Call for Projects: Section 5310 urban funding for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities
As of Monday, August 16, We are happy to release the Call for Projects for Section 5310 funding to increase mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities (within the Peoria urbanized area). This will be open until Friday, October 1 at 4 p.m.
Please refer to these resources for further details:
Grey Area Mobility Study
Within the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area there are seventeen municipalities—of which three municipalities belong to the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District and only two other communities contract with GPMTD to provide fixed route and complementary paratransit service for their citizens. As a result, twelve municipalities and over 87,000 people do not have reliable access to public transportation service. This large unserved area is termed as the Grey Area. The Grey Area Mobility Enhancement and Expansion Study will outline mobility for need-based service expansions and funding analysis to prioritize limited transit operations funding.
See videos from both Grey Area community workshops below:
Urban, Rural, and Human Services Transportation Coordination
Human Services Transportation Plan
The Heart of Illinois Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) is a federally-required plan for the seven-county rural Central Illinois region and the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized area. It identifies needs and gaps in transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities and recommends strategies to address them. This plan guides funding decisions and helps set selection criteria for transportation activities and projects that serve these populations.
Per re-authorization of transportation funding under SAFETEA-LU and the successive federal transportation bills (MAP-21, FAST Act), projects to be selected for funding under FTA Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities must be projects that, in regards to selection and planning, are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) through a process that includes representatives of the public, private, and nonprofit transportation, human services providers, and the public. Therefore, the HSTP Steering Committee has been formed with representatives from each of these groups and provides key input into the planning effort.
TCRPC staff coordinates meetings of the HSTP Steering Committee and updates the HSTP for Illinois Region 5 and the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area, ensuring that federal transportation funds are used according to regional planning priorities and federal guidelines. Interested in learning more about the HSTP and the HSTP steering committee?
Region 5 Transit Providers
Fulton County Rural Transit
Schedule a Ride: 309-357-5226
Geographic Area Served: Fulton County
Hours of Operation: M-F 7am – 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
One-Way in town: $2
One-way in county: $5
One-way crossing county lines: $7
Day Pass (in town): $5
Medical Wait (per hour): $10
Discounts: Seniors and disabled persons ride for half price