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(30 ILCS 740/) Downstate Public Transportation Act.

30 ILCS 740/Art. IV

    (30 ILCS 740/Art. IV heading)

30 ILCS 740/4-1

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699)
    Sec. 4-1. As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following words and phrases have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 4-1.1 through 4-1.12.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.1

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.1) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.1)
    Sec. 4-1.1. "Department" means the Illinois Department of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.2

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.2) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.2)
    Sec. 4-1.2. "Secretary" means the Illinois Secretary of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.3

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.3) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.3)
    Sec. 4-1.3. "Public transportation" means the transportation or conveyance of persons by means available to the general public including groups of the general public with special needs (1) within the urbanized area, or (2) in the nonurbanized areas within the service area of each participant as approved by the Department, except for transportation by automobiles not used for conveyance of the general public as passengers.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.4

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.4) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.4)
    Sec. 4-1.4. "Fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the State of Illinois from July 1 to the next succeeding June 30 unless the intention is clearly stated to mean another fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.5

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.5) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.5)
    Sec. 4-1.5. "Federal fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the U.S. Department of Transportation from October 1 to the next succeeding September 30.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.6

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.6) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.6)
    Sec. 4-1.6. "UMTA Section 9" means Section 9 of the federal Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.7

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.7) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.7)
    Sec. 4-1.7. "Participant" means (1) a city, village or incorporated town, or a local mass transit district organized under the Local Mass Transit District Act, that is named as a designated recipient by the Governor, or is eligible to receive federal UMTA Section 9 funds, or (2) the recipient designated by the Governor within the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District; provided that such entity is all located outside the boundaries of the Regional Transportation Authority as established pursuant to the Regional Transportation Authority Act, as amended, and has formally requested to participate in the program defined in this Article. However, no such entity shall be eligible to participate unless it agrees to adhere to the regulations and requirements of the Secretary of Transportation of the federal Department of Transportation affecting UMTA Section 9 assistance or any other conditions that are deemed reasonable and necessary by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.8

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.8) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.8)
    Sec. 4-1.8. "Eligible grant activities" means operating deficits, or the planning, acquisition, construction, improvement and operating costs of facilities, equipment and associated capital maintenance items used in mass transportation service, including crime prevention and security, which may be acquired through either lease or purchase; and other expenditures which the Department determines to be consistent with federal Department of Transportation regulations and requirements.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.9

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.9) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.9)
    Sec. 4-1.9. "Transportation improvement program" means a staged, multiyear program of capital and operating assistance projects which meets federal requirements implementing the transportation planning process.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.10

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.10) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.10)
    Sec. 4-1.10. "Eligible operating expenses" means direct labor, material and overhead expenses incurred on an accrual basis by an operator to provide mass transportation service in the urbanized area during one local fiscal year, including expenses for contractual services directly incident to the management and operation of transportation services, which are not otherwise reimbursed, and any expenditure which is an operating expense according to standard accounting practices for the providing of public transportation and which the Secretary may determine, consistent with federal Department of Transportation regulations and requirements.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.11

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.11) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.11)
    Sec. 4-1.11. "Operating revenues" means income from nonreimbursable fares, rental of properties, advertising, local and state funds contributed to meet eligible operating expenses, and any other amounts collected or received in the process of providing public transportation under this Article, and any revenue which is an operating revenue according to standard accounting practices for the providing of public transportation and which the Secretary may determine, consistent with the federal Department of Transportation regulations and requirements.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-1.12

    (30 ILCS 740/4-1.12) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.12)
    Sec. 4-1.12. "Operating deficits" means the amount by which eligible operating expenses exceed eligible operating revenues. For purposes of determining operating deficits, such funds shall be included which the Department may determine, consistent with federal Department of Transportation or other applicable federal regulations and requirements affecting UMTA Section 9.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-2

    (30 ILCS 740/4-2) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.13)
    Sec. 4-2. (a) The Department is authorized to receive UMTA Section 9 funds and to make grants for eligible grant activities to participants which are eligible to receive such funds in accordance with federal regulations and requirements affecting UMTA Section 9. Such grants shall not exceed the funds to be made available to the State from the federal government for such purposes.
    (b) The Department shall establish forms for the submittal of applications, and the reporting of projected and actual eligible grant activities and other required information by the participants, and may promulgate rules and regulations implementing this Article.
    (c) Each participant applying for a grant pursuant to this Article shall submit a formal application to the Department. An application for assistance shall include all information which is required under the federal regulations and requirements affecting UMTA Section 9 assistance. For federal fiscal year 1991 and thereafter, an operating assistance application shall be submitted no later than April 1 of the year immediately preceding such fiscal year. An approved Transportation Improvement Program shall be submitted to the Department by July 1 of such year.
    (d) Each participant shall undertake to meet operating deficits directly. Nothing in this Article shall prohibit any participant from including, in a program of proposed expenditures, funding for a portion of a cooperative public transportation project or purpose, the total cost of which is shared among one or more other participants or other financial contributors.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-3

    (30 ILCS 740/4-3) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.14)
    Sec. 4-3. (a) Upon determining (1) that a participant's proposed project is in compliance with the provisions of this Article, (2) that the proposed project or purpose is not in conflict with established comprehensive transportation plans for a participant or a region of which it is a part, and (3) the amount of available funds, the Department shall enter into one or more grant agreements with and shall make grants to that participant as necessary to implement the adopted project.
    (b) All grants by the Department pursuant to this Article shall be administered upon such conditions as the Secretary shall determine, consistent with the provisions and purposes of this Article and consistent with UMTA Section 9 and the federal Department of Transportation regulations and requirements thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-4

    (30 ILCS 740/4-4) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.15)
    Sec. 4-4. (a) The Department may make grants to any participant for an amount not to exceed the authorized percentage of eligible grant activity expenditures as set forth in UMTA Section 9, upon the participant paying or committing for payment funds which, together with funds available under this Article, will be sufficient to meet the total eligible expenditures, as set forth in the agreement between the Department and the participant.
    (b) Grant payment and reimbursement shall not exceed the difference between the total of eligible expenses for the project and the amounts received by the participant for such project from any other source.
    (c) Each participant receiving operating assistance shall, no later than 30 days following the end of each quarter of each federal fiscal year, file with the Department on forms determined by the Department a report of actual operating revenues and expenses experienced during that quarter, and a narrative report of other eligible grant activities up to the end of that quarter. The Department shall, upon receipt of the quarterly report, pay to the participant such portion of its operating deficits as the Department determines to have been incurred in conformity with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)

30 ILCS 740/4-5

    (30 ILCS 740/4-5) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 699.16)
    Sec. 4-5. The grant program established under this Article shall be terminated when UMTA Section 9 funds cease to be available to the State from the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 86-16.)