Coordinated Transportation Services
Coordination in southeastern New Hampshire is currently supported with federal and private matching funds.
There are several Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding programs that support “mobility management” activities related to regional transportation coordination efforts. The federal funds must first be approved through the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). COAST is the recipient of these funds on behalf of ACT. These FTA funds do not support 100% of the project costs, and FTA requires that matching funds to the federal funds be committed for the grant to be issued.
ACT has been extremely fortunate to have the Endowment for Health and the United Way of the Greater Seacoast providing the needed matching funds. Without these generous private grants, ACT would not have access to the FTA funds that have supported the project.
ACT is grateful to the Federal Transit Administration, the Endowment for Health, the United Way of the Greater Seacoast for the funding support of the regional transportation coordination efforts.
Additional thanks are extended to the NHDOT for its historical support of regional coordination efforts. Further, in State FY12, the NHDOT issued contracts to most RCCs in New Hampshire with federal transportation funds that had been “flexed” to the FTA Section 5310 program. This program supports the delivery of service to the elderly and disabled and NHDOT required that these funds be used to “purchase” transportation that will benefit those populations. In addition to the opportunity to provide additional services, these funds have served as a catalyst for implementing coordinated services by using existing transportation resources.