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Comment Period for FTA Section 5310 Funding Allocation

May 16 2022 | 0 Comments

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The Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) is seeking community input before it considers awarding a special allocation of FTA Section 5310 funding to OATS Transit to support its existing transportation contracts with local agencies serving seniors and individuals with disabilities. This allocation of $50,792 was included in the American Rescue Plan. The OTO’s Local Coordinating Board for Transit voted on April 11th to recommend OATS, Inc receive the FTA Section 5310 funding included in the American Rescue Plan.

The OTO Board of Directors will make a final funding decision at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Mary 19th. If you have any feedback on this funding opportunity, please submit it to by noon on May 19th, 2022.

Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

Public input is a cornerstone of our operations. To tell us what you think, please email us at Find us on Facebook or on Twitter @theOTOMPO.

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor, por favor comuníquese con Andy Thomason al 417-865-3042, al menos 48 horas antes del plazo.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Andy Thomason at 417-865-3042 at least 2 working days prior to the expiration of the public comment period.

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OTO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see, or call 417-865-3042.

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