FTA lines up $20B for public transit modernization, expansion
In February 2022, FTA released partial-year funding tables based on a series of continuing resolutions that maintained funding at FY 2021 levels. The continuing resolutions prohibited the full implementation of new programs and funding levels created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was signed into law by President Biden in November 2021.
- $6.9 billion for the Urbanized Area Formula Program, which supports transit agencies in large U.S. cities and suburbs, 29 percent more than the FY21 funding level.
- $4.1 billion for the State of Good Repair Formula Program, 52 percent more than the FY21 funding level.
- $893 million for Rural Area Formula grants, which support transit programs in rural areas, representing 23 percent more than the FY21 level.
- $422 million for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program, representing 44 percent more than the FY21 level.
- $45 million to support transit programs run by tribal governments through formula and competitive grants, representing 25 percent more than the FY21 funding level.
- $49 million for State Safety Oversight, representing 69 percent more than FY21 funding level.