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Table C-20. FTA RD and T Funding ($000)

Table C-20. FTA RD and T Funding ($000)

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FTA RD&T Program FY 2005 Actual FY 2006 Enacted FY 2007 Request
National Program 37,200 54,451 40,500
Increase Transit Ridership 15,019 13,717 12,800
Increase Transit Ridership 0 0 1,500
Increase Transit Ridership (T) 15,019 13,717 11,300
Improve Capital and Operating Efficiencies 5,347 18,755 11,755
Improve Capital and Operating Efficiencies 1,932 1,980 4,200
Improve Capital and Operating Efficiencies (T) 3,415 16,775 7,555
Improve Safety and Emergency Preparedness 9,002 8,786 10,201
Improve Safety and Emergency Preparedness 0 0 500
Improve Safety and Emergency Preparedness (T) 9,002 8,786 9,701
Protect Environment & Promote Energy Independence 6,408 11,593 1,950
Protect Environment & Promote Energy Independence 1,788 3,119 1,200
Protect Environment & Promote Energy Independence (T) 4,620 8,474 750
Provide Transit Research Leadership 1,424 1,600 3,794
Provide Transit Research Leadership 300 300 300
Provide Transit Research Leadership (T) 1,124 1,300 3,494
Transit Cooperative Research Program (T) 8,184 8,910 9,300
National Transit Institute (T) 3,968 4,257 4,300
Rural Transit Assistance Program (T) 5,208 0 0
University Transportation Centers (T) 5,952 6,930 7,000
Subtotal, Research and University Programs 60,512 74,548 61,100
Administrative Expenses 224 280 585
Subtotal, R&D1 4,244 5,679 8,285
Subtotal, Technology Investment (T)2 56,492 69,149 53,400
Subtotal, Facilities (F)3 0 0 0
Total FTA 60,736 74,828 61,685

1 Composed of basic research (without specific application), applied research (for a specific need), and developmental research (design, development, and improvements of prototypes and processes).

2 Demonstration projects and other related activities associated with R&D.

3 Acquisition, design, and construction and repairs of all physical facilities for use in R&D.