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New Freedom – Improve Access to Transit Application

MaineDOT is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) New Freedom Program. This competitive grant application is open to municipalities that have year-round fixed-route transit (bus service) and a demonstrated need to improve access to transit services for individuals with disabilities on municipal or state-owned property.

This project announcement is a unique collaboration among MaineDOT’s New Freedom Program, Quality Community Program, Civil Rights Office and the Traffic Engineering Division to leverage, to the greatest extent possible, state technical assistance and funding to deliver projects at the local level to meet the goals of the New Freedom Program. Projects funded under this program are intended to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand transportation mobility options for individuals with disabilities.

Deadlines associated with the application

  • Letter of Intent: to be filed with MaineDOT no later than 4:00 p.m. March 30, 2012
  • Application: to be filed with MaineDOT no later than 4:00 p.m. May 11, 2012


  • Announcement (Word) (PDF)
  • Letter of Intent – March 30th deadline (Word) (PDF)
  • Application – May 11th deadline (Word) (PDF)
  • Sample Municiapl/State Agreement (Word) (PDF)
  • Criteria/Guidelines (Word) (PDF)
  • Transit Contact Sheet (Word) (PDF)

Additional Information


Contact Information

Penny Vaillancourt
New Freedom Project Manager
MaineDOT – 16 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333-0016
Phone: (207)624-3240
TTY: (888)516-9364


This page last updated on 11/19/14

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