Our Grant Programs


Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP)

Program Background

The Transit Ridership Incentive Program is a statewide grant program dedicated to improving transit’s regional connectivity in urban areas with a population in excess of 100,000 and reducing barriers to transit use by supporting low-income and zero-fare programming. 

Individually Administered Grant Programs

Regional Connectivity

The Transit Ridership Incentive Program’s regional connectivity component promotes improved public transportation services in urban areas with a population greater than 100,000. The program’s goal is the identification and establishment of routes of regional significance, the development and implementation of a regional subsidy allocation model, implementation of integrated fare collection, establishment of bus-only lanes on routes of regional significance, and other actions and service determined by the Board to improve transit service.

Zero Fare and Low Income

The Transit Ridership Incentive Program’s zero-fare and low income projects set out to reduce barriers to transit use for low-income individuals throughout the Commonwealth.


Application Resources & Timeline

For detailed information on the application timeline, goals, eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, and application process for all DRPT administered grants programs, view the resources below:

Application Timeline

  • December 1, 2022
    DRPT will begin accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2024

Application Resources

TRIP- Zero Fare and Low Income Application

TRIP- Regional Connectivity Application

TRIP- Application Guidelines

TRIP- Application FAQs