Section 5304, Statewide Transportation Planning Program
Section 5304 funds are apportioned annually to the states for use in rural planning and research. Other eligible uses, at the state's discretion, include statewide planning and other technical assistance activities, planning support for non-urbanized areas, research & development, demonstration projects, university research, and human resource development.
States are encouraged to develop a coordinated program of planning, research, training, and technical assistance, taking Sections 5304, 5310, 5311 and RTAP resources into consideration.
Another opportunity for technical assistance for transit related projects and studies is the PARA program, offered through ADOT Systems and Regional Planning.
The Section 5304 Transit Planning Program Manager is Mike Normand.