Flexible Funding

One of the most significant changes that came out of ISTEA and continued by TEA-21,SAFETEA-LU,and MAP-21 is the unparalleled flexible funding opportunities providing states and local communities the ability to exercise a choice in the use of some Federal Highway funds. It is possible to transfer some of these flexible highway funds to use for transit projects and vice versa. These Federal Highway funds include: Surface Transportation Program (STP), Small Urban Program, Transportation Alternatives Program and Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, projects approved by the Rural Task Force.