Rural and Small Urban (5311) Program
This program (49 U.S.C. 5311) provides
funding for the purpose of supporting public transportation in areas of less
than 50,000 populations.
Funding may be used for capital, operating, and
intercity bus service. It can also be used for job access and reverse commute
projects which is defined as a transportation project to finance planning and
operating costs that support the development and maintenance of transportation
services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible low-income
persons to and from jobs and activities related to their employment. This
funding requires a 40% match for operating assistance, a 20% match for
administrative assistance and a 5% match for capital assistance.
Eligible subrecipients include local government authorities, Indian tribes,
nonprofit organizations, and private operators of public transportation
services, including intercity bus operators.
Management Plan for the 5311 Program
Circular: Rural and Small Urban Areas