Federal Transit Administration
Knoxville Urban Area
Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Funding
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization is soliciting projects to be funded through Federal Transit Administration Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.
Projects can include both operating services and vehicle purchases. Non-profits who serve the elderly or persons who are disabled may be eligible to apply for funding for vans or mini-buses to serve their clients.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Applications or questions should be sent to:
Mr. Doug Burton
Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
865-215-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check this site frequently for updates. Key information needed includes:
- Application Instructions
- Vehicle Menu & Prices
- Van Options List
- Mini-bus Options List
- Vehicle Budget Example
- Section 5310 Program Management Plan
Seth LaJeunesse, Assistant Director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, visited Knoxville for three events on Nov. 27 and 28, 2018, to discuss how we can begin to put an end to traffic deaths.
Seth shared information about how street design, cultural expectations, and individual behavior work together to create safe – or unsafe – streets and communities.
More than 100 people attended the events, which included a workshop for design staff on Nov. 27; a public event that evening; and a lunch presentation before elected and appointed officials at the Knoxville Chamber on Nov. 28.
Seth was the 10th speaker in the Active Knox series, which is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health.
If you’d like to receive emails about the events, email email@example.com.
Knoxville is ranked #49 on the "Best Bike Cities in America" list!
The City of Knoxville currently has about 17 total miles of bicycle lanes, which is more than triple what it was in 2012. That progress is continuing, with 2.4 additional miles scheduled for completion before the end of this year.
Moving forward with comprehensive plans outlined in the City's 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan and the 2016 Greenways Feasibility Study will allow Knoxville to continue to provide a good experience for urban bicyclists. And hopefully the city will continue to rise on this list!
Read more and find out how other cities ranked!
The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, and Bike Walk Knoxville recently launched the “Minimum Three in Tennessee” campaign, promoting awareness of the Three Foot Law.This law requires drivers to maintain a distance of three feet when passing bicycles. As part of a research effort funded by the National Highway Safety Administration, the Knoxville Police Department received devices that measure the distance between bicycles and passing cars. Officers with these devices are alerted when a vehicle passes with less than three feet between them and the bicycle. Enforcement of the law is important. Current data shows that 5% of motorists passing bicyclists in Knoxville are less than three feet away. Of those violations, 60% are less than two feet away, and 46% are less than a foot-and-a-half.
PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event that occurs annually in cities large and small.Individuals and groups transform parking spaces into pocket parks and parklets. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more quality urban open space for people, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of the urban human habitat. In short, it is a day to reimagine those areas for people instead of cars. If we designed them for people, would they be asphalt? Or would there be trees, grass, and flowers with places to sit and things to do? PARK(ing) Day was held on September 19, and a local group organized the Knoxville event so that participants could reserves spaces along Gay Street. With 50 parking spaces reserved, creative uses for the parking spots lined the busy downtown street, drawing attention from passersby and those patronizing local retail and restaurant establishments. Find out more about the event from this Inside of Knoxville article, and check out photos from the event from the group’s Facebook event and a follow-up photo essay from Inside of Knoxville!
Your input is important to us! Your feedback will help us develop a list of projects to be considered for implementation.