Funding for public transit comes from a
variety of sources. Each transit agency and municipality has a
different mix of revenues. The categories below represent the major
funding sources for transit in the Valley.
Local Funding Sources
Regional Funding Sources
Proposition 400 – in 2004 Maricopa County Voters approved a
dedicated half-cent sales tax for transportation, over 1/3 of which
is allocated for transit (bus, light rail, etc).
Read more about Proposition 400 and the Regional Transportation
State Funding Sources
No state funding currently available
Federal Funding Sources
There are many types of federal transit funding in use,
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs for capital
projects, planning, operations and rideshare.
Read more about FTA financing.
- Federal Alternative Fuel Credits
- Department of Homeland Security grants for transit security.
Other Revenue Sources
- Fare collection (bus, light rail, Dial-a-Ride, vanpool)
- Advertising revenue for some cities and agencies from ads on
buses, trains and passenger shelters.
Valley Metro RPTA
METRO Light Rail
City of Phoenix Public Transit
City of Tempe
Tempe in Motion
City of Mesa Transportation