The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded more than $3.3 million in federal funding to 11 sub recipients that operate transportation services and programs that serve persons with disabilities, individuals with limited income, and older adults in the region. This funding is part of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Section 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and Section 5317 New Freedom grant programs and is distributed annually. Agencies in metro Atlanta received $1,790,075* in JARC funding and $1,525,832.50* in New Freedom funding.
The goal of the JARC program is to improve access to transportation services to and from employment and employment-related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals. JARC also aims to transport residents of urbanized areas and nonurbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities.
The New Freedom program aims to provide additional tools to overcome existing barriers facing Americans with disabilities who desire integration into the work force and full participation in society. New Freedom also 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.
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