Community Transportation Program applications accepted until Jan. 27, 2012
RALEIGH - The
N.C. Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division is seeking applications from eligible organizations for the Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Section 5311 program, also referred to as the Community Transportation Program (CTP).
The Community Transportation Program is intended to provide financial assistance for the support of public transportation services that are open to the general public on an equal and continuing basis in nonurban areas with a population less than 50,000. Program funds can be used to:
- Provide improved access to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services and recreation;
- Assist in the maintenance, development, improvement and use of public transportation systems in nonurban areas;
- Encourage and facilitate coordination of programs and services to provide the most efficient passenger transportation in nonurban areas;
- Assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and
- Provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurban transportation.
Only a single organization can apply for CTP funding within a county or group of counties as identified by the local, approved Community Transportation Service Plan (CTSP). Applicants must maintain a minimum level of coordinated transportation services to be eligible to receive any public transportation assistance through the CTP program.
The deadline to apply for CTP funding is Jan. 27, 2012. Application packets and detailed information regarding CTP requirements are available on the NCDOT Public Transportation Division website under "Grant and Program News" at
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office, the NCDOT Public Transportation Division has awarded more than $250 million in grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.
For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit