Federal Funding Overview
Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) Programs
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is the current federal transportation funding bill that addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The bill was approved by the 117th Congress. On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the act into law. The bill includes $1.2 trillion in investments over five years (Federal Fiscal Years 2022-2026) including spending on transportation, water and power infrastructure, and pollution cleanup, in addition to regular annual spending on infrastructure projects.
Core programs managed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under the IIJA include the National Highway Performance Program, the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program, Carbon Reduction Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program, Railway-Highway Grade Crossings Program, Metropolitan Planning, and National Highway Freight Program.
Core Transit Programs managed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) authorized under the IIJA include FTA 5307 Urbanized Area Formula, FTA 5310 Formula Grants for Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, FTA 5337 State of Good Repair, and FTA 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities.
More info on the programs can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/BIL
The Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) is a capital listing of all regionally significant federal or state funded transportation projects proposed over a six-year period for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region, which includes Orange County. The projects include highway improvements, transit, rail and bus facilities, high occupancy vehicle lanes, signal synchronization, intersection improvements, freeway ramps, etc., and the funding sources are identified.
The SCAG FTIP can be found at https://scag.ca.gov/ftip
More information about OCTA’s policies for using federal funds can be found in the Capital Programming Policies through the following link.