Federal transit funding is provided annually through appropriations approved by Congress. This funding is provided to the United States Department of Transportation for distribution to transit agencies each fiscal year and includes funding for specific capital project needs.
Congress will soon begin the federal budget process for the upcoming federal fiscal year (2010) that starts on Oct. 1, 2009. While KCATA will continue to explore opportunities for future major service expansions, the need to sustain basic services and maintain existing facilities is KCATA’s highest priority for 2010 federal discretionary capital funding. Accordingly, the following are KCATA’s recommended Congressional priorities for FY 2010: