|(a) Purpose. Section 5307, Federal Transit Act (49
U.S.C. §5307), authorizes the Secretary of the U.S. DOT to make
capital and operating grants for public transportation projects in
(b) Eligible recipients. Section 5307 funds for urbanized
areas with populations of 200,000 or more are dispensed by the FTA
directly to eligible recipients designated by the governor or the
governor's designee. Section 5307 funds for urbanized areas with populations
of less than 200,000 may be dispensed by the governor or may be dispensed
by FTA directly to eligible recipients designated by the governor
or the governor's designee.
(c) Allocation of funds. For the urbanized areas with
populations of 200,000 or more, funds are apportioned to the urbanized
area by the FTA. For the urbanized areas with populations of less
than 200,000, funds are apportioned to the governor for allocation
to those areas. This section governs the allocation of those funds
if the governor delegates this responsibility to the commission or
to the department.
(d) Department role. After notification from the FTA
that the §5307 governor's apportionment funds are available,
the department will notify the FTA of the amounts allocated to each
recipient from the governor's apportionment and will notify the recipient
of that amount.
(e) Funding distribution. The department will allocate §5307
funds in the following manner.
(1) Each recipient will receive the amount published
in the Federal Register under the §5307
formula apportionment, except as provided in paragraphs (2) - (4)
of this subsection.
(2) Any deobligated funds still available to Texas
from previous years will be distributed to recipients on a pro rata
basis except for urbanized areas that are under 200,000 in population
and that are located within the planning boundaries of a transportation
management area (a metropolitan planning organization with over 200,000
population, as defined by the U.S. Census).
(3) Recipients must notify the department if allocated
funds are not needed in a given year. These funds may be distributed
to the remaining recipients on a pro rata basis or distributed at
the department's discretion.
(4) The department may review grant balances from previous
years and adjust individual awards as needed. Adjustments that increase
the overall available apportionment will be distributed to all recipients
on a pro rata basis. An adjustment under this paragraph and any resulting
distribution do not apply to an urbanized area that is under 200,000
in population and that is located within the planning boundaries of
a transportation management area.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §31.26 adopted to be effective August 14, 1989, 14 TexReg 3704; amended to effective July 20, 1992, 17 TexReg 4891; amended to be effective February 15, 2001, 26 TexReg 1365; amended to be effective April 17, 2003, 28 TexReg 3080; amended to be effective February 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 1380; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8253