Section 5310 Transportation Services Offered to Smith County Residents
Elderly and disabled citizens in Smith County who need transportation services have options available to them thanks to a federal grant program. The program, known as section 5310, is administered to county residents by the Texas Department of Transportation. Through a voucher system, elderly and disabled citizens are offered transportation services to accommodate their needs that are above and beyond the existing public transportation programs.
The qualification process for use of 5310 services is identical to those of urbanized para-transit services. If a county resident has been previously qualified by any transit service provider in the nation, that individual is automatically qualified to use the transportation services provided in Smith County by the 5310 voucher program
All 5310 related transportation services must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Premium same day service may be available if desired. For services within the city limits of Tyler, citizens should call Tyler Transit directly.
To assist the public with questions regarding 5310 transportation services, the program grant provides funding for an area mobility manager. For questions about qualifications, a list of approved transportation vendors, or help navigating or arranging transportation service, county residents should contact the Tyler/Smith County Area Mobility Manager Kristy Range at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 714-5079.