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1 1 Ohio Department of Transportation Office of Transit JOB ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE (Section 5316) AND NEW FREEDOM (Section 5317) WORKSHOP Tuesday, March 18, :00 a.m.

2 2 Welcome and Introductions Welcome from ODOT Introductions Todays Schedule Training Goals

3 3 AGENDA JARC - Overview New Freedom - Overview ODOT Roles and Responsibilities Ohio Rural and Small Urban JARC Program Ohio Rural and Small Urban New Freedom Program

4 4 JARC Overview History Intent

5 5 New Freedom – Overview History Intent

6 6 ODOT Roles and Responsibilities for Small Urban and Rural Areas Designated Recipient for JARC and New Freedom Funds Outreach and Education Develop Program Federal Compliance Competitive Selection Project Oversight

7 7 Ohio JARC Program – Funding Small Urban & Rural Areas Small Urban – FY 2006 $ 576,722 – FY 2007 $ 675,417 Rural – FY 2006 $ 844,097 – FY 2007 $ 988,407

8 8 Ohio JARC Program – Applicants Small Urban & Rural Areas Eligible Applicants – Public Entities providing Public Transit service – Private non-profit entities designated by county commissioners to provide Public Transit service – Public entities who are recipients of Ohio Coordination Program

9 9 JARC Eligible Activities Capital, Planning, and Operating expenses Support development and maintenance of transportation services for low income individuals to and from jobs and job related activities Support reverse commute services

10 10 JARC Eligible Activities….contd FTA Program Circular – _JARC.pdf _JARC.pdf For Examples see handout… – ODOT JARC and New Freedom Project Resources Innovative projects are encouraged

11 11 JARC-Major Federal Requirements Projects must be derived from a Locally Developed Coordinated Plan Procurement Drug & Alcohol Testing Department Of Labor Reporting

12 12 Ohio JARC Project Proposal Description of Applicant Project Summary – 2 Pages Maximum – Times New Roman 12 pt. Outcome Measures Coordination

13 13 Ohio JARC Project Proposal… Administrative and Fiscal Capacity Marketing and Outreach Sustainability Capital

14 14 Ohio JARC Project Proposal… Attachments – Plan Certification – Public Participation- (Capital Only) – Authorizing Resolution – Local Match Certification – Budget Forms

15 15 Ohio JARC Evaluation Criteria Number of Employers and Jobsites Served Number of Passenger Trips Provided to Target Population Total Population Served by Project that are Welfare recipients or below Poverty Level (150%) Other Outcomes Defined by Project

16 16 Ohio JARC Evaluation Criteria… Coordination of Human Service, Private and Public Transportation Resources Marketing and Outreach Efforts Defined Sustainability Administrative and Fiscal Capacity Demonstrated Success Meeting Project Intent in Previous Job Related Transportation Efforts

17 17 Ohio New Freedom Program – Funding Small Urban & Rural Areas Small Urban – FY 2006 $ 367,613 – FY 2007 $ 457,729 Rural – FY 2006 $ 573,492 – FY 2007 $ 657,623

18 18 Ohio New Freedom Program –Small Urban & Rural Areas Eligible Applicants – Public Entities providing Public Transit service – Private non-profit entities designated by county commissioners to provide Public Transit service – Public entities who are recipients of Ohio Coordination Program

19 19 New Freedom Eligible Activities Capital and Operating expenses Support new public transportation services beyond what is required by ADA New alternatives designed to assist individuals with disabilities with accessing transportation services

20 20 New Freedom Eligible Activities… New- August 10, 2005 Maintenance of Effort – Cannot Terminate ADA Para-transit Service and Reintroduce as New New Service and New Alternatives must go beyond the requirements of ADA, and – Be targeted toward individuals with disabilities – Meet the intent of the program by removing barriers

21 21 New Freedom Eligible Activities….contd FTA Program Circular – _New_Freedom.pdf For Examples see handout… – ODOT JARC and New Freedom Project Resources Innovative projects are encouraged

22 22 New Freedom-Major Federal Requirements Projects must be derived from a Locally Developed Coordinated Plan Procurement Drug & Alcohol Testing Reporting

23 23 Ohio New Freedom Project Proposal Description of Applicant Project Summary – 2 Pages Maximum – Times New Roman 12 pt. Outcome Measures Coordination

24 24 Ohio New Freedom Project Proposal… Administrative and Fiscal Capacity Marketing and Outreach Sustainability Capital

25 25 Ohio New Freedom Project Proposal… Attachments – Plan Certification – Public Participation- (Capital Only) – Authorizing Resolution – Local Match Certification – Budget Forms

26 26 Ohio New Freedom Evaluation Criteria Number of Individuals with Disabilities Served with new transportation services Extent of Reduction of Existing Barriers Increase in the Availability of Accessible Transportation Services Number of Passenger Trips Provided to Target Population Total Population of Individuals with Disabilities Served by Project

27 27 Ohio New Freedom Evaluation Criteria… Other Outcomes Defined by Project Coordination of Human Service, Private and Public Transportation Resources Marketing and Outreach Efforts Defined Sustainability Administrative and Fiscal Capacity

28 28 Match Requirements 80%-20% - Capital Expenses 80%-20% - Planning Expenses (JARC Only) 50% - 50% - Operating Expenses

29 29 Matching Fund Sources Non-DOT Federal Funds Dedicated Tax $ Private Donations Advertising Revenue Foundation Financial Support In-Kind- Must be well documented

30 30 So….. What Now? Complete the Project Proposal – Project Proposal, Criteria Available on Transit Web Page for Download – Project Proposal Must Be Typed – Times New Roman 12 pt. – Numbered Pages

31 31 So….. What Now? Project Proposal Must Include: – Table of Contents – Completed Project Proposal Forms – Attachments Plan Certification Public Participation- (Capital Only) Authorizing Resolution Local Match Certification Budget Forms

32 32 Project Proposal Submission Project Proposal Must Be Submitted Electronically or Postmarked by April 30, 2008

33 33 Project Proposal Electronic Submission JARC- Subject Line: 2008 [Applicant Name] JARC New Freedom- Subject Line: 2008 [Applicant Name] New Freedom

34 34 Project Proposal Snail Mail Submission Administrator Office of Transit Ohio Department of Transportation 1980 W Broad Street, 2 nd Floor Columbus, OH 43223

35 35 Other Considerations STIP/TIP Amendment – Administrative Modification FTA Application Process

36 36 ODOT Technical Support Seth Budge – – JARC Program Coordinator – – Barbara Piper – – New Freedom Program Coordinator – –

37 37 ODOT Technical Support Jane Smelser – – Public Transit Manager (Funding Programs Supervisor) – – Joshua Gearhardt – Public Transit Manager (Coordinated Plans Supervisor) – –

38 38 Questions and Discussion

39 39 Thank You!


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