Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 19. Utilization by States of the Flexibility to Transfer Federal Funds Among Eligible Federal Programs

For a number of years, Federal transportation reauthorization legislation and the Federal Transit Administration, have allowed State Departments of Transportation the flexibility of reallocating selected sources of federal funding among eligible funding programs, such as the 5307, 5310, 5311 programs. Some states annually, or periodically have utilized this flexibility to better match funding needs with available resources. Other states have either chosen not to exercise this option, or are unaware of the availability of this option. In either of these situations, knowledge of the options available, and the benefits that could be realized, would be useful information for many states. Also, specific knowledge of which states currently utilized this alternative, would be helpful to states that may choose to do this in the future. The objective of this research is to determine which states have utilized the option to transfer funds from one or more, eligible federal programs for the last three federal fiscal years. An analysis should be conducted that identifies the specific federal programs involved in these transfers, the amount and percentage of eligible federal funds transferred, the reasons for these transfers, and the resulting benefits of these actions.</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font></p>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25000.00
  • 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

    2751 Prosperity Avenue
    Suite 300
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schofield, Mark

  • Start Date: 20080321
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090315
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19772

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464338
  • 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 2:40PM