MAP-21 definition: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, Transforming the Way We Build, Manage, and Maintain Our Nation's Transit Systems

 

Congress establishes the legal authority to commence and continue FTA programs through authorizing legislation covering several years. On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), reauthorizing surface transportation programs through fiscal year 2014. Each reauthorization amends the Federal Transit Laws codified in 49 USC Chapter 53. MAP-21 took effect on October 1, 2012.
Map-21 Topic Items
Topic Item Date Posted
Frequently Asked Questions

MAP-21 FAQs

12/04/12

FTA Van Pool Policy - FAQs

08/06/15

Section 1306 Financial Penalties Guidance Questions & Answers (PDF)

03/28/14

Section 5309 Capital Investment Program - FAQs

06/12/13

Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970

07/07/15

Webinars, Webcasts and Outreach National Online Dialogue on FTA Section 5310 Performance Measures

04/07/14

Formula Grants for Rural Areas (PDF)

11/08/13

FTA FY 2014 Budget and Capital Investment Webcast
Recorded Tuesday, April 16

04/16/13

Secretary LaHood’s Letter to Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley (PDF)
Written December 19, 2012

12/06/12

MAP-21 Public Webcast - MAP-21 Apportionment Overview
Recorded on Friday, Dec. 4th
View the presentation (PowerPoint) separately

12/04/12

MAP-21 Public Webcast - A Legislative Overview
Recorded on Friday, Aug. 24th

08/24/12

National Online Dialogue on MAP-21 Transportation Performance Measures

08/28/12

Emergency Relief Program:
Hurricane Sandy Aid for Transit
Notice of Funding Availability and How to Apply

02/04/13

Program Fact Sheets

Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing (PDF)

08/16/12

Bus and Bus Facilities (PDF)

08/14/12

Bus Testing Facilities (PDF)

08/16/12

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (PDF)

08/15/12

Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants (PDF)

08/14/12

Flexible Funding Programs - National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) (PDF)

03/28/13

Flexible Funding Programs - Surface Transportation Program (STP) (PDF)

03/28/13

Flexible Funding Programs - Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) (PDF)

04/30/13

Formula Grants for Rural Areas (PDF)

08/14/12

Human Resources and Training (PDF)

08/16/12

Metropolitan & Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning (PDF)

08/14/12

Program Consolidation (PDF)

09/10/12

Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (PDF)

08/16/12

Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Projects (PDF)

08/16/12

State of Good Repair Grants (PDF)

08/14/12

Technical Assistance and Standards Development (PDF)

08/16/12

Transit Asset Management (PDF)

08/14/12

Transit Safety & Oversight (PDF)

08/14/12

Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot (PDF)

10/22/12

Urbanized Area Formula Grants (PDF)

08/15/12
MAP-21 General Information

Final Circular for Urbanized Area Formula Program:

01/16/14

MAP-21 Transit Programs Summary (PDF)

08/30/12

MAP-21 Program Slideshow Overview (PDF)

08/02/12

MAP-21 Program Funding Summary (PDF)

08/02/12

Highlighted Changes in the Law (PDF)
Chapter 53 of title 49 USC, as amended by MAP-21

07/13/12

Federal Transit Law as Amended by MAP-21 (PDF)

07/11/12

Joint Explanatory Statement of the Conference Committee(PDF)

07/11/12

Letter to Stakeholders from Administrator Peter Rogoff (PDF)

07/12/12
Capital Investment Program Information

Capital Investment Program Listening Session (PowerPoint)

10/22/12

Metropolitan & Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Planning

Joint FTA-FHWA Webinar Presentation (PDF)

09/26/12

FTA Webinar Remarks (PDF)

09/26/12
MAP-21 & NEPA New item Proposed Environmental Review Process Guidance for Public Comment

03/12/15

FY 2013 Apportionments Information

FY 2013 Apportionments, Allocations, Program Information and Interim Guidance under MAP-21

10/10/12

Explanatory Note About FY 2013 Apportionments

07/20/12

Program Changes to Apportionment Distribution Under MAP-21

07/20/12

FY 2012 Full Year Apportionments

FY 2012 Full Year Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information

07/18/12