FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities

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Michael Lange
Branch Chief
(916) 657-3946

Final Draft of State Management Plan at FTA for review


Program History

Congress created the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities program under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP 21). This action required the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to be the designated recipient of this Program’s funds for small urban and rural areas of the State. Caltrans has submitted a Section 5339 component for the Division of Rail and Mass Transportation (DRMT) State Management Plan (SMP) to FTA for its review. A link to the SMP, which describes the State’s policies and procedures for administering the FTA 5339 program is below.

Program Overview

Section 5339 is a grant program authorized by 49 United States Code (U.S.C) Section 5339 as specified under the Federal Reauthorization Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or “MAP 21”. The program was continued, with some modifications in the recently authorized Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The 5339 Program provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses, vans, and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities. FTA apportions a discretionary component and a small urban (population 50,000 to 200,000) formula component to governors of each State annually. The California State Department of Transportation, Division of Rail and Mass Transportation (DRMT) has been delegated the designated recipient responsibilities by the Governor and is the direct recipient for these funds. DRMT administers these funding components to eligible sub-recipients which include: public agencies and private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Division Links

Contact Information

Physical Address:

Department of Transportation
Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

Please choose one of the following:

(Concerning Rail Ops Support and Equipment)

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
MS 74
P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

(Concerning State and Federal Transit Programs)

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
MS 39
P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

General Information:

DRMT Phone 916-654-8811
DRMT Fax (Rail) 916-653-4565
DRMT Fax (Mass Trans) 916-654-9366
Amtrak 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

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