2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Anderson
Allocation of Federal STP Funds to Transit Properties (language only)

Item 436 #3h

Item 436 #3h

Secretary of Transportation


Page 370, after line 10 insert:

"In addition, 10 percent of the funds apportioned under federal law for the Surface  Transportation Program shall be allocated for public transportation operations under a grant program to be established by the Department of Rail and Public Transportation.  The purpose of the program shall be to provide short-term relief to financially-stressed public transportation entities in order to maintain operational capacity when significant conditions, not caused by the entity, have negatively impacted the ability to meet consumer demand.  Program guidelines to be established by the department shall include requirements for matching funds and evidence of the implementation of fiscally responsible efficiency measures implemented by the applicant.  No single public transportation entity shall receive more than 50 percent of the amount available under the program in a single year."


(This amendment directs the distribution of 10 percent of all federal Surface Transportation Program funds distributed by the CTB to a newly established program to support financially stressed transit properties and limits an individual recipient to no more than 50 percent of such funds in a single year.)