended for inclusion in the fiscal year 2018 & 2019 Program of Projects can be found on our website.

The RTA held an open call for projects this spring and conducted a 30-day public comment period in July on these projects prior to the RTA Board’s approval. For more information, visit the RTA's Section 5310 webpage.

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