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

  
  
5311 - Application Checklist (FY15).doc5311 - Application Checklist (FY15)
ANNUAL EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION.docANNUAL EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION
AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION  MAP-21.docAUTHORIZING RESOLUTION MAP-21
CERTIFICATION OF EQUIVALENT SERVICE.docxCERTIFICATION OF EQUIVALENT SERVICE
CHARTER CERTIFICATION.docCHARTER CERTIFICATION
DBE-WBE POLICY STATEMENT.docDBE-WBE POLICY STATEMENT
DISABLED ASSURANCE.docDISABLED ASSURANCE
DRUGFREE.docDRUGFREE
FEDERAL MODEL CLAUSES.docFEDERAL MODEL CLAUSES
INCIDENTAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION.docINCIDENTAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION
INTERCITY BUS ASSURANCE.docINTERCITY BUS ASSURANCE
LABOR LETTER (5311).docLABOR LETTER (5311)
LEGAL NAME FORM FY15.docLEGAL NAME FORM FY15
LOBBYING CERTIFICATION.docLOBBYING CERTIFICATION
LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS ASSURANCES.docLOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS ASSURANCES
LOCAL SHARE RESOLUTION.docLOCAL SHARE RESOLUTION
MILESTONE SCHEDULE FY15.xlsMILESTONE SCHEDULE FY15
ONE-TIME 504 CERTIFICATION.docONE-TIME 504 CERTIFICATION
OPINION OF COUNSEL LETTER.docOPINION OF COUNSEL LETTER
REGULATORY ASSURANCES.docREGULATORY ASSURANCES
SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS CERTIFICATION.docSCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS CERTIFICATION
STANDARD LOCAL ASSURANCES.docSTANDARD LOCAL ASSURANCES
Title VI Certification (One Time Only).docTitle VI Certification (One Time Only)
TRANSIT AGENCY SAFETY PLAN  CERTIFICATION.docTRANSIT AGENCY SAFETY PLAN CERTIFICATION