5317 New Freedom Program/Mobility Management
The New Freedom formula grant program aims to provide additional tools to overcome existing barriers facing Americans with disabilities seeking integration into the work force and full participation in society. Lack of adequate transportation is a primary barrier to work for individuals with disabilities. The 2000 Census showed that only 60 percent of people between the ages of 16 and 64 with disabilities are employed. The New Freedom formula grant program seeks to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Todd Dorcas with the Division of Public Transit at: (304) 558-0428 Monday through Friday
9 AM to 5 PM or by E-mail at: Todd.M.Dorcas@wv.gov.
For more information on the Section 5317/New Freedom, please visit the FTA’s website: