Public Transit

Planning & Programming Overview

Financial Management


FFY 2014-FFY 2017: FTA Section Grant funds awarded. These funds have been programmed & are encumbered on projects.
FFY 2018 – FFY 2022: FTA Section Grant funds anticipated to be awarded. Funds are in process of being programmed.  Future funds anticipated to increase at 1% annual.

Budget Financials Overview

FTA Grant awards currently open by Federal Fiscal Year of awarded grants.
As individual grants are processed and expended, grants are closed and removed from the summary.  Chart shows one open grant in FFY 2009 which has recently been fully expended and will be closed shortly. FFY 2011 also has one grant open and has a small unexpended balance, expecting to be closed shortly. 

Currently open FTA Section Grant 5310 funds by federal fiscal year. Funds assist in the capital procurement and operational expenses relating to specialized transport of seniors (65+) and individuals with disabilities. FFY 2013 is expected to close in the current fiscal year. FFY 2017 funds were received by UDOT in September, 2018.

Currently open FTA Section Grant 5311 funds by federal fiscal year. Funds assist in capital procurement and maintenance operation expenses relating to rural fixed route transit. 

Currently open FTA Section Grants 5339 by federal fiscal year. Funds assist rural fixed route transit systems in the capital procurement of vehicles and construction of facilities. Current grants are ready to close out. In recent years funding has helped in the procurement of buses for several systems; Cache Valley Transit District and Park City Transit. Funds have also helped in the construction of a park and ride lot in Cache valley and a transit transfer center in Park City. Federal Fiscal Year 2017 grants applications have been submitted, but funding has not yet been received by UDOT. UDOT is currently in the process of applying for the FFY 2018 grants.


Currently open contracts with FTA Section 5304 funds utilized for planning and feasibility study toward rural transit projects. Fixed route system providers typically utilize funds for short and long range plan production.
Statewide Association of Governments utilize the funds for production of area coordinated plans developing prioritized lists of projects for seniors (65+) and individuals with disabilities.

Performance of Transit Services

Chart shows a four year summary of vehicle miles operated by rural fixed route transit systems. These systems were utilizing either vehicles or operating funds that involve Utah rural 5311 transit funding.

Chart shows a four year summary mileage and trips by provider. Interesting to note is the volume of trips and type of trip provided. The smaller fleet providers tend to accommodate “other” trips (blue line) indicating public trips, on call demand trips, or other non-specialized trips.

Chart shows trip summary by eligibility by federal fiscal year for FTA 5310 Grant program. In general the human service providers service ADA trips more frequently than Senior (65+) trips and less frequent, low income trips.

Chart shows five year trip summary by eligibility by human service provider agency for FTA 5310 Grant program.
Agencies can be noted that specialize in ADA, Senior (65+) and / or low income trips. The spike in data alerts reviewers to probable data enter error.

FTA Funding Formula Grant Programs - General Information

FTA Program 5304 - Statewide Planning The Planning and Research Grants programs (49 USC, sections 5304) provide funds to metropolitan planning organizations for transit planning and awards UDOT monies for statewide transit planning and research.
FTA Program 5310 - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Public Transportation grants program (49 USC, Section 5310) provides funding to improve accessibility and mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities.  Local stakeholder forums or committees plan and design the transportation services.
FTA Program 5311 - Rural Public Transportation The Rural Public Transportation grants program (49 USC, Section 5311) helps people in rural areas access health care, shopping, education, employment, and recreation. Currently, there are 38 operators providing public transportation in rural areas and small cities with populations under 50,000.
FTA Program Jobs Access and Reverse Commute 5316 & New Freedom 5317 Map-21 repealed formula grant sections 5316 JARC and 5317. Section 5316 was combined with 49 USC, Section 5311 and  5317 was combined with 49 USC, Section 5310. Funding in sections 5316 and 5317 is not available beyond the federal fiscal year 2012. 
FTA Program 5339 - Bus and Bus Facilities The Bus and Bus Facilities 49 USC, Section 5339 provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities. The goal of the Section 5339 program is to improve bus and bus facilities by funding capital projects to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses, vans, and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities.