Successful transit systems rely on safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle networks connecting riders to and from their destinations.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are working together to promote safer routes to transit and help local policymakers better connect their communities through Complete Streets.
Many Federal-Aid Highway Programs support bicycle lanes, better pedestrian walkways, trails, lighting, and other projects that enhance safety. However, some State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), cities, and Tribes may not use these funds for small-scale safety and access improvements due to processes and requirements more suitable to large-scale highway projects.
Transferring, or flexing, funds from Federal Highway programs to the Federal Transit program facilitates federal investments at the local level for measures that improve access, particularly for underserved groups. (See FAQs for the full list of eligible activities and FTA’s flex funding page for additional uses).
This site provides resources for project sponsors, localities, regions, State DOTs, and transit providers to understand how to use the flex funding provision for simplified and lower cost project delivery.
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