5311 - Nonurbanized (Rural) Area Program
The 5311 program is intended to provide financial assistance for the support of public transportation services, which are open to the public on an equal basis in areas outside of an urbanized area of less than 50,000 population. 
 
The 5311 funds can be used for the costs of transit planning activities, transit operations and purchase of capital equipment or facilities to aid in provision of transit services in rural and small urban areas, as well as provide funds for state-level administration.  Federal regulation requires that 15% percentage of these funds be reserved each year to support an Intercity Bus Program, unless the Governor of a state certifies that intercity bus needs in the state are being met.
 
Through the Section 5311 Program, the Division of Public Transit provides administrative, operating and capital assistance to public transportation projects in nonurbanized (rural) areas.  The program goals are:
  • Assist in meeting the transportation needs of transit-dependent people and to enhance access to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation;  
  • Assist in the maintenance, development, improvement and use of public transportation systems;
  • Encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in non-urbanized areas through the coordination of programs and services;
  • Assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and
  • Provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized transportation to the maximum extent feasible.

 

Application Documentation for 5311 - Nonurbanized (Rural) Area Program

  
  
504 Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).doc504 Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
5311 - Application Checklist - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).doc5311 - Application Checklist - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Annual Equipment Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docAnnual Equipment Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Authorizing Resolution MAP-21 - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docAuthorizing Resolution MAP-21 - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Certification of Equivalent Service - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docCertification of Equivalent Service - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Charter Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docCharter Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
DBE-WBE Policy Statement - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docDBE-WBE Policy Statement - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Disabled Assurance - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docDisabled Assurance - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Drug Free Workplace Act Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docDrug Free Workplace Act Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Incidental Services Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docIncidental Services Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Intercity Bus Assurance - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docIntercity Bus Assurance - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Labor Letter (5311) - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docLabor Letter (5311) - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Legal Name Form - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docLegal Name Form - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Lobbying Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docLobbying Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Local Civil Rights Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docLocal Civil Rights Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Local Share Resolution - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docLocal Share Resolution - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Milestone Schedule - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).xlsMilestone Schedule - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Opinion of Counsel Letter - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docOpinion of Counsel Letter - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Regulatory Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docRegulatory Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
School Bus Operations Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docSchool Bus Operations Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Standard Local Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docStandard Local Assurances - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Title VI Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docTitle VI Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)
Transit Agency Safety Plan Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016).docTransit Agency Safety Plan Certification - SFY2016 (July 2015 - June 2016)