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to federal transit grant programs are not listed in erence document to respond to queries and comments Appendix A for each state. from legislators, transit managers, and local agencies. Administrators of state DOTs can use this infor- mation to review and modify their grant programs CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTED RESEARCH as needed. The information in this publication can be used The researchers observed that many states do not by state DOT administrators and transit officials, use the sliding scale matching percentages and the local and regional entities, transit system managers, matching percentages for the incremental costs of and other interested parties in various ways. The sum- vehicle-related equipment attributable to compliance mary of the matching requirements can serve as a with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Clean resource when studying and comparing the policies Air Act, and bicycle access projects. adopted by peers on similar grant programs. State Further research could determine each of these DOT transit officials can use the publication as a ref- states' reasons for not using these programs. 3