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New Freedom program (Section 5317)

The goal of the New Freedom program is to provide additional tools to overcome barriers that Americans with disabilities face in seeking integration into the workforce and full participation in society. The program seeks to expand mobility options to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who are transportation-disadvantaged face different challenges in accessing services whether they live in urban, rural, or suburban areas. Additionally, the geographic dispersion of transportation-disadvantaged populations creates challenges for human service programs hoping to deliver transportation for their clients.

The New Freedom program was repealed in the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and instead these projects are eligible to be funded under the expanded Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) program.

Awarded projects PDF



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