The FTA has posted online apportionment information covering $13.4 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 funding to support public transportation nationwide. The funding, which represents an increase of 8 percent over 2017 levels, includes formula and competitive funding for FTA grant recipients.
The apportionments, referenced in 19 detailed tables, specify FY 2018 authorized and appropriated funding to FTA’s 2,000 grant recipients, following the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2018. The bill includes $10 billion in formula funding, which is allocated based on population, transit ridership and other data.
Under the 2018 bill, funding for FTA’s competitive Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Grant Program increased by 78 percent, and the Bus Formula Grant Program increased by 50 percent. The State of Good Repair Formula Grant Program grew by 17 percent to continue to assist agencies in maintaining assets like transit vehicles and track in safe working condition.