AzTA ADVOCACY FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION APPORTIONMENTS
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has posted its annual apportionments online in 19 detailed tables.
The FTA apportionments distribute $13.4 billion for public transportation in fiscal year 2018 pursuant to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141, Division L). The funding includes formula and competitive funding for FTA grant recipients.
WHITE HOUSE RESCISSION REQUEST
Today, President Donald Trump proposed to rescind $15.4 billion from 38 prior-year appropriations, including $100 million of prior-year public transit formula grants and intercity passenger rail competitive grants. The President also proposes to rescind $179 million of prior-year highway funding. Rescissions are cuts to Federal funding. Therefore, pursuant to the request, the President proposes to cut $279 million of prior-year surface transportation funding.
APTA recommends that, instead of rescinding funds for public transportation and intercity passenger rail, these funds should be used to address the current $90 billion state-of-good-repair backlog for bus and rail systems.
The rescissions include the following public transit and intercity passenger rail budget accounts:
Finally, President Trump is reported to be developing a subsequent rescission request that will include rescissions from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141), which could include additional proposed rescissions to the Transportation Appropriations Act.
Attached is a link to the specific proposed rescissions to FTA Formula Grants and FRA Intercity Passenger Rail Grants
Source: American Public Transportation Association