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Guidance for Transit Financial Plans

This document defines the content and scope of a financial plan, which accomplishes the objectives of the legislative mandate placed upon FTA, provides a model format and detailed examples of the elements of a complete and concise financial plan. The financial plan:

  • documents the recent financial history of the transit agency
  • describes its financial health
  • documents projected costs and revenues
  • demonstrates the reasonableness of key assumptions underlying these projections

For additional technical guidance on developing transit agency financial plans and for specific questions related to this document, contact Liam Bresnahan at the Federal Transit Administration's Planning and Environment office.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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