Federal Transit Funding

Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) manages a number of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding programs that support transit service in Dutchess County and the greater region:

FTA Section 5307 (Urbanized Area Formula Program)

The Section 5307 program supports transit capital and operating assistance in Census-designated urbanized areas, such as the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh NY-NJ Urbanized Area. The funds are distributed by the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA, using a formula based on the amount of transit service provided, population, and other factors.

Eligible activities include the engineering and design of transit projects; capital investments such as replacing buses, safety, and security equipment; construction of passenger facilities; and investments in fixed guideway systems (e.g. new rail cars, track maintenance, and signal equipment). In addition, preventive maintenance, mobility management, and some Americans with Disabilities Act services are considered capital costs. See FTA's Section 5307 website for more information.

FTA Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities)

The Section 5310 program supports the transportation needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities, especially where public transportation services are unavailable or not sufficient. Funds are available to non-profit organizations or public agencies to purchase and operate buses for elderly and disabled transportation. Projects in Dutchess County must be consistent with the our Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (.pdf). See FTA's Section 5310 website for more information.

FTA Section 5337 (State of Good Repair)

The Section 5337 program provides funding to fixed guideway systems (including rail, bus rapid transit, and passenger ferries) and high intensity bus systems (e.g. buses operating in High Occupancy Vehicle lanes). Projects are limited to captial vehicle replacement/rehabilitation, or capital projects required to maintain a state of good repair. Projects must be included in a Transit Asset Management Plan to receive funding. See FTA's Section 5337 website for more information.

FTA Section 5339 (Bus & Bus Facilities Program)

The Section 5339 program provides funding to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities. See FTA's Section 5339 website for more information. 

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