FTA announces funding opportunity for Innovative Coordinated Access & Mobility

Funding to go towards projects that improve access to services for older adults and people with disabilities

October 07, 2021 / 1 minute read
mobility and accessibility

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $3.5 million in competitive grant funding for projects that improve access to vital services for older adults and people with disabilities, and in low-income communities.

FTA’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program, created in the FAST Act, supports public transportation projects that improve state and regional coordination. FTA says it will help advance the goals of the President’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

"Everyone should have access to reliable, affordable public transportation," FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez said in a statement. "This funding opportunity will enhance transit agencies' reach for all residents, particularly those who rely on public transportation to access jobs, health care, and other important services."

To date, FTA has awarded projects under three separate funding opportunities for this pilot program. Last year, FTA selected 17 projects to receive a portion of $3.5 million in funding.

Applications for this round of funding will be evaluated based on how the project will enhance access and mobility to vital community services for older adults, people with disabilities, and people of low income.

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SOURCE: Federal Transit Administration

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