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  • Federal Transit Administration Funding Programs

    Urbanized Area Formula Grants (Section 5307)
    FTA Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program makes federal funds available for public transportation capital, planning, Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and in limited instances, operating expenses. These funds constitute a core investment in the enhancement and revitalization of public transportation systems in the nation’s urbanized areas which depend on public transportation to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Funding is apportioned on a formula basis, with set asides for transit security and for associated transit improvements including bikeways, pedestrian facilities, and transit security.

    Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants (Section 5309)
    Provides competitive funds for new and expanded rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry systems that reflect local priorities to improve transportation options in key corridors.

    Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310)
    The FTA Section 5310 Formula Grants for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities makes federal funds available to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs to serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services and ADA complementary paratransit services.

    State of Good Repair (Section 5337)
    A new formula-based State of Good Repair program is FTA’s first stand-alone initiative written into law that is dedicated to repairing and upgrading the nation’s rail transit systems. These funds reflect a commitment to ensuring that public transit operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so that communities can offer balanced transportation choices that help to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and encourage economic development.

    Bus and Bus Facilities (Section 5339)
    Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities.

    OCTA receives apportionments through section 5307, 5310, 5337, and 5339. More information about how OCTA uses these funds can be found through the following link.

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