FTA Programs  

FTA Programs

FTA Section 5307 Capital Program

The Section 5307 program allocates funds to the state and urbanized areas based on a formula for various capital projects, including new or replacement rolling stock, vehicles and equipment. Both bus and rail projects are eligible.

FTA Section 5310 Capital Program

The Section 5310 Program provides capital assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide specialized transportation services to elderly persons and persons with disabilities. The MetroCog solicits project applications and works with the state in determining priorities for the region.

FTA Section 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Grants

The Section 5316 program provides funds to enhance and expand public transit services to and from employment centers. MetroCog works with the GBT, SWRPA and the other transit districts in the Bridgeport-Stamford urbanized area to decide projects to be funded by the Section 5316 program.

FTA Section 5317 New Freedoms Initiative (NFI)

The NFI program provides funds for new and enhanced public transportation services and alternatives that are beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that assist individuals with disabilities with transportation. MetroCog works with the GBT, SWRPA and the other transit districts in the Bridgeport-Stamford urbanized area to determine projects to be funded by the Section 5317 program.

FTA Section 5309 Capital Funding Program

The Section 5309 program is a discretionary program that provides capital funding for various large-scale projects, such as the establishment of new transit service projects, improvement and maintenance of existing rail and other fixed guideway systems and the rehabilitation of bus systems. Project proposals must compete against proposals from other areas of the country.