Flexible Funding for Transit Access
Safe and complete pedestrian and bicycle networks are essential access to transit. To implement infrastructure investments that prioritize safety, public policy must continue to support the creation of an affordable, multimodal transportation system that protects its most vulnerable users and promotes an environment where transit, walking, and bicycling are considered mainstream modes of transportation. In support of these infrastructure investments, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are working together to promote safer routes to transit and help local policymakers better connect their communities by promoting the use of a flexible funding mechanism to transfer FHWA’s Federal-aid Highway program funds to FTA oversight, to more easily develop projects that provide safe and convenient access to transit under Federal law (23 U.S.C. § 104(f); 49 U.S.C. § 5334(i)(1)).
This webinar will provide background information on the types of projects and funding sources that are eligible for such transfers, an overview of the transfer process, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
Randall (Keith) Benjamin II, Associate Administrator, Highway Policy and External Affairs, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Karina Ricks, Associate Administrator, Research, Demonstration and Innovation