There is $3 Billion Available in Federal Transit Funds

This will be the last post in the series on Federal Transit Funding through the Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants (also known as Section 5309) program. In the first post I provided an overview of overall federal transportation funding and introduced the program and in the second post I described where the funds are currently going…… Continue reading There is $3 Billion Available in Federal Transit Funds

California is Winning the Federal Transit Funding Battle

California is winning the federal transit funding battle. With 7 out of the 18 large transit projects either currently being funded or just one step away in the pipeline, California has been and will likely continue to receive the lion’s share of funding from the Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants program. In my previous post, I…… Continue reading California is Winning the Federal Transit Funding Battle

Primer on Federal Funding for Transportion

Primer on Federal Funding for Transportion In this and the next couple of posts, I will discuss federal funding for public transit projects, how it works, where the money is going, and how much is available in the “pipeline”. To start off with, I want to just set the stage for how federal funding works…… Continue reading Primer on Federal Funding for Transportion

New Sources of Public Transit Data

In previous posts (here, here, and here), I used a lot of data from the National Transit Database to evaluate the farebox recovery of different transit agencies and modes. While that is one good source of transit data, two new ones have recently come out. Just last week, the Department of Transportation Bureau Of Transportation Statistics  out…… Continue reading New Sources of Public Transit Data

Rail vs. Bus and What Farebox Recovery Is/Isn’t

In previous posts, I had looked at how transit agencies’ goals can impact their financial performance, which agencies had the highest (and lowest) farebox recovery ratios, and what drove those farebox recovery ratios. This will be the last post in the series on farebox recovery ratios where I’ll show the differences in farebox recovery between…… Continue reading Rail vs. Bus and What Farebox Recovery Is/Isn’t

Breaking Down Farebox Recovery Ratios

In the last post I highlighted the agencies that had the highest farebox recovery ratios and showed that many of them are either rail-only agencies and/or are located in the Northeast. In the last post I included the table below showing the farebox recovery ratios of various agencies. This post will explore what goes into…… Continue reading Breaking Down Farebox Recovery Ratios