Various ways of obtaining federal money for use in implementing a demand-responsive transportation (DRT) system are briefly reviewed. Eligible communities may obtain 80 percent of the funds for all capital equipment and facilities from the capital grants program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). Funds for capital equipment may also be obtained from the Highway Trust Fund from monies allocated for the Interstate Highway System - if the community decides it no longer wants the Interstate Highway. Communities may borrow capital funds from the Mass Transit Assistance Act (1974) for use as operating funds. Applications to the UMTA involve submission of a preapplication briefly describing the program and the money needed. If this is successful, a more detailed application is made. UMTA must also be given a 5-year financial plan that includes a 5-year capital improvement program. An environmental impact statement must also accompany the grant application. Before submission of the application, however, a public hearing must be held 30 days after posting a notice of the hearing. A copy of the preapplication is sent to the U.S. Department of Labor, since the UMTA cannot grant money to a community in which those funds would adversely affect labor.

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    • Presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems conducted by the TRB, Nov. 11-13, 1974, Oakland, Calif.; and co-sponsored by American Public Transit Association, California DOT, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, MIT, UMTA and Technology Sharing Program of U.S. DOT. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Zobrak, Marcel
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: p 41
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  • Accession Number: 00126161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM