TDOT funds statewide initiatives that include TDOT’s
Transit Program Grants.
This program provides funds to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)
and directly to some urban transit systems to support the costs of preparing
long range transportation plans and financially feasible Transportation
Improvement Plans and conducting intermodal transportation planning and
Urbanized Area Grants
This program provides funds to urbanized areas with populations of more than
50,000 for transit operating and capital assistance and for
transportation-related planning. For areas under 200,000 in population,
funds are apportioned on the basis of population and population density. For
areas over 200,000 in population, funds are apportioned based on population,
population density, and transit data.
Capital Investment Grants
This program provides discretionary capital assistance for the purchase of
new equipment, acquisition of property, and the construction of public
Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Grants
This program provides transit capital assistance, through the state, to
private non-profit organizations and public bodies that provide specialized
transportation services to elderly and/or disabled persons.
Non-Urbanized Area Grants
This formula grant program provides funds to each state for state
administration, planning, and technical assistance and for transit capital,
operating, and project administration assistance in areas with populations
of less than 50,000.
State Planning and Research Grants
Through this program, funding is available to each state for the purpose of
technical studies and assistance, demonstrations, planning, management
training, and cooperative research activities.
Job Access and Reverse Commute Grants
This program provides grants for administrative, operating and capital
assistance to local governments and non-profit organizations to develop
transit services to connect welfare recipients and low-income persons to
employment and support services.
State Operating Assistance Program
The purpose of the State Operating Assistance Program is to assist local
governments in meeting public transportation needs throughout the state.
Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
RTAP provides, on national and state levels, a wide variety of technical
assistance, training materials, and publications to rural transit
Urban Transit Assistance Program (UTAP)
The Urban Transit Assistance Program (UTAP) is a state training program
funded for urban transit systems by TDOT. Through UTAP, the state provides
technical assistance, training materials, information networks, and
workshops for urban transit professionals.
Statewide Transit Student Internship Program
The Statewide Student Internship Program is sponsored by TDOT. The mission
of the program is to expose college students to the field of Public
Transportation with the hope that their experience will encourage them to
enter the field as a career.
Families First Transportation
The Departments of Transportation and Human Services entered into an
Interdepartmental Agreement for the coordination of Families First
transportation services, utilizing the Rural and Urban Transit Systems.
Transportation Services include: mass transit passes, van service, and
reimbursement for participants who are able to provide their own
Commuter Ridesharing/TDM (CMAQ)
This program will allocate funds for on-line Rideshare matching software,
free transit ozone alert days, vanpool acquisition and TDM Commuter
Technical Assistance. Funds will be expended only in those counties and
urbanized areas designated as non attainment areas by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. The funding amounts will depend upon Federal and State
New Freedoms Transportation
Through this program funding is available to public, private, non-profit and
private for-profit agencies that are part of a locally developed, human
services coordination plan for the purpose of providing transportation
services that go beyond Americans With Disabilities requirements. Funding is
available through a competitive process.