FY 2003 Apportionment Formula for Formula Program Table 12

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Federal Transit Administration
Table 12


FY 2003 Apportionment Formula for Formula Program


Percent of Formula Funds Available

Section 5310: 2.4% States - allocated to states based on state's population of elderly and persons with disabilities
Section 5311: 6.37% Nonurbanized Areas - allocated to states based on state's nonurbanized area population
Section 5307: 91.23% Urbanized Areas (UZA)

UZA Population and Weighting Factors

50,000-199,999 in population:

(Apportioned to Governors)

  • 9.32% of available Section 5307 funds

    • 50% apportioned based on population
    • 50% apportioned based on population x population density
200,000 and greater in population:

(Apportioned to UZAs)

  • 90.68% of available Section 5307 funds

    • 33.29% (Fixed Guideway Tier[*])

      • 95.61% (Non-incentive Portion of Tier)

        • --- at least 0.75% to each UZA with commuter rail and pop. 750,000 or greater
        • 60% - fixed guideway revenue vehicle miles
        • 40% - fixed guideway route miles
      • 4.39% ("Incentive" Portion of Tier)

        • -- at least 0.75% to each UZA with commuter rail and pop. 750,000 or greater
        • -- fixed guideway passenger miles x fixed guideway passenger miles/operating cost
  • 66.71% ("Bus" Tier)

    • 90.8% (Non-incentive Portion of Tier)

      • 73.39% for UZAs with population 1,000,000 or greater

        • 50% - bus revenue vehicle miles 25% - population 25% - population x population density
      • 26.61% for UZAs pop. <1,000,000

        • 50% - bus revenue vehicle miles 25% - population 25% - population x density
    • 9.2% ("Incentive" Portion of Tier)

      • -- bus passenger miles x bus passenger miles/operating cost



    [*] Includes all fixed guideway modes, such as heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, trolleybus, aerial tramway, inclined plane, cable car, automated guideway transit, ferryboats, exclusive busways, and HOV lanes.