|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules|
|Policy Target:||Transport, Resilience / Adaptation|
|Agency:||U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Transit Administration (FTA)|
|Legal References:||49 USC 5324|
The Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program helps states and public transportation systems pay for protecting, repairing, and/or replacing equipment and facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
The program also improves coordination between U.S. DOT and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expedite assistance to public transit providers in times of disasters and emergencies.
Eligible projects include:
By providing proactive or reconstructive funding, the program incentivizes incorporating actions to build climate resilience in disaster recovery efforts.
Last modified: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:32:09 CET