SAFETEA-LU Formula Grants

The programs on this page were authorized under SAFETEA-LU, which expired on Sept. 30, 2012. However, SAFETEA-LU provisions still apply to funds made available in FY2012 and prior fiscal years. Grant recipients administering funds allocated or awarded under SAFETEA-LU should refer to the links below for information on eligible activities, eligible recipients, local match, and other program guidance. Information on programs authorized by MAP-21 is available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.

More Information Grant Title Section of Statute Brief Description Current Status
Fixed Guideway Modernization (5309 (b)(2)) 5309 (b)(2)

Modernization of existing rail systems andnew fixed guideway systems.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Formula Grants for Other than Urbanized Areas (5311) 5311

Provides funding to States for the purpose of supporting public transportation in rural areas with population of less than 50,000.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (5316) 5316

Address transportation challenges faced by welfare recipients and low-income persons seeking to obtain and maintain employment.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Metropolitan & Statewide Planning (5303, 5304, 5305) 5303, 5304, 5305

Supports cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive planning for making transportation investment decisions.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Bus and wheelchair symbol New Freedom Program (5317) 5317

Additional tools to overcome existing barriers facing Americans with disabilities seeking integration into the work force and society.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Rural Transit Assistance Program (5311(b)(3)) 5311 (b) (3)

Training, technical assistance, research, and related support services in rural areas.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities (5310) 5310

Formula funding to States for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting transportation needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

Urbanized Area Formula Program (5307) 5307

Transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning.

Congress has appropriated funds for FY 2012.

FY 2012 Fuel and Electric Propulsion Costs as Capital Maintenance (details).