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Table 4: Fiscal Year 2016 5307 Apportionment Formula - Full Year

Distribution of Available Funds

Of the funds made available to the Section 5307 program, a one half percent takedown is apportioned to states for State Safety oversight program, $30 Million is set aside for Section 5307(h) Passenger Ferry Grants and a one and a half percent takedown is authorized for Small Transit Intensive Cities. This amount is apportioned to the Governors based on a separate formula that uses criteria related to specific service performance categories. A 3.07 percent takedown is apportioned to urbanized areas based on current low-income data from Census.

The remaining funds are apportioned to small, medium, and large sized urbanized areas (UZAs). 9.32% is made available for UZAs 50,000-199,999 in population, and 90.68% to UZAs 200,000 or more in population.

UZA Population and Weighting Factors

Table 4: Fiscal Year 2016 5307 Apportionment Formula - Full Year
50,000-199,999 in population : (Apportioned to Governors)
  • 9.32% of available Section 5307 funds
    • 50% apportioned based on population
    • 50% apportioned based on population x population density
200,000 and greater in population: (Apportioned to UZAs)
  • 90.68% of available Section 5307 funds
  • 33.29% (Fixed Guideway Tier*)
  • 95.61% (Non-incentive Portion of Tier)
    • --- at least 0.75% to each UZA with commuter rail and pop. 750,000 or greater
    • 60% - fixed guideway revenue vehicle miles
    • 40% - fixed guideway route miles
  • 4.39% ("Incentive" Portion of Tier)
    • -- at least 0.75% to each UZA with commuter rail and pop. 750,000 or greater
    • -- fixed guideway passenger miles × fixed guideway passenger miles/operating cost
  • 66.71% ("Bus" Tier)
  • 90.8% (Non-incentive Portion of Tier)
  • 73.39% for UZAs with population 1,000,000 or greater
    • 50% - bus revenue vehicle miles
    • 25% - population
    • 25% - population × population density
  • 26.61% for UZAs pop. < 1,000,000
    • 50% - bus revenue vehicle miles
    • 25% - population
    • 25% - population × density
  • 9.2% ("Incentive" Portion of Tier)
    • -- bus passenger miles × bus passenger miles/operating cost

Last Updated: 02/09/2016

Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016