Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 75. Baseline Research on Allowable In-Kind and Local Match Sources

There are increasing uncertainties about the availability of federal and state funding for transit projects. This has caused grants management, program administration and project operations practitioners to look for more ways of leveraging the available funding sources. Consequently, the availability and applicability of a broader range of revenue resources has become increasingly important for efforts to coordinate federal funding for transit projects. The difficulties in documenting and allowing for in-kind as a leveraging tool and source of local match has been discussed for years. Each in-kind match situation can be unique and as a result there is a degree of uncertainty among potential funders concerning how various funds may be used The uncertainty of whether in-kind match will be allowed for a specific transit project makes budgeting extremely difficult for transit managers and leads to instability for transit programs. The objective of this research is to develop a resource guide that includes detailed descriptions of how in-kind and local match sources have been used successfully. The guide will help grantees (transit agencies) and grantors (State departments of transportation [DOTs] and Federal Transit Administration [FTA] regions and other interested federal agencies) develop a better awareness and more consistent and effective approaches to various in-kind match scenarios involving FTA funded projects.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task 75

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Basemera-Fitzpatrick, Velvet

  • Start Date: 20170622
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01638340
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task 75
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2017 1:01AM