Office of Public Transportation

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Office of Public Transportation, works to promote Public Transportation by providing both financial and technical assistance to transit agencies and transit projects in the state.  The Office of Public Transportation is responsible for transit planning and the administration of capital and operating assistance in both urbanized and rural areas throughout the state. The Office of Public Transportation consists of two sections (Grant Administration and Grant Monitoring) each of which has specific areas of responsibilities.
Through the promotion of efficient transit systems and coordination of all available resources, TDOT Office of Public Transportation seeks to maximize the customer service potential of all agencies offering transit services to residents of Tennessee. TDOT remains committed to a high standard of excellence and dependability in the provision of research and technical assistance in all aspects of public transportation.
TDOT, Office of Public Transportation also proudly sponsors other transit programs and transit-related activities throughout Tennessee.  The Office of Public Transportation offers capital assistance through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Program, which provides transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.  At Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Office of Public Transportation facilitates educational opportunities through a transit internship program at the Tennessee Transit Training Center.   This student internship program exposes students  to the expanding landscape of transportation careers and specialty areas throughout the state.
TDOT Office of Public Transportation Resources
Tennessee State Management Plan (pdf)​
TDOT Office of Public Transportation Grantee Handbook (pdf)    
TDOT Title VI Plan
TDOT Title VI Notice to Public and Complaint Procedures
TDOT ADA Complaint Proceedures
TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan
TDOT Disadvantage Business enterprise Goal and Methodology for 2015-2017
*Ford Safety Recall For Transit Vehicles Year 2015 - 2017*

Public Notice


Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26, the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources (DMTR) has evaluated the availability of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to provide goods and/or services needed by subrecipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds in the State of Tennessee. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2018-2020 is proposed to be set at 3.08%.
The purpose of this notice is to afford the general public and disadvantaged businesses an opportunity to comment on the proposed program goal. The DBE program goal may be reviewed for 30 days beginning July 1, 2017, through July 30, 2017. Comments must be submitted in writing and sent to the postal address or email address below no later than July 30, 2017.
A public meeting has been scheduled in order to provide for an opportunity to discuss the proposed DBE goal.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 2:00-4:00pm in the18th floor conference room of the James K. Polk Building.  The address appears below.
The document describing how the DMTR determined the proposed DBE goal is available here for your convenience.  It is also available for inspection during normal business hours at our main headquarters listed below for a period of thirty 30 days  beginning July 1, 2017, through July 30, 2017. In addition, the document will also be available during the July 11th public meeting.
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources
505 Deaderick Street,                                                                                                                                                                                  
James K. Polk Building, Suite 1800                                                                                                                                 
Nashville, TN 37243
Federal Resources:
Federal Transit Administration
US Government Publishing Office (GPO)
State Resources:
Finance and Administration (F&A) Policies
General Services Policy 2013-007 (State Grant Management and Subrecipient Monitoring Policy and Procedures) (pdf)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Manuals
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Reports and Audits
Other Useful Links:
Tennessee Public Transportation Authority (TPTA)
Tennessee Transit Training Center
National Transit Institute (NTI)
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)