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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.


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TDOT Multimodal is excited to announce the official 2020 Call for Projects for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program, Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. We are seeking grant applications from qualified applicants located in rural and small urban areas, as described in the competitive grant application. In the application packet, you will find a 5310 Fact Sheet that describes the eligible applicants and projects for this application. 

Complete applications must be submitted electronically to TDOT by June 18, 2020. When you are ready to submit your application, please email to request a file sharing link. Any questions may be addressed to Emily Duchac by email at or by phone at (615) 741-2963. 

2020 Section 5310 Call for Projects Documents

Application Package
Signatory Authority Form
Vehicle Menu
Vehicle Fleet Inventory
Vehicle Replacement Identification
Sample Vehicle Fleet Maintenance Plan