Definitions for "Surface Transportation Program"
Federal-aid highway funding program that funds a broad range of surface transportation capital needs, including many roads; transit, sea and airport access; vanpool; bike; and pedestrian facilities.
One of the key funding programs in TEA 21. STP moneys are “flexible,” meaning they can be spent on mass transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, as well as on roads and highways.
A new categorical funding program created by ISTEA. Funds may be used for a wide variety of purposes, including: roadway construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation; roadway operational improvements; capital costs for transit projects; highway and transit safety improvements; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; scenic and historical transportation facilities; and, preservation of abandoned transportation corridors.