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Public Notice

WAMPO Call for Projects
5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities
Federal Fiscal Year 2015/2016 


The intent of the 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities program is to improve mobility for seniors and people with disabilities by providing financial support, through programs planned, designed, and carried out to meet the transportation needs of these populations.  The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the greater Wichita metropolitan area and is responsible for:

  • Issuing a call for eligible 5310 program projects within the community
  • Facilitating a competitive selection process for screening these projects
  • Convening a project selection committee that will recommend projects to the governing body(s)

Wichita Transit is the designated recipient who will manage the 5310 grant program.   The application period will open on Friday, March 24, 2017.   All submitted projects will be screened based on the goals and objectives found in the local Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Plan.   Applicant documents may be found by clicking on the below hyperlinks: 

Potential applicants should save the date for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for a chance to participate in an informational workshop and Q&A session at the WAMPO offices.  For additional information, please contact Tricia Thomas, Communications Manager at tthomas@wichita.gov or call 316-352-4860.   

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Wichita Transit

Wichita Transit, a department within the City of Wichita, is the largest provider of fixed-route transit service in our area. They offer service with 32 buses on 16 fixed routes. These buses operate Monday through Saturday between 5:20am and 6:55pm, depending on the route. Headways are 30 minutes (peak) and 60 minutes (off-peak).

Additionally, Q-line trolley service runs Monday through Thursday between 6:00pm and 10:00pm (20 minute headways), Friday between 6:00pm and 12:00am (10 minute headways), and Saturday between 12:00pm and 12:00am (10/20 minute headways).

All buses are wheelchair-equipped and most buses have bike racks. There are also 39 shelters and 230 benches along the fixed route system, with bike racks at 127 of those stops.

There are an additional eighteen agencies or organizations that provide paratransit services throughout the region. These nineteen agencies, including Wichita Transit, together operate over 230 buses, vans, and other rolling stock to transport people to various destinations. In addition to public transit and paratransit, there are also 13 taxi and personal transport companies and bus service through Greyhound, El Paso, and Beeline Express.

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Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has posted a report, Accessible Transit Services for All, that provides a fresh look at paratransit and how agencies can improve service effectiveness and cost efficiency.

The report presents successful strategies for providing ADA-compliant paratransit. Featuring an assessment of ADA paratransit service design models, as well as an in-depth analysis of procurement and contracting practices, the report also identifies operational practices that can enhance service quality and cost efficiency, and successful examples of alternative, inclusive service designs that can provide improved transportation for all riders.

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