(a) Program grants.--The Department of Transportation has the power and duty to administer, utilizing a
fixed amount of money from the fund as provided through executive authorizations by
the Governor, a program providing shared-ride public transportation services for adults
65 years of age or older. Individuals utilizing shared-ride public transportation services for older adults
shall contribute 15% of the individual fare and 85% of the individual fare shall be
reimbursed by the fund.
(b) Regulations.--The Department of Transportation shall promulgate regulations necessary to carry out
the purposes of this section, including regulations that permit limited reimbursement
for shared-ride public transportation services providing access to and from public
airports. The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Pennsylvania Public Utility
Commission and the department, shall establish reasonable per mile or trip fare limits
for purposes of subsection (a). In accordance with section 2203-A(a)(27) of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L. 177,
No. 175), 1 known as The Administrative Code of 1929, no regulation shall take effect until submitted
to the department for comment.
(c) Coordinated transportation plans.--The Department of Transportation shall require that each transportation provider or
designated coordinator, whichever is appropriate, annually develop a coordinated transportation
plan which shall include, but not be limited to, any current fixed-route system and
shared-ride programs. All plans must be submitted to and approved by the department no later than June
1 of each fiscal year.
(d) Other forms of assistance.--Any eligible claimant whose transportation services are covered in part by any other
plan of assistance may be required to receive reduced transportation assistance under
the provisions of this chapter.
(e) Entitlement not created.--Nothing in this chapter creates or provides any individual with an entitlement to
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