Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 23. Identification of State and Local Matching Fund Requirements for State Administered Federal, and Non-Federal, Public Transportation Programs

All fifty states currently administer one, or more, federal public transportation funding programs such as the Section 5310 and Section 5311 programs. However, not all states have the same local matching fund requirements. For example, some states pay the entire non-federal match (eg. 80% federal, 20% state), some states require local matching funds equal to one-half of the non-federal share (eg. 80% federal, 10% state and 10% local) and some other states have other combinations of state and local matching fund percentages to cover the non-federal share. Furthermore, these state policies can differ among the various federal programs. To help understand what other states require from local governments to match federal grants for the various federal programs that states administer, it would be helpful to know what the different local matching fund policies employed by each state for each federal program. This would enable states to assess whether their current policies are similar to those of other states. In addition, since a number of states also administer various non-federal public transportation programs for urban and/or rural transit systems, it would also be helpful to determine the local matching fund requirements, if any, for each state for each urban and rural non-federal public transportation assistance program. Again this information would be helpful for states to determine if their current policy is consistent with those of other states. The results of this research will be matrixes showing the current state and local matching fund percentage requirements for each urban and rural federal programs, and the local matching fund requirements for each non-federal public transportation programs administered by each state.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49957.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    AECOM Consulting Transportation Group

    3101 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sundararajan, Ashok

  • Start Date: 20090723
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100122
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26028

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463973
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM