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Rural and Small Urban Area Public Transportation Assistance
Each fall, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) receives and processes applications for rural and urban transit service operators seeking to receive operating and/or capital assistance. The application materials for calendar year 2014 are now available.
Applicants who are in an urbanized area (population 50,000 or above) and are typically eligible to receive should first apply to WisDOT for State Urban Mass Transit Operating Assistance using the Tier A-1/A-2/B Bus or Tier B Taxi applications below. Once the state approves of the application and officially notifies the applicant of the amount of federal and state aid it is due to receive, the applicant can directly apply to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) if they wish to receive funds under federal Section 5307.
The Rural and Small Urban Area Public Transportation Assistance program allocates federal funds to local public bodies or Native American tribes. These funds under Federal Section 5311 (Formula Grant for Rural Areas) support capital and operating expenses for public transportation services that are scheduled for and operated in non-urbanized areas (population between 2,500 and 50,000). Rural systems should use the Tier C Shared-ride taxi or Rural Bus application below for operating assistance. Rural systems with capital needs and the required local match to purchase vehicles, equipment, or hire mobility managers in the next calendar year should submit the Capital Assistance application. The State Management Plan explains how WisDOT administers these federal funds.
For calendar year 2014, projects previously funded in the Section 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program may be funded by either Section 5307 (for urban systems) or 5311 (rural) programs. State funding through the Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) may also be available for these projects. Subrecipients applying for funds for JARC-WETAP projects should complete Exhibits X and Y in the operating assistance spreadsheets below. WisDOT will review this information to determine eligibility for 5307, 5311 or state programs based on federal and state regulations, as well as available funding.
- Capital Assistance Program 2014 Application Booklet
- Federal Certification and Assurances for CY 2014 Capital Applicants
- Vehicle descriptions and projected costs for CY 2014
- Shared-ride taxi Operating Assistance Program 2014 Application Booklet
- 2014 Tier C Shared-ride Taxi Operating Assistance Spreadsheet
- 2014 Tier B Taxi Operating Assistance Spreadsheet
- Rural and Urban Bus Operating Assistance Program 2014 Application Booklet
- 2014 Rural Bus Operating Assistance Spreadsheet
- 2014 Tier A1-A2-B Bus Operating Assistance Spreadsheet
- Federal Certification and Assurances for CY 2014 Operating Projects
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