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Resource Information

Agency:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration

Resource:

(DOT, FTA) Emergency Relief Program

Overview:

The federal Transit Administration (FTA) Emergency Relief program, established under MAP-21 legislation, enables FTA to provide assistance to public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major disaster. The program helps states and public transportation systems pay for protecting, repairing, and/or replacing equipment and facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The program can fund capital projects to protect, repair, or replace facilities or equipment that are in danger of suffering serious damage, or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency. The program can also fund the operating costs of evacuation, rescue operations, temporary public transportation service, or reestablishing, expanding, or relocating service before, during or after an emergency.

Funding Information:

  • 80 percent federal shar

Resource Website(s):

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grant-programs/emergency-relief-program

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Preparing for Flood Response, Responding to Current Flooding, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Financial Assistance

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