Transit Grants and Funding
Capital and Operating Assistance
MDT administered Federal and State capital and operating grant programs provide assistance to qualified organizations providing transportation to the rural general public, including the elderly and disabled. Eligible recipients of this funding are local public bodies; private nonprofit organizations; Tribal governments and agencies; and operators of public transportation services.
Passage of new Federal transportation in 2005 has led the Montana Department of Transportation to change the way it administers its transit programs.
If you are applying for assistance during program transition, two different applications are available to download and fill out depending on whether you are requesting capital or operating assistance. These applications are available through the links below:
We will update this page as developments occur. If you still have questions, contact:
, Transit Section Supervisor, 406-444-9192
The following reports are to be used by grantees during program transition:
Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
RTAP funds may be used to support nonurbanized transit activities in four categories: training, technical assistance, research and related support services. This program is a component of the Section 5311 grant.
Eligible recipients of these funds include all Montana rural transit providers receiving federal transit grants. Funds are also available to Montana's public transit operators in small urbanized areas - Billings, Missoula and Great Falls - as long as the activities are primarily designed and delivered to benefit non-urbanized transit providers. This program is 100 percent federally funded.
Supplemental Transit Information
MDT/MTA Quarterly Meeting Minutes
For additional information on Transit Programs, please visit www.fta.dot.gov.