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P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

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Bus and Bus Facilities - FTA Section 5339

Frank Nevitt
FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities
(916) 654-9495

Program Overview

Section 5339 is a new 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 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 199,999) formula component to governors of each State annually. The California State Department of Transportation, Division of Mass Transportation (DMT) has been delegated the designated recipient responsibilities by the Governor and is the direct recipient for these funds. DMT administers these funding components to eligible sub-recipients which include: public agencies and private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.




The Section 5339 Small Urban Formula funding available to areas with populations between 50,000 and 200,000 for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 is $7,381,525. Refer to the Small Urban Formula Distribution provided below for the distribution to each region. During this initial call for Section 5339 projects; DMT will not be accepting applications to construct bus-facilities. Applications for Section 5339 funding is limited to projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and bus-related equipment and facilities. Projects to construct Section 5339 bus-facilities may be included in future funding years.

DMT will be announcing a new two-year call for projects for the discretionary component of FTA Section 5339 in Fiscal Year 2014.

FTA Section 5339 Project Timeline

FTA Grant Application & Standard Agreement Execution: Late Summer (Estimated)



Submittal Information


Submit PDF Copies of All Required Plans And

Documents with Application via E-mail to:


Ronaldo Hu

California Department of Transportation,

Division of Mass Transportation, Office of Federal Transit Grants, FTA Section 5339,

MS #39, P.O. Box 942874, Sacramento, California, 94274-0001

Phone: 916-657-3955


FFY 2013 MAP 21 SECTION 5339 Application documents


Send comments and suggestions via email to FTA Section 5339 Program Manager