New Freedom Projects
New Freedom Program funds are available for capital and operating expenses that support new public transportation services beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to assist individuals with disabilities with accessing transportation services, including transportation to and from jobs and employment support services.
Examples of eligible activities include enhancing paratransit beyond the minimum requirements of the ADA, feeder services, making accessibility improvements to transit and intermodal stations not designated as key stations, travel training, purchasing vehicles to support new accessible taxi, ride sharing, and/or vanpooling programs, supporting the administration and expenses related to new voucher programs for transportation services offered by human service providers, supporting new volunteer driver and aide programs, and supporting new mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation providers and other human service agencies providing public transportation.
The links below provide describe a sample of New Freedom grants that FTA awarded in Fiscal Year 2008. Additional information on New Freedom projects will appear in subsequent program evaluations. Please contact the appropriate FTA regional office or the grant recipient for more details on the project.