Introduction

The fiscal year 1999 "Statistical Summaries" presents selected analyzed data on the distribution and use of the following programs administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA):

The total amount obligated for these programs in FY 1999 was $5.6 billion, which is $1.1 billion (or 24%) higher than the previous fiscal year. About 94 percent was obligated under the two largest programs: Capital Program (37%) and Urbanized Area Formula Program (57%). Of the total $5.6 billion, 94% was programmed for capital; 4% for operating; and 2% for planning. Within the total capital obligations of $5.3 billion, 43% was used for Bus, 38% for Fixed Guideway, and 19% for New Systems. In FY 1999, FTA funded the purchase of 8,552 motor vehicles, or 2,011 (31%) higher than in FY 1998. The purchase of 491 rail cars was funded with $535.1 million. Bus (including rehab, vehicle overhaul, and preventive maintenance) and rail rehabilitation (including preventive maintenance) totaled $433.6 million and $176.1 million, respectively.