Governor Cuomo announced $28.7 million in federal funding is available to help communities eliminate barriers to traditional transportation services and enhance public mobility alternatives for seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.
From Cuomo's press release: "New York remains committed to enhancing transportation mobility, especially for seniors and individuals with disabilities – and with this federal funding, we will increase access to safe, reliable transportation in communities across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "I encourage local governments and organizations to apply for funding, help improve public transit, and support our efforts to improve the lives of New Yorkers in every region of this state."
This will provide financial assistance for transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities, including:
* Purchase accessible buses and vans;
* Implement mobility management programs;
* Provide travel training and assistance to users; and
* Improve the accessibility of bus stops, including sidewalks, curb-cuts, and updated signage or wayfinding technology.
These funds are provided through the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310). For more information, click here.