FTA Gives Out Full FY18 Transit Apportionments

May 10, 2018

The Federal Transit Administration has at last distributed the full amount of fiscal year 2018 funding for mass transit programs provided by the omnibus appropriations bill enacted into law on March 23.

The formal announcement hasn’t been printed in the Federal Register yet, but FTA has posted the Excel spreadsheets with the funding apportionments and allocations for all the different programs here.

A total of $13.218 billion in funding was made available for apportionment or allocation to local transit agencies in 2018. Not all that money has gone out yet. Some of the money for competitive programs (especially $451 million for competitive bus grants) has to go through the application and selection process.

And although the omnibus bill provided $2.624 billion (after the oversight set-aside) for Capital Investment Grants, FTA has only allocated the $1.328 billion for the FY18 installments of signed grant agreements. The other $1.296 billion is being held back as “unallocated” at this time and a footnote in the table says “FTA is reviewing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141) and related report text, and will publish additional FY 2018 Capital Investment Grants allocations in the future.”

The CIG funding allocated in the notice is below.

State Project Location and Description Allocation
CA San Carlos, Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project $100,000,000
CA Los Angeles, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project $100,000,000
CA Los Angeles, Westside Purple Line Extension Section 1 $100,000,000
CA Los Angeles, Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2 $100,000,000
CA San Diego, California, Mid-Coast Light Rail Extension $100,000,000
CA San Francisco, Third Street Light Rail-Central Subway Project $23,018,101
CA San Jose, Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension $97,414,577
CO Denver, Eagle Commuter Rail $63,262,585
IL Chicago, Red and Purple Modernization Phase 1 $100,000,000
MA Boston, Cambridge to Medford – Green Line Extension $150,000,000
MD Maryland National Capital Purple Line $120,000,000
NC Charlotte,  LYNX Blue Line Extension-Northeast Corridor $74,234,588
OR Portland, Portland – Milwaukie Light Rail Project $100,000,000
TX Fort Worth,  TEX Rail $100,000,000
TOTAL ALLOCATED BY MAY 8, 2018 $1,327,929,851



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