2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Public Transportation Grant (language only)

Item 436 #10s

Item 436 #10s

Secretary of Transportation


Page 370, line 5, strike "5." and insert "5.a."

Page 370, following line 10, insert:

"b. 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 customer 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 greater than 50 percent of the amounts available under the program in a single year.".


(This amendment establishes a new grant program within the DRPT for short-term grants to financially stressed transit systems.)