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April 6th, 2022
Rep. Grijalva Announces $176 Million in Federal Transit Funding for Arizona

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) would apportion $176,038,057 in funding through FTA formula programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 22, which includes funding from both the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and advance appropriations provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“I voted for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to deliver historic transportation funding for Arizona,” said Rep. Grijalva. “These funds will be used to rebuild roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, and modernize our transportation infrastructure to make it more accessible, resilient and sustainable.​ President Biden emphasized his commitment to our workforce and ensured our transportation infrastructure is built on equity and I look forward to holding him to that promise.”

While the funding for many FTA programs is provided directly to the states, for several programs the funding goes to the Urbanized Area (UZA) as defined by the Census. Urbanized Area funding in Rep. Grijalva’s district include:

  • Tucson: $23,092,610
  • Phoenix-Mesa: $99,631,345
  • Avondale-Goodyear: $405,558

USDOT today also announced a more than $20 billion investment in American transit, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding levels, detailed by FTA in apportionment tables for each of 30 programs for Fiscal Year 2022, will provide 58% more funding, enabling transit agencies to modernize and expand services for residents in communities large and small. 

The FY 2022 full-year apportionment, which supports all of FTA’s diverse competitive and formula programs, supersede partial-year tables posted in February 2022. The full-year amounts significantly increase funding for many programs, including:

  • $6.9 billion for the Urbanized Area Formula Program, which supports transit agencies in large U.S. cities and suburbs, 29% more than the FY21 funding level;
  • $4.1 billion for the State of Good Repair Formula Program, 52% more than the FY21 funding level;
  • $1.2 billion for the Low- and No-Emission Vehicle Program, more than six times the FY21 funding level;
  • $893 million for Rural Area Formula grants, which support transit programs in rural areas, representing 23% more than the FY21 level;
  • $422 million for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program, representing 44% more than the FY21 level;
  • $45 million to support to transit programs run by tribal governments through formula and competitive grants, representing 25% more than the FY21 funding level; and
  • $49 million for State Safety Oversight, representing 69% more than FY21 funding level.

FTA has already issued Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2022 Tribal Transit Competitive program and the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program and Low or No Emission Grant Program. NOFOs for other programs will be published later this spring and summer.

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