How are 5310 agencies classified?

A “5310 agency” is a transit agency that receives only FTA Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Section 5310 grant funding for the purchase of capital equipment and/or operations of passenger transportation services. These agencies do not receive additional funding from FTA Section 5307 or 5311 grant programs.

Triennial Reviews of 5310 Agencies

Triennial Reviews of 5310 agencies are guided by the requirements and standard operating procedures detailed in the FDOT State Management Plan. The purpose of the Triennial Review is to verify the agency’s compliance with the FDOT State Management Plan requirements and the most current published FDOT Preventative Maintenance Standards Manual. The review also examines the agency’s unique safety, security and maintenance practices to determine whether they comply with the policies outlined in their Transportation Operating Plan. Recommendations are provided to assist transit agencies with improving overall system performance, agency readiness and responsiveness while minimizing additional risks associated with safety, security and capital equipment failure.

What Do Triennial Reviews of 5310 Agencies Examine?

Triennial review elements for 5310 agencies are comprehensively outlined in the 5310 Triennial Review Process. The review elements were developed by FDOT Central Office as a benchmark for conducting reviews for this unique type of agency. .

Resources for 5310 Agencies

TOP Template

This is a template for the development of the Transportation Operating Plan (TOP) that is required by FDOT. The TOP details the 5310 agency’s safety, security and maintenance policies. The following template includes the minimum elements and provides prompts for the agency to incorporate their own unique practices.
New template available.

Outsource Maintenance Plan Template

This is a template for the development of the Vehicle Maintenance Plan that is required by Chapter 14-90.004, F.A.C. The template includes the minimum maintenance plan elements required by FDOT for agencies who outsource all of their vehicle maintenance and provides prompts for the agency to incorporate their own unique practices.

5310 Workbook

These workbooks are examples of the resources used by the COTA team when conducting Triennial Reviews of 5310 agencies. They include sample staff interview questions and information that is collected and analyzed during 5310 reviews.

PM Safety Inspection Forms

Sample PM safety inspection forms that meet FDOT’s minimum standards.

Pre-trip/post-trip Inspection Forms

Sample pre-trip/post-trip inspection forms that meet FDOT’s minimum standards.

Drug and Alcohol Guidance

Substance abuse management guidance to “5310-only” agencies, which includes information regarding the applicability of federal drug and alcohol testing regulations and the FDOT Substance Abuse Policy requirements.