California’s 2022 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program highlights microtransit as an eligible use case: call for applications opens on Nov. 19
TIRCP provides $500-600M in funding of large-scale transit projects that will reduce GhG emissions and congestion while improving the quality and safety of transit service.
Creative ways to fund on-demand public transportation and microtransit in 2021
Finding the cash for new TransitTech is often half the battle. Here are nearly a dozen ways cities are creatively funding new on-demand public transportation networks.
FTA announces $3.5M in Grants for Innovative Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
Grants fund projects that improve access to key services for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income communities
FTA announces $410M in Bus and Bus Facilities Program Grants
Grants cover capital needs for bus services including vehicles, bus facilities, and software
FTA announces $25M in Route Planning Restoration Grants
Applicants are encouraged to plan service improvements that will increase ridership, reduce travel times, and increase quality of service for low-income riders.
FHWA launches 2021 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grant program
The Federal Highway Administration invites states or groups of states to apply for funding to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
Infrastructure Canada opens the first round of the Rural Transit Solutions Fund with planning grants up to $50k CAD
Part of the Government’s promise to make $250M CAD in federal funding available over the next five years, this first round of funding provides grants for planning, capital, and zero-emission projects.
NADTC announces planning grants to improve transportation access for seniors and people with disabilities
Applicants are asked to plan for innovative approaches to transit equity and post-COVID transportation for older adults and people with disabilities.
FTA announces $16.3M in transit planning grants to areas of persistent poverty
Applicants are encouraged to advance racial equity in Areas of Persistent Poverty through transit planning and engineering projects.
2021 application open for Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies (ATCMTD) Program
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released ATCMTD, which provides $60M in funding for intelligent transportation systems and other large transportation technology projects.
FTA announces $10M for public transportation on Indian reservations
The FTA announced $10M in competitive grants for planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas.
NCMM launches the 2021 Community Mobility Design Challenge
NCMM invites applicants to identify critical transportation needs of marginalized populations and invites successful applicants to participate in a human-centered design process to address those needs.