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Subpart 1.

Allocation priorities.

The department shall allocate financial assistance to recipients for purposes of the public transit participation program according to the following order of priority:


first priority: operating costs for existing public transit systems;


second priority: capital costs for existing public transit systems; and


third priority: operating and capital costs for the provision of public transit services in a community or area not currently served by public transit.

Subp. 2.

Determination of financial assistance.

To determine financial assistance, the department shall review an applicant's management plan and evaluate the proposed public transit system by considering:


the degree to which the proposed system meets the objectives of the public transit participation program;


the accessibility of the proposed system to the general public, including persons with disabilities;


the amount of local government and community support for the proposed system;


the plan for continuation of the proposed system after the first year; and


the plan for coordination of transit services in the geographical area.

The department shall evaluate the budget, service delivery and design, and administration of a public transit system. The department shall compare the past performance of a transit system to its current performance and to the performance of other similar transit systems. To measure the performance of a public transit system, the department shall consider cost efficiency, cost-effectiveness, service effectiveness, and quality.

Subp. 3.

Approval of management plan.

The department shall approve a management plan for incorporation into a financial assistance contract after determining the reasonable costs of the proposed public transit system.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 174.23


25 SR 61

Published Electronically:

August 8, 2013

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes