Office of Public Transportation
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Office of Public Transportation, works to promote Public Transportation by providing both financial and technical assistance to transit agencies and transit projects in the state. The Office of Public Transportation is responsible for transit planning and the administration of capital and operating assistance in both urbanized and rural areas throughout the state. The Office of Public Transportation consists of two sections (Grant Administration and Grant Monitoring) each of which has specific areas of responsibilities.
Through the promotion of efficient transit systems and coordination of all available resources, TDOT Office of Public Transportation seeks to maximize the customer service potential of all agencies offering transit services to residents of Tennessee. TDOT remains committed to a high standard of excellence and dependability in the provision of research and technical assistance in all aspects of public transportation.
TDOT, Office of Public Transportation also proudly sponsors other transit programs and transit-related activities throughout Tennessee. The Office of Public Transportation offers capital assistance through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Program, which provides transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. At Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Office of Public Transportation facilitates educational opportunities through a transit internship program at the Tennessee Transit Training Center. This student internship program exposes students to the expanding landscape of transportation careers and specialty areas throughout the state.
Public Notice: Section 5310 Call for Projects
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Division of Multimodal Transportation (DMTR) requests grant applications for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program, Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities.
The TDOT DMTR is seeking applications from qualified agencies to provide transportation services in US Census defined areas with a population less than 200,000, as described in the competitive grant application. Complete applications must be submitted electronically to TDOTMultimodalAdmin@tn.gov by June 15th, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Emily Duchac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transit agencies that are currently receiving 5307 or 5311 funds should contact TDOT DMTR for additional instructions.
5310 Application Documents:
TDOT Office of Public Transportation Resources
Tennessee State Management Plan (pdf)
TDOT Office of Public Transportation Grantee Handbook (pdf)
TDOT Title VI Plan
TDOT Title VI Notice to Public and Complaint Procedures
TDOT ADA Complaint Procedures
TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan
TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal and Methodology for 2018-2020
FTA Master Agreement
*Ford Safety Recall For Transit Vehicles Year 2015 - 2017*
Finance and Administration (F&A) Policies
General Services Policy 2013-007 (State Grant Management and Subrecipient Monitoring Policy and Procedures) (pdf)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Manuals
Other Useful Links:
Tennessee Public Transportation Authority (TPTA)
National Transit Institute (NTI)
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)