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Public Transportation - Department of Transportation

The Public Transportation program is responsible for developing, implementing and managing strategies, initiatives, and policies to bring innovation and new choices into the transportation system. These choices include sharing a ride, catching a bus, walking, riding a bicycle and using other transportation options eliminating the need to drive alone. The program provides training, administrative, financial and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, non-profit, tribes and other public transportation agencies. The oversight responsibility includes multiple grant programs such as Commute Trip Reduction, Vanpool/Rideshare, Regional Mobility, Rural Mobility, Special Needs, Intercity Bus Programs and other transit projects. The provided services use state and federal funds to reach rural communities, the elderly and persons with disabilities. The Public Transportation program plays a key role in multimodal integration, providing connection and reducing congestion throughout the state.
Request 281,800,000
Net change from current biennium 152,691,064 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 118.3% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 1,335,130 1,521,441 572,233 1,787,000 1,787,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local 36,134 50,000 50,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - State 56,349,693 67,187,705 9,793,211 75,404,000 74,831,000
State Vehicle Parking Account - State 497,974 240,729 52,916 392,000 392,000
Regional Mobility Grant Program Account - State 54,536,710 32,433,413 1,241,469 46,969,000 46,970,000
Rural Mobility Grant Program Account - State 19,733,455 12,981,908 3,047,775 16,584,000 16,584,000
Annual Total 132,452,962 114,365,197 14,743,739 141,186,000 140,614,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
54,030,295 39.3% (62,322,920) (32.6%) 152,691,064 118.3%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 23.8 32.6 19.5 22.6 26.8