Transferring — or “flexing” — federal funds can give cities more control over project design and delivery, speed the implementation process, and cut costs. Karina Ricks, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation at FTA, will lead a members-only virtual briefing to help demystify the flex funding process.
While many Federal-Aid Highway Programs support bicycle lanes, better pedestrian walkways, trails, lighting, and other projects that enhance safety, cities may hesitate to use these funds for small-scale safety and access improvements because the processes and requirements can seem more suitable to large-scale highway projects. “Flex funding,” or the process of transferring funds from Federal Highway programs to the Federal Transit program, can help agencies use federal funds to support smaller, safety-oriented projects while streamlining project delivery. During this briefing session, USDOT and NACTO will cover how agencies can take advantage of the process.
More information about flex funding is available here is available here.
*This event is only open to staff in NACTO member and partner agencies. Registration details for members will be shared through our transit listserv.