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2020 Census: Resources and Information

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) bases annual apportionments for transit formula funding using U.S. Census data, which the U.S. Census Bureau publishes every ten years. The 2020 Census urban area delineations can have substantial impacts to FTA grant recipients.

What’s New

On January 19, 2022, the FTA published a Federal Register Notice to provide the opportunity for comments on changes to the FTA’s National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements related to Urbanized Areas (UZAs). The opportunity to provide comments on the changes to the FTA’s NTD reporting requirements related to UZAs is now closed. Comments were requested by February 18, 2022.


  • Webinar Series
    • Webinar 1: January 26, 2022; view the presentation
    • Additional webinars to be announced
  • Census Announcement of New UZAs: Late Summer 2022
  • Grantees Add New Delineations to 2021 NTD Report or 2019 NTD Data: Late Summer 2022
  • Publish Online Interactive Map of New Census UZA Boundaries: Summer 2022
  • Letters to Grantees/MPOs Where Census Changes Occurred: Fall 2022
  • Publish FY 2023 Apportionments Using 2020 Census Data*: Fall 2022

*FY 2022 and Earlier Funding Will Remain Available Based on the 2010 Census Delineations.

Learn More

On January 26, 2022, FTA conducted a webinar on the potential impacts of the 2020 Census.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2022