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Office of Public Transportation

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Office of Public Transportation, works to promote Public Transportation by providing both financial and technical assistance to transit agencies and transit projects in the state.  The Office of Public Transportation is responsible for transit planning and the administration of capital and operating assistance in both urbanized and rural areas throughout the state. The Office of Public Transportation consists of two sections (Grant Administration and Grant Monitoring) each of which has specific areas of responsibilities.

Through the promotion of efficient transit systems and coordination of all available resources, TDOT Office of Public Transportation seeks to maximize the customer service potential of all agencies offering transit services to residents of Tennessee. TDOT remains committed to a high standard of excellence and dependability in the provision of research and technical assistance in all aspects of public transportation.

TDOT, Office of Public Transportation also proudly sponsors other transit programs and transit-related activities throughout Tennessee.  The Office of Public Transportation offers capital assistance through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Program, which provides transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.


Public Notice: SFY20 IMPROVE Act Call for Projects

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources (DMTR) requests grant applications for the SFY20 IMPROVE Act competitive grant program. Transit agencies that are currently receiving 5307 or 5311 funds are eligible to apply. 

Complete applications must be submitted electronically to by Friday, November 8th, 2019.  Please review the applications carefully.  If you have any questions or request further clarification, please contact John Brock at or by telephone at (615)741-3432. 

Grant Application
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions