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Fact Sheet: State of Good Repair and Rail Vehicle Replacement Program


Note: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides both authorized future funding from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and advance annual appropriations, both of which are included in the table shown above.
Fiscal Year 2022
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)
5337 State of Good Repair $4,411 $4,483 $4,575 $4,649 $4,743
High Intensity Fixed Guideway
$3,994 $4,064 $4,153 $4,225 $4,316
High Intensity Motorbus Tier $117 $119 $122 $124 $127
Competitive Grants for
Rail Vehicle Replacement
$300 $300 $300 $300 $300

Program Purpose:

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, continues the State of Good Repair grants program. This program provides financial assistance to transit agencies that operate fixed-guideway and high-intensity motorbus systems for the maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation of capital assets, including competitive grants for rail rolling stock, as well as for the development and implementation of transit asset management plans. These funds reflect a commitment to ensuring that public transportation operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so communities can offer balanced transportation choices that help to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and encourage economic development.

Statutory References:

49 U.S.C. § 5337, IIJA § 30016, IIJA Division J

Eligible Recipients:

  • For formula funds: state and local governmental authorities in urbanized areas with fixed guideway and high intensity motorbus systems that have been in operation for at least seven years.
  • For competitive funds: state and local governmental authorities.

Eligible Activities:

Projects that maintain, rehabilitate, and replace capital assets including rail rolling stock, as well as projects that implement transit asset management plans.

What’s Changed?

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law added a competitive component to the program for state and local governmental authorities to fund capital projects for the replacement of rail rolling stock. Program requirements and funding allocation amounts will be identified in a Notice of Funding Opportunity. Not more than three new competitive awards to eligible projects may be announced each fiscal year. FTA may select projects for multi-year awards.


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