This flowchart describes the general steps in requesting a fund transfer from FHWA to FTA. The process is linear and includes 10 steps:
Step 1: The project is selected for FHWA funding.
Step 2: The project is added to a regional transportation improvement program (a TIP) or a statewide transportation improvement program (a STIP).
Step 3: The project is confirmed eligible for FTA oversight.
Step 4: The local project sponsor requests the State department of transportation (DOT) initiate the transfer process.
Step 5: The State DOT submits the completed request form to their FHWA Division Office.
Step 6: The FHWA Division Office approves and sends the transfer request to FHWA Headquarters.
Step 7: A federal budget process between FHWA and FTA transfers obligation authority between the agencies.
Step 8: FTA programs the transferred funds to a local eligible direct recipient.
Step 9: The FTA direct recipient completes required approvals.
Step 10: Funds are obligated and the project can begin.