FTA Section 5311 is provided to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in rural areas (see map) with populations of less than 50,000. Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis. 5311 funding is available to the County of Shasta for the Burney Express service.
The federal transportation authorization act (MAP-21) expanded 5311 to include the former Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program. Due to this broadened eligibility and added funds, other eligible applicants may apply for funds in the future. For example, in 2014 Golden Umbrella was awarded funding for rural portions of their Foster Grandparents Program.