S 267

Title: Investments in Rural Transit Act of 2021
Author: Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)

Formula Grants for Rural Areas program of the Federal Transit Administration. The program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000.

To qualify for the increased federal share, a project must serve an area that is

  • an area of persistent poverty (a county in which at least 20% of the population has lived in poverty during the most recent 30-year period);
  • a county in which at least 25% of residents are age 65 or older,
  • a county designated as a health professional shortage area on the basis of a primary care or mental health care shortage, or
  • a county with low population density of not more than 20 people per square mile of land area.
  • Status
    Introduced in Senate 02/04/2021
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 02/04/2021
    Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. 04/15/2021
    Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Hearings held. 06/08/2021

    Bill Text
    (HTML) 02/04/2021 - S 267 (Introduced+in+Senate)
    (PDF) 02/04/2021 - S 267 (Introduced+in+Senate)

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    Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
    U.S. Senate

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