The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) amended 49 U.S.C. 5336(c) requiring FTA to conduct and submit a study on the feasibility of an incentive funding system for transit formula programs.
Specifically, Congress required that the study address the following components:
This report explores the feasibility of implementing incentive systems under two FTA programs, the Urbanized Areas (49 U.S.C. 5307) and Rural and Small Urban Areas (49 U.S.C. 5311) formula grant programs.
The report was published and transmitted to Congress in August 2008.