Transit Funding

Public Transit Department Funding Sources

Funding for the Phoenix Public Transit Department comes primarily from the Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050) plan, regionals and federal funds, and fares paid by passengers. 

Sales taxes from T2050, a voter-approved initiative, support local bus, Phoenix Dial-a-Ride and circulator services, as well as RAPID and light rail. 

Additional funds come from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the form of grants.  These funds typically support capital budget items, planning projects, and homeland security.  As the designated recipient of federal grant funds for the Phoenix-Mesa urbanized area, the Phoenix Public Transit Department oversees pass-through to other governmental agencies in Maricopa County.