State DOT Staff Resources for Administering Federal Public Transportation Programs

The primary objectives of this research project were to collect information on the staff resources that state departments of transportation (DOTs) devote to public transportation programs and to evaluate the ability of the states to adequately administer existing and emerging Federal Transit Administration (FTA) public transportation programs. A secondary objective of the project was to develop a method for regularly updating the data in future years. It is anticipated that the study results will be used to help state transit managers evaluate the adequacy of staffing levels for the administration of federal and state transit programs within their states. The research suggests that most states do not have the staff resources needed to adequately manage the federal transit programs. Further, state options for hiring staff are limited, even with the availability of additional federal funds. Finally, while there is little staff turnover reported, state DOTs have difficulty attracting new staff to transit positions and may be headed for a crisis as staff members retire.


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  • Accession Number: 01046997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-65, Task 7
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 1:55PM