Public Transportation Planning and Research
The Planning and Research grants programs (49 USC, Sections 5303 and 5304) provide funds to metropolitan planning organizations;for transit or highway planning and awards TxDOT monies for statewide transit planning and research.
Federal funds may be used to defray up to 80 percent of the cost of eligible expenditures. The local share is 20 percent for both Section 5303 and Section 5304.
Section 5303 funds are administered in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration 112 planning funds through our Transportation Planning and Programming Division. The Public Transportation Division monitors transit activities and submits required reports to the Federal Transit Administration.