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NCHRP 20-65/Task 19 [Final]

Utilization by States of the Flexibility to Transfer Federal Funds Among Eligible Federal Programs
[ NCHRP 20-65 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $25,000
Research Agency: AECOM Transportation Consulting
Principal Investigator: Mark Schofield
Effective Date: 3/21/2008
Completion Date: 3/15/2009
Comments: Completed. The final report has been published as RRD 338.

            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.

Completed. The final report has been published as RRD 338.




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