The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was founded as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) by the Urban Mass Transportation Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 9, 1964. We have 550 staff in Washington D.C. and in 10 regional offices across the country who manage our federal investment in public transportation. Every day, we work to advance Secretary Elaine L. Chao’s three priorities: safety, infrastructure investment and innovation.
With an annual budget of $13.4 billion, FTA funding supports more than 3,000 transit agencies in all U.S. states and territories. We partner with them through investments in large capital projects, share innovative ideas to improve transit through research and innovation, and oversee their safety programs.
If you’ve taken a public bus or ridden light rail or subway in the U.S., chances are you’ve benefited from FTA’s investment. We also support streetcars, passenger ferries and all other forms of public transit.
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