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Register October 2020 No. 778
Chapter Trans 2
ENHANCED MOBILITY FOR SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES GRANT PROGRAM
Trans 2.01   Purpose and scope.
Trans 2.015   Definitions.
Trans 2.02   Program eligibility.
Trans 2.03   Aid allocation.
Trans 2.04   Coordination.
Trans 2.045   Provider notification.
Trans 2.05   Application schedule.
Trans 2.055   Request for department review.
Trans 2.06   Application evaluation.
Trans 2.09   Vehicle registration.
Trans 2.10   Local public body applicants.
Trans 2.11   Reporting requirements.
Ch. Trans 2 Note Note: Chapter Trans 2 was created by emergency rule effective March 21, 1978.
Trans 2.01 Trans 2.01 Purpose and scope. The purposes of this chapter are to establish the department's administrative interpretation of s. 85.22, Stats., including the administration of assistance under the federal sec. 5310 program, and to prescribe administrative policies and procedures for implementing the specialized transportation program authorized under s. 85.22, Stats.
Trans 2.01 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; reprinted to correct error, Register, October, 1982, No. 322; am. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; am. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 19-073: am. Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.015 Trans 2.015Definitions.
Trans 2.015(2)(2)“Department" means the state department of transportation.
Trans 2.015(2m) (2m)“Eligible applicant" means any applicant that meets eligibility requirements for assistance under the federal sec. 5310 program and is one of the following:
Trans 2.015(2m)(a) (a) A private, nonprofit organization.
Trans 2.015(2m)(b) (b) A local public body that satisfies one of the conditions in s. Trans 2.10 (2).
Trans 2.015 Note Note: Federally recognized tribal governing bodies are also eligible applicants as local public bodies under par. (b), based on s. 20.002 (13), Stats.
Trans 2.015(3) (3)“Federal sec. 5310 program" means the federal assistance program under 49 USC 5310.
Trans 2.015(5) (5)“Human service vehicle" means a motor vehicle as defined in s. 340.01 (23g), Stats., that meets the standards in ch. Trans 301.
Trans 2.015(5m) (5m)“Local public body" has the meaning given in s. 85.20 (1) (d), Stats., except as limited by this chapter.
Trans 2.015(6) (6)“Other transportation provider” means a public, private nonprofit, or private for-profit business or organization, other than an eligible applicant, which operates passenger transportation services using the same mode of transportation as an applicant.
Trans 2.015(8) (8)  “ Program cycle” means a one or two year period, whose start and end dates are specified by the department, for which the department accepts applications and issues awards for projects authorized under s. 85.22, Stats.
Trans 2.015(9) (9)  “ Project” means operation of a transportation service for seniors or individuals with disabilities, or purchase of capital equipment for use in a service.
Trans 2.015 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; am. Register, September, 1985, No. 357, eff. 10-1-85; renum. (4) to be (5), cr. (4), Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88; renum. (5) to be (6), cr. (5) and (7), Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; cr. (1m), am. (5) and (7), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; cr. (2m), (5m), am. (3), (4), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (1), Register, October, 1995, No. 478, eff. 11-1-95; r. (1m) and (4), am. (3), Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 03-007: am. (1) and (2m) (intro.) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 19-073: r. (1), am. (6), r. (7), cr. (8), (9) Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.02 Trans 2.02 Program eligibility.
Trans 2.02(1)(1)An eligible applicant may apply for project assistance under s. 85.22, Stats. All applicants shall comply with federal regulations governing the federal sec. 5310 program.
Trans 2.02(2) (2)Applicants may request assistance for any operating projects or capital acquisitions that are consistent with the specialized transportation program purpose specified in s. 85.22 (1), Stats.
Trans 2.02 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. (1), Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; correction under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, August, 1984, No. 343; am. (1), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 19-073: am. (Title), (1), r. and recr. (2) Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.03 Trans 2.03 Aid allocation. Commencing with the highest ranking application as determined under s. Trans 2.06 and to the extent that federal and state moneys are available, the department shall offer to each eligible applicant an amount of aid such that the sum of federal and state aid received by an applicant does not exceed the proportion of project costs permitted under the federal sec. 5310 program.
Trans 2.03 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; am. Register, March, 1980, No. 291, eff. 4-1-80; r. and recr. Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; CR 19-073: am. Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.04 Trans 2.04 Coordination. It is the department's policy to encourage the coordination of transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities among providers of such services. To that end, each eligible applicant receiving aids under this chapter shall:
Trans 2.04(1) (1)Make affirmative efforts to coordinate its activities with other service providers in its service area;
Trans 2.04(2) (2)Include in its application evidence that the proposed project will not duplicate other services;
Trans 2.04(3) (3)Demonstrate how the proposed project will be integrated with specialized transportation services provided by public transit systems, other federal sec. 5310 program grantees and other transit agencies located within the applicant's service area; and
Trans 2.04(4) (4)Include in its application evidence that the transportation service proposed for seniors and individuals with disabilities was designed with the cooperation of the appropriate county committees or commissions on aging and boards created under ss. 51.42 and 51.437, Stats.
Trans 2.04 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78, am. (1), Register, March, 1980, No. 291, eff. 4-1-80; r. (2), renum. (1) (intro.) to (d) to be (intro.) to (4) and am. (2), Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; am. (intro.) and (4), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; am. (3), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (3), Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 03-007: am. (2) to (4) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 19-073: am. (intro.), (4) Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.045 Trans 2.045Provider notification. Every application shall include evidence that all other transportation providers in the applicant's service area have been afforded an opportunity to comment on the service for which an applicant requests assistance under this chapter. This evidence shall include copies of all correspondence between the applicant and other transportation providers, except that the evidence shall include one copy of the notice required under s. Trans 2.05 (1) (d) and a certified list of all other transportation providers to which the notice was mailed rather than copies of all the notices actually mailed and any additional evidence the department specifies in its application instructions. The department may reject an application for failure to comply with this requirement.
Trans 2.045 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; r. and recr. (2), renum. (3) to be (6), cr. (3) to (5), Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88; am. (1) and (4), Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; am. (4), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; am. (2) (a), (3), (5), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (1), r. (2) to (6), Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 03-007: am. Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 19-073: am. Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.05 Trans 2.05 Application schedule.
Trans 2.05(1)(1)Each application for assistance under this chapter shall be considered valid only for the program cycle for which it is submitted.
Trans 2.05(2) (2)The department shall specify the duration of the upcoming program cycle in the corresponding application guidelines. The department shall notify all known potential applicants when the application period begins. The application period shall last not less than 45 days.
Trans 2.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78, am., Register, March, 1980, No. 291, eff. 4-1-80; r. and recr. Register, July, 1982, No. 319, eff. 8-1-82; am. (1) (a), Register, September, 1985, No. 357, eff. 10-1-85; am. (1) (a) and (b), r. (1) (c) and (d), cr. (1) (c) to (i), Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register, January, 1989, No. 397; am. (1) (intro.), (d), (g), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (1) (a), Register, October, 1995, No. 478, eff. 11-1-95; am. (1) (a) to (d) and (3), r. (1) (e) to (i), Register, October, 1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; CR 03-007: am. (1) (intro) to (c), (2) and (3) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register March 2012 No. 675; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register February 2013 No. 686; CR 19-073: renum. (1) (intro.) to (1) and am., r. (1) (a) to (d), r. and recr. (2), r. (3) Register October 2020 No. 778, eff. 11-1-20.
Trans 2.055 Trans 2.055Request for department review.
Trans 2.055(1)(1)An applicant whose application for assistance is not awarded funding may request that the department review the process by which it reviewed the application.
Trans 2.055 Note Note: Specific allegations shall be sent to Director, Bureau of Transit & Local Roads, P.O. Box 7913, Madison, WI 53707-7913, with a copy sent to the affected applicant.
Trans 2.055(2) (2)A request for department review under sub. (1) shall be made in writing and shall be filed with the department within 14 days of the department's notification of non-award.
Trans 2.055(3) (3)If the department receives a request for review of an application for assistance under this chapter, the chief of the transit section shall conduct the department review.
Trans 2.055(4) (4)In conducting its review, the department may consider only an applicant's compliance with applicable state and federal procedural requirements.
Trans 2.055(5) (5)All interested parties shall be given the opportunity to submit written or documentary evidence and written arguments to the department. Interested parties shall provide a copy of any written evidence, arguments, or correspondence submitted to the department to all other parties involved in the department review.
Trans 2.055(6) (6)The department shall limit its review to consideration of written or documentary evidence and written arguments. The formal contested case requirements in ch. 227, Stats., are not applicable to this review.
Trans 2.055 Note Note: A request for Department review under this section is not a contested case as defined in s. 227.01 (3), Stats., and not subject to the contested case hearing requirement in s. 227.42, Stats.
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