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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.


5310 call (2)

TDOT Multimodal is excited to announce the official Call for Projects for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program, Section 5130: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities.  Complete applications must be submitted electronically to TDOT by July 20th, 2019, and file sharing is the preferred method. If you have any questions please contact  Emily Duchac at

Grant Application Package
Attachment 1- Signatory Authority
Attachment 2- Vehicle Menu
Attachment 3- Vehicle Fleet Inventory
Attachment 4- Vehicle Replacement Identification
Attachment 5- Sample Vehicle Fleet Maintenance Plan