Rural and Small Urban (5311) Program
This program (49 U.S.C. 5311) provides
funding for the purpose of supporting public transportation in areas of less
than 50,000 populations.
Funding may be used for capital, operating,
and intercity bus service. It can also be used for job access and reverse
commute projects which is defined as a transportation project to finance
planning and operating costs that support the development and maintenance of
transportation services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible
low-income persons to and from jobs and activities related to their
employment. This funding requires a 40% match for operating assistance, a
20% match for administrative assistance and a 5% match for capital
Eligible subrecipients include local government
authorities, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, and private operators
of public transportation services, including intercity bus operators.
Circular: Rural and Small Urban Areas