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.
Submitted Notices of Intent to Apply for the 2023 Improve Act Transit Capital Grant Program are currently under review.
Projects chosen to proceed to the application process will be contacted with additional instructions and/or feedback regarding the next steps in the application process.
Inquiries about the Improve program, NOI/Application process, or specific projects should be directed to
Links and Resources
TDOT Tier II Sponsored Transit Asset Management Plan
Governor's ICB Certification Letter - 2021
TDOT Title VI Notice to Public and Complaint Procedures
TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan
TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Methodology 2021-2023
Ford Safety Recall for Transit Vehicles Year 2015-2017
Finance and Administration (F&A) Policies
General Services Policy 2013-007 (State Grant Management and Subrecipient Monitoring Policy and Procedures) (pdf)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Manuals
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Reports and Audits
Chattanooga Coordinated Plan
Clarksville Coordinated Plan
Cleveland Coordinated Plan
DHRA Coordinated Plan
ETHRA Coordinated Plan
Johnson City Coordinated Plan
Knoxville Coordinated Plan
Memphis Coordinated Plan
MCHRA Coordinated Plan
Morristown Coordinated Plan
NWHRA Coordinated Plan
Tri-Cities Coordinated Plan
UCHRA Coordinated Plan
SCTDD Coordinated Plan
SETHRA Coordinated Plan
SWHRA Coordinated Plan
Tennessee Public Transportation Authority (TPTA)
Tennessee Rural Transit Assistance Program (TNRTAP)
National Transit Institute (NTI)
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL)