State and Local Use of Administrative Resources Provided by the Federal Transit Administration

This report documents and presents the results of a study of how administrative resources for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs are utilized by State Departments of Transportation. The purpose of the study is to help justify the promotion of efficient and effective approaches to program management at the State Departments of Transportation oversight level. Research documents current practices for using Federal funds for various expenses including salaries, travel, operating expenses, and contracting. Research results and innovative practices identified in the report are provided for State FTA program managers to consider as potential administrative approaches that would be an aid to program management. The innovative approaches included in the report identify how other States utilize funds to meet the ongoing expenses of program management including the use of technology, staffing strategies, and other opportunities.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    RLS & Associates, Incorporated

    3131 South Dixie Avenue, #202
    Dayton, OH  United States  45439

    ICF International

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    San Francisco, CA  United States  94107
  • Authors:
    • Brown, Laura
    • O’Connell, Susan
    • Garrity, Richard
    • Fittante, Steve
    • Amiet, Rosamary
    • Choe, James
  • Publication Date: 2016-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01671261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-65, Task 66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2018 2:48PM