This report presents statistical summaries of UMTA's Grant Assistance Program. Grant assistance to the providers of local mass transportation began with the passage of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. A total of $3.5 billion in grants was awarded during fiscal year 1989, raising the grand total of assistance to $52.7 billion. Of the $3.5 billion awarded, 74 percent was programmed for capital purposes; 24 percent for operating expenditures; and the remaining 2 percent for planning assistance. Excluding Stark-Harris grants, the largest urbanized areas with populations over 1 million received 79 percent of the total grant funds obligated during FY 1989. This Statistical Summaries report presents selected data on the distribution and use of various Formula and Discretionary program funds. These programs are the main source of Federal financial aid to urban and non-urban areas. Data was compiled from the captal, operating and planning assistance grants awarded in FY 1989 to transit authorities, states, metropolitan planning organizations, and other units of local governments. The statistical data charted-out in this report apply to the following UMTA programs: Programs financed by the Mass Transit Account of Highway Trust Fund (Sections 3, 8, 16(b)(2), 9B); Programs financed by General Funds (Sections 9, 18, Interstate Transfer); Programs financed by the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund (FAUS); and Special Appropriation (Section 75, Stark-Harris).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Capital and Formula Assistance, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tucci, J
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-UGM-10-90-1
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-UGM-10
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM