Meeting Set to Review Proposed New Transportation Projects through MVRPC

Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will hold a Public Participation Meeting to review the Proposed Program of Projects which includes items being considered for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding through the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310).

The meeting will be held:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Goodwill Easter Seals

Eichelberger Conference Center

660 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

The public may attend anytime between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The meeting will include a review of the DRAFT Program of Projects to be funded with Federal Transit Administration Fiscal Year 2017 allocations for the Dayton Urbanized Area for the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310).  Funds are made available to transit agencies, governmental authorities, private providers of public transportation and duly-formed private, not-for-profit organizations to assist in the provision of transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Greene, Miami, Montgomery and northern Warren Counties.  Capital projects include vehicles, communication equipment and infrastructure such as sidewalk and bus stop improvements, when those improvements can be shown to result in greater access for people with disabilities to regularly scheduled transit service.  Mobility Management projects and certain operational projects are also eligible.  These projects were derived from the Region’s Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Coordination (HSTC) Plan

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may review informational materials on MVRPC’s website which will outline the proposed Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310).  You may also review the document at the MVRPC offices, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, Dayton, OH, 45402, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).  Written comments will be accepted through August 31, 2017, via the 5310 Online Comment form, at the MVRPC Office address, or via e-mail sent to Kjirsten Frank Hoppe, MVRPC’s Senior Planner, at

Following the public comment period, staff will evaluate each project according to needs identified in the HSTC Plan and recommend selected projects to MVRPC’s Board of Directors for funding at their October 5, 2017 meeting.

At all MVRPC public participation meetings, interpreters for hearing impaired individuals or bi-lingual interpreters are available upon request.  Requests should be made at least one week prior to the meeting date.  Contact MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 or 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD to request an interpreter.  Free parking is available on site.  There are numerous Greater Dayton RTA transit routes convenient to Goodwill Easter Seals.   

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities.  MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region.  MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS.  As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County.  MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.

For additional information regarding Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) funding, contact Kjirsten Frank Hoppe, MVRPC’s Senior Planner, at (937) 223-6323 or via the e-mail address listed above.