This report documents and presents the current state and local matching fund requirements for each federal program, and the local matching fund requirements for non-federal public transportation programs administered by each state. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has been providing financial assistance to transit agencies for more than four decades through its grant programs. These grant programs mostly carry a requirement that either the state or the local entity contribute a certain percentage of funds to match the Federal grant. In addition, states administer their own public transit grant programs with specific matching fund requirements that may differ between programs and type of transit systems.
This report can be used by state DOT administrators and transit officials, local and regional entities, transit system managers, and others interested. A summary of the matching requirements will serve as a resource to study and compare the policies adopted by peers on similar grant programs. This will be a reference document to respond to queries and comments that state DOT transit officials receive from legislators, transit managers, and local agencies. Administrators of state DOTs can use this information to review and modify their grant programs as needed.
Status: This research is completed and has been published as Research Results Digest 353.