How are 5311 agencies classified?

A “5311 agency” is a transit agency that receives FTA Formula Grants for Rural Areas Section 5311 funding for the purchase of capital equipment and/or operations of passenger transportation services. These agencies may also receive FTA Section 5307 and/or Section 5310 grant funding in addition to the Section 5311 funding.

Triennial Reviews of 5311 Agencies

Triennial Reviews of 5311 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 Chapter 14-90 of the Florida Administrative Code and the most current published FDOT Preventative Maintenance Standards Manual. The reviews also examine the agency’s unique safety, security and maintenance practices to determine whether they comply with the policies outlined in their System Safety Program Plan, Security Program Plan, Vehicle Maintenance Plan and Facility/Equipment Maintenance 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 5311 Agencies Examine?

Triennial review elements for 5311 agencies are comprehensively outlined in the 5311 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 5307 Agencies

In-house 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 with their own in-house maintenance shop and provides prompts for the agency to incorporate their own unique practices.

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.

Security Program Plan (SPP)

This is a template for the development of the SPP that is required by Chapter 14-90.001, F.A.C. for transit agencies receiving FTA Section 5307 and/or 5311 funding. This template includes the minimum elements required by FDOT and provides prompts for the agency to incorporate their own unique practices.

Pre-trip/post-trip Inspection Forms

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

Facility/Equipment Maintenance Plan Template

This is a template for the development of the Facility and Equipment Maintenance Plan required by FDOT for agencies with in-house maintenance shops. The template includes a table for the agency to list their maintenance shop equipment inventory, a table for the agency to detail their facility and maintenance shop equipment inspection schedule and provides prompts for the agency to incorporate their own unique practices.

Outsource Maintenance Service Agreement Template

This is a template for the development of a service agreement with the outsource maintenance provider conducting your preventative maintenance inspections. The template includes sample language for the agreement and includes minimum maintenance standards required by FDOT for inspecting Type II vehicles.

5311 Workbooks

These workbooks are examples of the resources used by the COTA team when conducting Triennial Reviews of 5311 agencies. They include sample staff interview questions and information that is collected and analyzed during 5311 reviews.

PM Safety Inspection Forms

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