Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections, 12385-12395 [2020-04168]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Dated: February 25, 2020. Ivan Marrero, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 2020–04235 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; announcement of project selections. Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $423,329,839 to projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Bus Program) and provides administrative guidance on project implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional Offices can be found at www.transit.dot.gov/. Unsuccessful applicants may contact Mark G. Bathrick, Office of Program Management at (202) 366–9955, email: Mark.Bathrick@dot.gov, within 30 days of this announcement to arrange a proposal debriefing. A TDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/FIRS). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5339(b)) authorizes FTA to make competitive grants for buses and bus facilities. Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5338) authorized $263,219,530 for competitive allocations in FY 2019. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116– 6) appropriated an additional $160 million for the Bus Program for FY 2019. An additional $130,710 of unawarded FY 2018 funding was also made available. After the statutory set aside for oversight, $423,350,240 was made available for competitive grants under the Bus Program. On May 15, 2019, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (84 FR 21899) announcing the availability of $423,350,240 in competitive funding under the Bus Program. These funds will provide financial assistance to states and eligible khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 public agencies to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses, vans, and related equipment, and for capital projects to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities. In response to the NOFO, FTA received 318 eligible project proposals from 43 States and the District of Columbia, totaling approximately $1.89 billion in Federal funds. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO. Based on the criteria in the NOFO, FTA is funding 94 projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of $423,329,839. Recipients selected for competitive funding are required to work with their FTA Regional Office to submit a grant application in FTA’s Transit Award Management System (TrAMS) for the projects identified in the attached table to quickly obligate funds. Grant applications must only include eligible activities applied for in the original project application. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible capital purposes described in the NOFO. In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer’s total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable project option as described in the application. If the award amount does not correspond to the scalable option, the recipient should work with the Regional Office to reduce scope or scale the project such that a complete phase or project is accomplished. Recipients may also provide additional local funds to complete a proposed project. A discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMS application. Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, November 25, 2019. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, having been met. For more about FTA’s policy on pre-award authority, please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2019 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information and Interim Guidance (84 FR 31984). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of Federal Financial Reports and Milestone Progress Reports in TrAMS (see FTA.C.5010.1E). Recipients must comply with all applicable Federal PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12385 statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must follow all third-party procurement requirements set forth in Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5325(a)) and described in the FTA Third Party Contracting Guidance Circular (FTA Circular 4220.1). Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2023. Technical Review And Evaluation Summary: The FTA assessed all project proposals that were submitted under the FY 2019 Bus Program competition according to the following evaluation criteria. The specific metrics for each criterion were described in the May 15, 2019, NOFO: 1. Demonstration of Need 2. Demonstration of Benefits 3. Planning/Local Prioritization 4. Local Financial Commitment 5. Project Implementation Strategy 6. Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity For each project, a technical review panel assigned a rating of Highly Recommended, Recommended, or Not Recommended for each of the six criteria. The technical review panel then assigned an overall rating of Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended, or Ineligible to the project proposal. Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Highly Recommended if they were rated Highly Recommended in at least four categories overall, with no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Recommended if the projects had three or more Recommended ratings and no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were assigned a rating of Not Recommended if they received a Not Recommended rating in any criteria. A summary of the final overall ratings for all 318 eligible project proposals is shown in the table below. OVERALL PROJECT RATINGS [Eligible submissions] Highly Recommended .......... Recommended ..................... Not Recommended ............... 188 96 34 Total .................................. 318 As outlined in the NOFO, FTA made the final selections based on the technical ratings as well as geographic diversity, percentage of local cost share, departmental objectives, location in an opportunity zone, and/or receipt of other recent competitive awards. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12386 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices As further outlined in the NOFO, in some cases, due to funding limitations, proposers that were selected for funding received less than the amount originally requested. K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS State Applicant Project ID Project description AK ................ Chickaloon Native Village D2020–BUSC–001 AK ................ Kenaitze Indian Tribe (IRA). D2020–BUSC–002 AK ................ Nulato Village .................. D2020–BUSC–003 AL ................ Tuscaloosa County Parking and Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–004 AZ ................ Northern Arizona InterD2020–BUSC–005 governmental Public Transportation Authority. AZ ................ White Mountain Apache Tribe. D2020–BUSC–006 CA ............... California Department of Transportation on behalf of Full Access and Coordinated Transportation, Inc (FACT). D2020–BUSC–007 CA ............... California Department of Transportation on behalf of Redwood Coast Transit Authority (RCTA). D2020–BUSC–008 CA ............... California Department of Transportation on behalf of Tehama County Transit Agency Board. D2020–BUSC–009 CA ............... California Department of Transportation on behalf of Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. D2020–BUSC–010 The Chickaloon Native Village will receive funding for a replacement accessible minivan for the Chickaloon Area Transit System (CATS). This project will improve safety, reliability and mobility for tribal residents in Southcentral Alaska. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will receive funding to rehabilitate a facility for transit vehicle maintenance needed to extend useful bus life and maintain a state of good repair in this rural, sub-arctic region of Alaska. This project will improve safety, state of good repair and improve service reliability for tribal residents on the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. The Nulato Village will receive funding to purchase a bus to provide tribal residents and members of the public with safe and reliable transit to the Nulato Airport. The project will improve safety and allow residents to stay out of extreme weather while traveling to and from the airport in rural Alaska. The Tuscaloosa County Parking and Transit Authority will receive funding to replace buses that are at the end of their useful life. This project will improve safety, support state of good repair, and accommodate ridership. The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, which operates Mountain Line transit service in Flagstaff, will receive funding for essential projects, including construction of a Downtown Connection Center and the purchase of all-electric buses to replace diesel and hybrid buses that have exceeded their useful life. The projects will improve safety, support state of good repair, and accommodate growing ridership, including students at Northern Arizona University. The White Mountain Apache Tribe, which operates the Fort Apache Connection transit service on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the east central region of Arizona, will receive funding to purchase new vehicles and expand transit service. The project will improve safety and reliability and ensure continued transit service for tribal residents on the Indian Reservation, which includes parts of Navajo, Gila, and Apache counties. Full Access and Coordinated Transportation, Inc (FACT), which provides specialized transportation services for residents of San Diego County, will receive funding to purchase accessible vehicles that will replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will improve access, mobility and service reliability for people with disabilities, seniors and others who use the service. Redwood Coast Transit Authority (RCTA) will receive funding to purchase new buses that will replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve safety, reliability and state of good repair for the system, which provides transit service for residents in rural Del Norte County in northern California. Tehama County Transit Agency Board will receive funding to renovate existing buildings at the Tehama Rural Area Express (TRAX) transit facility in Red Bluff, California. The renovations will help improve transit service and reliability for rural residents of Tehama County in northern California. Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will receive funding to purchase batteryelectric over-the-road coach buses equipped with ADA lifts and restrooms. The new vehicles will improve access and transit service for residents and visitors to Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating $53,966 Highly Recommended. 1,600,000 Highly Recommended. 179,885 Recommended. 2,018,750 Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 160,000 Highly Recommended. 466,883 Highly Recommended. 260,000 Highly Recommended. 592,998 Highly Recommended. 4,335,000 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 12387 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES State Applicant Project ID Project description The Fresno Council of Governments will receive funding for the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency to construct a new state-of-the-art bus maintenance and operations facility. The new facility will improve safety, reliability and state of good repair for the transit system, which provides service to residents throughout the rural areas of Fresno County. Kings County Area Public Transit Agency will receive funding to purchase new buses that will replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve safety, reliability and state of good repair for the system, which provides transit service for residents in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Solano County Transit will receive funding to plan, construct, and install electrical charging infrastructure to accommodate an all-electric bus fleet that is planned for the future. The project will improve safety and reliability for residents who use the transit service to travel in Solano County, which is part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County (The Bus) will receive funding to purchase zero-emission electric buses and associated charging equipment to replace the agency’s gasoline-fueled buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve safety and reliability for residents who use the service to travel in Merced County, which is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Mountain Metropolitan Transit in Colorado Springs will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses and charging stations to expand transit service on one of its busiest routes. The buses will allow MMT to accommodate growing ridership and provide a responsive transit service for people accessing jobs, school and community services. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of the Town of Breckenridge to replace diesel buses that have exceed their useful life with battery-electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. The fleet helps Breckenridge, home to one of Colorado’s largest ski resorts, provide access to jobs, services and tourist sites. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults in Denver to replace transit vans that transport people with disabilities to and from campus. The vehicles will replace vans that have exceeded their useful life, improving safety and reliability. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The replacement buses will enhance the rural transit agency’s network throughout the Roaring Fork Valley of Central Colorado and help accommodate growing ridership. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Snowmass Village in rural Pitkin County to replace buses that have exceed their useful life. The replacement vehicles will reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability for the Snowmass Village Shuttle, which provides residents access to jobs and services. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Winter Park Lift in Colorado’s Grand County, to build a maintenance facility for its bus fleet. The infrastructure investment will help the three-year-old transit system house administrative offices and dispatching services, with additional space for future new buses and electric charging facilities. CA ............... Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno County Rural Transit Agency). D2020–BUSC–011 CA ............... Kings County Area Public Transit Agency. D2020–BUSC–012 CA ............... Solano County Transit ..... D2020–BUSC–013 CA ............... Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County (The Bus). D2020–BUSC–014 CO ............... City of Colorado Springs (Mountain Metropolitan Transit). D2020–BUSC–015 CO ............... Colorado Department of Transportation (Breckenridge Free Ride). D2020–BUSC–016 CO ............... Colorado Department of Transportation (Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults). D2020–BUSC–017 CO ............... Colorado Department of Transportation (Roaring Fork Transportation Authority). D2020–BUSC–018 CO ............... Colorado Department of Transportation (Snowmass Village Shuttle). D2020–BUSC–019 CO ............... Colorado Department of Transportation (Winter Park Lift). D2020–BUSC–020 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 5,145,281 Highly Recommended. 3,279,570 Highly Recommended. 1,800,000 Highly Recommended. 2,000,000 Highly Recommended. 1,621,500 Highly Recommended. 2,015,775 Highly Recommended. 199,500 Highly Recommended. 1,788,312 Highly Recommended. 400,000 12,000,000 02MRN1 Recommended. Highly Recommended. 12388 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES State Applicant Project ID Project description The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will receive funding to upgrade its farebox system on its fleet of buses with modern, supported technologies. This technology upgrade will enhance operational reliability, while enabling WMATA to introduce new buses to their fleet. Broward County Transit will receive funding to rehabilitate its existing operations and maintenance buildings, construct new administration/operations and training buildings and add infrastructure for electric buses. This project will improve safety and state of good repair for facilities that were originally built in the 1980’s. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will receive funding to purchase new CNG buses to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve safety, state of good repair and ensure continued transit services for residents of Hillsborough County, Florida. The University of Georgia, which provides transit service to the residents of Athens, Georgia and the University of Georgia campus, will receive funding to purchase new electric buses to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will improve safety, state of good repair and service reliability. The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation will receive funding to purchase new accessible vehicles and buses to replace those that have exceeded their useful life for the County of Hawai’i and the County of Kaua’i. The new vehicles will improve safety and reliability for residents who use public transit to commute to work on long commuter routes such as the Hilo-to-South Kohala Resort route (approximately 200 miles round trip) and East Hawaii-to-West Hawaii commuter route (approximately 160 miles round trip). The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will receive funding to construct a new operations and maintenance facility to replace an outdated and undersized facility. The new building will be located in downtown Des Moines, away from the current facility’s flood-prone area. The Iowa Department of Transportation will receive funding to replace rural buses throughout the state that have exceeded their useful life Iowa. DOT estimates that more than half of its statewide transit bus fleet is in need of replacement. The City of Lewiston in northern Idaho will receive funding to construct a transit center at the Lewiston Community Center, which currently does not have any infrastructure designed specifically for transit needs. The project will repurpose the west side of the parking lot to construct a small transit center where passengers have access to amenities and where transit activities can take place more safely and reliably. Connect Transit will receive funding to improve bus stops by adding shelters and benches as well as infrastructure that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The upgrades will enhance safety for riders, better accommodate passenger transfers between buses, and attract new customers. The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will receive funding to renovate and expand the Illinois Terminal, a transportation hub with local and intercity buses and passenger rail. The project will improve safety and accommodate rising demand at the terminal, which is part of a joint development project that includes plans for a hotel and conference center as well as residential and commercial development. DC ............... Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). D2020–BUSC–021 FL ................ Broward County Transit ... D2020–BUSC–022 FL ................ Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). D2020–BUSC–023 GA ............... University of Georgia ....... D2020–BUSC–024 HI ................. State of Hawaii Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–025 IA ................. Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). D2020–BUSC–026 IA ................. Iowa Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–027 ID ................. City of Lewiston ............... D2020–BUSC–028 IL ................. Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System (DBA Connect Transit). D2020–BUSC–029 IL ................. Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. D2020–BUSC–030 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 11,040,000 Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 4,300,000 Highly Recommended. 7,462,000 Highly Recommended. 6,586,650 Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 9,414,785 Highly Recommended. 64,000 Recommended. 500,000 Highly Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 12389 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Project ID Project description The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will receive funding to replace buses, improve maintenance facilities and purchase bus equipment in the downstate region. The funding will allow transit providers in rural areas and small cities to accommodate growing ridership, improve safety and reliability, address state of good repair needs and reduce maintenance costs. Bloomington Transit will receive funding to replace and upgrade the fare collection system on its fixed-route service buses. The new fare collection system will allow Bloomington Transit to expand fare payment options for riders, reduce farebox maintenance costs and obtain more accurate fare counts. Wichita Transit will receive funding to build a replacement transit center to meet current and future regional transportation needs. The building will connect 17 bus routes, four circulator trolleys and commuter transit and boost economic development in the West Bank area of the Arkansas River. The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) will receive funding to purchase new buses to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve safety, state of good repair and improve service reliability for residents who rely on bus service in the Greater Louisville area. Jefferson Transit will receive funding to build a new operations center to replace an aging, makeshift operations facility. The new center will be double the size of the current facility in order to accommodate critical safety, dispatch and training functions while providing passengers seeking to purchase passes and fare cards with a modern facility that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will receive funding to purchase biodiesel buses to replace buses that RTA purchased after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the authority’s bus fleet in 2005. Those buses have reached the end of their useful life, and new buses will allow RTA to enhance safety, improve service and reduce vehicle breakdowns. The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority in north central Massachusetts will receive funding to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve safety through the installation of security cameras, boost reliability and lower maintenance costs. Baltimore County, Maryland, will receive funding to purchase new buses and new infrastructure for the proposed Towson Circulator project. This project will improve access and mobility for the transit riding public through the creation of a new transit service. Delmarva Community Services will receive funding to purchase new vehicles and support infrastructure. This project will improve safety, state of good repair and enhance mobility for riders in Kent, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester Counties. The St. Mary’s Transit System, which provides service in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, will receive funding to expand its vehicle maintenance facility for its bus fleet. The Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (Shore Transit) will receive funding to purchase new vehicles to replace older vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve safety, state of good repair and service reliability for riders in Maryland’s lower eastern shore counties of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester. IL ................. Illinois Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–031 IN ................. Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation (Bloomington Transit). D2020–BUSC–032 KS ................ City of Wichita ................. D2020–BUSC–033 KY ................ Transit Authority of River City (TARC). D2020–BUSC–034 LA ................ Jefferson Parish, Inc (Jefferson Transit). D2020–BUSC–035 LA ................ New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA). D2020–BUSC–036 MA ............... Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–037 MD ............... Baltimore County, Maryland. D2020–BUSC–038 MD ............... Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on behalf of Delmarva Community Services. D2020–BUSC–039 MD ............... Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on behalf of St. Mary’s Transit System. Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on behalf of Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (Shore Transit). D2020–BUSC–040 MD ............... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Applicant VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 D2020–BUSC–041 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 8,046,999 Highly Recommended. 1,125,000 Highly Recommended. 14,232,816 Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 4,300,000 Highly Recommended. 7,246,315 Highly Recommended. 4,500,000 Highly Recommended. 1,651,720 Highly Recommended. 248,000 Recommended. 76,500 Recommended. 850,000 02MRN1 Highly Recommended. 12390 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES State Applicant Project ID Project description The Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee, operating four bus routes and six seasonal trolley routes near Portland, Maine, will receive funding to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The replacement vehicles will improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability. The City of Bangor will receive funding for construction of a new Bangor Transportation Center to replace an aging bus depot that has exceeded its useful life. The new transportation center will boost ridership and serve as a multi-modal facility for the City’s Community Connector fixed route, shared ride services, intercity buses and other active transit. The Maine Department of Transportation will receive funding to replace buses for three regional transit providers spanning eight Maine counties. The new buses will improve the fleets’ state of good repair, reduce maintenance costs and improve the passenger experience. The City of Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive funding to purchase new fareboxes to modernize its fare collection system. The new fareboxes will reduce the frequency and cost of repairs, improve boarding times and schedule adherence, and expand fare payment options for passengers. The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive funding to purchase propane transit buses and CNG commuter buses to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will allow MTA to improve safety, efficiency and service reliability, especially on MTA’s peak hour and regional routes that transport passengers to work and school. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive funding so that Red Lake Public Transit can purchase new buses and equipment, allowing it to expand its bus fleet to accommodate growing ridership. Red Lake Public Transit provides on-demand bus service on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, which is located in a rural area of northwest Minnesota. The Bi-State Development Agency of St. Louis will receive funding to transform bus stops into mobility hubs to improve safety and create a more welcoming experience for riders. The hubs will improve accessibility and include amenities such as benches, lighting and community information, at key transit transfer points. The Missouri Department of Transportation will receive funding to construct two storage and maintenance facilities for rural transit providers. The facilities will save operational costs compared to using contract services, add efficiencies and help keep transit buses in a state of good repair. Coast Transit Authority will receive funding to construct a bridge structure between the Gulfport Transit Center and the Jones Park Bus Station in Gulfport, MS. This project will provide pedestrian safety and improved mobility between these two locations. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will receive funding to purchase new buses. This project will support service expansion throughout the state and help meet the needs of Mississippi residents who rely on transportation services to get to employment opportunities and an increasing demand for health care destinations. The City of Billings Metropolitan Transit System will receive funding to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The buses will help the agency increase safety, maintain its bus fleet in a state of good repair and ensure safe and reliable service to the residents of Billings, Montana’s largest city. ME ............... Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee. D2020–BUSC–042 ME ............... City of Bangor .................. D2020–BUSC–043 ME ............... Maine Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–044 MI ................ City of Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). D2020–BUSC–045 MI ................ Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA). D2020–BUSC–046 MN ............... Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. D2020–BUSC–047 MO ............... Bi-State Development Agency. D2020–BUSC–048 MO ............... Missouri Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–049 MS ............... Coast Transit Authority .... D2020–BUSC–050 MS ............... Mississippi Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–051 MT ............... City of Billings Metropolitan Transit System. D2020–BUSC–052 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 880,000 Highly Recommended. 1,286,000 Highly Recommended. 1,057,567 Highly Recommended. 8,494,812 Highly Recommended. 4,300,000 Highly Recommended. 211,944 Recommended. 350,000 Highly Recommended. 5,120,000 Highly Recommended. 5,351,155 Highly Recommended. 5,680,000 Highly Recommended. 840,000 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices 12391 TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES State Applicant Project ID Project description The Montana Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of North Central Montana Transit to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life and purchase the bus maintenance facility it has been renting. The agency, which provides service to two tribal governments—Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council—in north central Montana, provides trips to healthcare, grocery stores and tribal colleges. The City of Salisbury, on behalf of the Salisbury Transit System, will receive funding to purchase new vehicles to replace older vehicles that have exceeded their useful life, and purchase bus equipment. This project will improve safety and state of good repair with new buses that will be more reliable and reduce maintenance costs. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, on behalf of several rural transit systems, will receive funding to replace vehicles, as well as construct and renovate public transportation facilities throughout the state. These projects will address safety, state of good repair and critical transit needs throughout the state. The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation will receive funding to purchase new vehicles to replace older vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will increase reliability and safety for passengers in Burlington, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC. The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha will receive funding to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The buses will help improve reliability and help maintain the 98-vehicle fleet in a state of good repair. New Jersey Transit (NJT) will receive funding to purchase new 60-foot buses to help expand capacity in Northern New Jersey. The project will allow NJT to meet growing demand for its services. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will receive funding to enable the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) to design and construct a new operations and maintenance facility in Taos. The new facility will feature more space and house more functions than the current facility, allowing NCRTD to more efficiently maintain its buses and improve service reliability. The Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD), which provides bus service in central New Mexico, will receive funding to construct a new bus administration and operations facility in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The new facility will enable RMRTD to consolidate its administrative and operations functions, increasing safety and security for staff and improving operational efficiency. Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will receive funding to purchase new buses and replace aging vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve transit service and reliability for the Jump Around Carson (JAC) transit system, the largest transit provider in Carson City, Nevada. The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Indian Colony will receive funding to purchase a new passenger bus equipped with a camera and fare box. It will also purchase a camera and fare box for their current transit bus. The project will improve transit service for people living within the boundaries of the reservation and Indian colony, located in rural Churchill County, Nevada. MT ............... Montana Department of Transportation (North Central Montana Transit). D2020–BUSC–053 NC ............... City of Salisbury .............. D2020–BUSC–054 NC ............... North Carolina Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–055 NC ............... Piedmont Authority for D2020–BUSC–056 Regional Transportation. NE ............... Transit Authority of the City of Omaha. D2020–BUSC–057 NJ ................ New Jersey Transit .......... D2020–BUSC–058 NM ............... New Mexico Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–059 NM ............... Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD). D2020–BUSC–060 NV ............... Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). D2020–BUSC–061 NV ............... Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Indian Colony. D2020–BUSC–062 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 510,088 Highly Recommended. 480,000 Highly Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 6,768,000 Highly Recommended. 4,709,375 Highly Recommended. 17,275,000 Highly Recommended. 5,251,090 Highly Recommended. 5,984,955 Highly Recommended. 455,000 Highly Recommended. 59,525 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 12392 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES State Applicant Project ID Project description The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), which provides transit service in Las Vegas and southern Nevada, will receive funding to replace camera systems on fixed route, paratransit and alternative transportation vehicles to improve safety and operating efficiencies. RTC also will receive funding to install a new paratransit bus wash and upgrade the existing fixed route bus wash system at its Sunset Maintenance Facility, which will also improve maintenance and operations. The Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) will receive funding to provide safety, infrastructure and passenger upgrades to its intermodal transit facility in Hempstead, New York. This project will improve safety and state of good repair for transit riders utilizing the intermodal facility. The New York City Department of Transportation will receive funding for the Safe Routes to Transit project to make infrastructure, pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements for transit riders along 86th Street in Brooklyn. This project will improve safety and state of good repair for the transit public utilizing bus service in this section of Brooklyn, NY. The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will receive funding to purchase new buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will be more reliable than the current buses, allowing the transit authority to reduce maintenance costs, and improve service reliability and on-time performance. Laketran in Northeast Ohio will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses and equipment as well as to reconstruct a park and ride facility. The funding will allow Laketran to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life and rehabilitate the park and ride facility to accommodate electric buses and improve access and facilities for passengers. Western Reserve Transit Authority will receive funding to upgrade its maintenance bays for repairing vehicles and updating the parts storage room. The upgrades will help improve safety and transit service for residents in the City of Youngstown and Mahoning County. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will receive funding to purchase vans to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life and expand the free transit service it provides to elderly, disabled and low income residents of rural southeastern Oklahoma. The new vehicles will improve mobility and access to healthcare for riders who need transportation to non-emergency medical treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will receive funding to purchase new buses and vans to expand rural service and replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will allow rural transit providers in the state to reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and meet rising demand for transit service. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of rural transit providers in the state to rehabilitate and expand operations and maintenance facilities. The improved facilities will allow the transit providers to enhance safety, maintain vehicles in a state of good repair and improve service for riders. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive funding on behalf of the City of Woodburn to replace the oldest bus in the city’s fleet with a new heavy-duty transit bus, significantly reducing transit repair and maintenance costs. The new bus will improve access, mobility and transit service for riders who use the service in Woodburn. NV ............... Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). D2020–BUSC–063 NY ............... Nassau County (Nassau Inter-County Express). D2020–BUSC–064 NY ............... New York City Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–065 OH ............... Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–066 OH ............... Laketran ........................... D2020–BUSC–067 OH ............... Western Reserve Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–068 OK ............... Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. D2020–BUSC–069 OK ............... Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). D2020–BUSC–070 OK ............... Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). D2020–BUSC–071 OR ............... Oregon Department of Transportation (City of Woodburn). D2020–BUSC–072 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 7,475,000 Highly Recommended. 2,000,000 Highly Recommended. 9,000,000 Highly Recommended. 2,971,592 Highly Recommended. 4,300,000 Highly Recommended. 600,104 Highly Recommended. 1,378,403 Highly Recommended. 4,020,576 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 129,240 Recommended. 300,000 Recommended. 12393 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Applicant Project ID Project description OR ............... Oregon Department of Transportation (Mid-Columbia Economic Development District). D2020–BUSC–073 OR ............... Oregon Department of Transportation (Yamhill County Transit). D2020–BUSC–074 OR ............... Oregon Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–075 OR ............... Salem Area Mass Transit District. D2020–BUSC–076 PA ................ Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–077 PA ................ Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). D2020–BUSC–078 RI ................. Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. D2020–BUSC–079 SC ............... Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. D2020–BUSC–080 SC ............... Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink). D2020–BUSC–081 SD ............... SD Department Of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–082 The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive funding on behalf of the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District to replace LINK buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new LINK buses will improve access, mobility and transit service for riders who use the service in Wasco County. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive funding on behalf of Yamhill County Transit to replace several buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will improve access, mobility and transit service for riders who use the service in northern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive funding to purchase a new bus for a new rural public transportation bus route between the communities of Eugene and Florence, Oregon. The route will link the valley with the coast and provide a needed public transportation option between these two communities that are 60 miles apart. Salem Area Mass Transit District, which operates ‘‘Cherriots’’ transit service in Salem, Keizer, and the mid-Willamette Valley, will receive funding to implement Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improvements including Transit Signal Priority technology and Real Time Passenger Information systems. In partnership with the City of Salem and the Oregon Department of Transportation, the agency will equip intersections and transit buses with GPS receivers to prioritize traffic signals to optimize efficient transit routes in congested corridors. The project will also deploy a Real Time Passenger Information system to improve transit system efficiency and the customer experience. The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive funding to replace diesel buses with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in the City and County of Erie, Pennsylvania. The new buses will help the agency replace aging buses that have exceeded their useful life. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive funding to construct new bus stations to extend its Roosevelt Boulevard Direct Bus Service from Frankford Transportation Center to Wissahickon Transportation Center. This project will improve safety and state of good repair with new infrastructure and passenger amenities. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will receive funding to construct two mobility hubs with improved rider amenities at the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island to improve service and access to major destinations. The hubs will feature up to eight bus bays, interior waiting space and fare machines. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments will receive funding on behalf of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to replace older diesel buses with new, all-electric vehicles and associated support infrastructure. This project will support CARTA’s state of good repair needs, while reducing the agency’s operating costs. The Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) will receive funding to purchase new buses to help expand service. The new buses will improve transit service for residents of the Greenville and Mauldin/Simpsonville areas in South Carolina. The South Dakota Department of Transportation on behalf of Community Transit will receive funding to create a call and dispatch center that centralizes the communications activities of five transit agencies under one umbrella in Watertown. The remodeled facility and enhanced technology will increase communication, safety and reliability for Community Transit and partner agencies in eastern South Dakota. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount Overall rating 150,126 Recommended. 999,968 Highly Recommended. 110,500 Recommended. 1,054,240 Highly Recommended. 2,031,580 Highly Recommended. 2,000,000 Highly Recommended. 8,040,000 Highly Recommended. 8,321,700 Highly Recommended. 2,040,000 Highly Recommended. 68,402 02MRN1 Recommended. 12394 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Applicant Project ID Project description TN ................ Tennessee Department of Transportation, Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources. D2020–BUSC–083 TX ................ Corpus Christi Regional D2020–BUSC–084 Transportation Authority. TX ................ Texas Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–085 UT ................ Utah Department of Transportation (Park City Transit). D2020–BUSC–086 UT ................ Utah Transit Authority (UTA). D2020–BUSC–087 WA ............... City of Longview .............. D2020–BUSC–088 WA ............... Intercity Transit ................ D2020–BUSC–089 WA ............... Washington State Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–090 WI ................ City of Janesville, WI ....... D2020–BUSC–091 WI ................ City of Madison ................ D2020–BUSC–092 The Tennessee DOT Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources will receive funding on behalf of rural and urban transit agencies to purchase new vehicles and specialized vehicles to replace older vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. This will ensure vehicles are available for accessible transportation services throughout the state. The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) will receive funding to rehabilitate and build bus transfer stations and reconstruct a bus maintenance facility parking lot. The projects will allow the transportation authority to improve safety for passengers and employees, comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and meet the transit needs of a growing population. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will receive funding on behalf of rural transit providers throughout the state to replace transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The grants also will fund new and rehabilitated maintenance and other facilities, allowing the rural transit providers to improve safety and efficiency and meet growing demand for service. The Utah Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Park City Transit to upgrade bus communications technology. The software and hardware upgrades will replace outdated systems, including on-board driver communications, dispatch, scheduling, data storage, reporting and web servers that provide real-time bus location information. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will receive funding to improve more than 100 bus stops that serve riders in Salt Lake City and seven surrounding counties. The enhanced bus stops will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improve safety and provide amenities such as shelters, benches, lighting and bike racks to improve the rider experience. The City of Longview will receive funding to purchase new low-floor biodiesel buses to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will be operated by RiverCities Transit and will improve access, mobility and transit service for residents of Kelso and Longview. Intercity Transit, which serves Washington State’s capital city, Olympia, and neighboring cities will receive funding to complete a bus yard expansion and install its own propane fueling station to support increased transit service. This project is the last element of Intercity Transit’s Pattison Street maintenance facility upgrade, a complete overhaul of a well-used facility and restoring it to fully serviceable conditions to support the next generation of transit services for the Thurston region. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will receive funding for replacement and expansion vehicles and equipment for four transit agencies providing rural service in Clallam, Grant, Island and Kittitas counties. The new vehicles will improve safety, access and mobility for transit riders in rural Washington. The City of Janesville will receive funding to purchase new low floor, accessible transit buses to replace aging buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new clean diesel buses will improve transit service and reliability for those who travel by transit throughout the city. The City of Madison will receive funding to purchase several local buildings to use for bus storage and maintenance. The project will relieve crowding at the city’s current storage and maintenance facility, allow for future fleet and service expansions and enable the city to meet growing demand for transit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM Funded amount 16,228,197 Overall rating Recommended. 7,231,023 Highly Recommended. 13,815,200 Highly Recommended. 400,000 Highly Recommended. 3,220,250 Highly Recommended. 1,560,000 Highly Recommended. 4,956,000 Highly Recommended. 3,932,622 Highly Recommended. 800,000 Highly Recommended. 7,000,000 Highly Recommended. 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices 12395 TABLE 1—FY 2019 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Applicant Project ID Project description WI ................ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. D2020–BUSC–093 WV ............... Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA). D2020–BUSC–094/ D2020–BUSC– 095. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will receive funding to replace transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will allow rural transit providers in the state to improve the state of good repair of their fleets, reduce operating and maintenance expenses, enhance safety and increase service reliability. The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) will receive funding to design and construct a new maintenance facility that will replace an older facility. The new facility will help improve transit service throughout Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. .......................................... ................................ Total ..... [FR Doc 2020–04168 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee will meet on March 25–26, 2020. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross, 430 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. The meeting sessions will begin and end as follows: Date: Time: March 25, 2020 .. March 26, 2020 .. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters related to: The need of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 .................................................................................... Veterans’ families, caregivers, and survivors across all generations, relationships, and Veterans status; the use of VA care, benefits and memorial services by Veterans’ families, caregivers, and survivors, and opportunities for improvements to the experience using such services; VA policies, regulations, and administrative requirements related to the transition of Servicemembers from the Department of Defense (DoD) to enrollment in VA that impact Veterans’ families, caregivers, and survivors; and factors that influence access to, quality of, and accountability for services, benefits and memorial services for Veterans’ families, caregivers, and survivors. On March 25 and March 26, the agenda will include opening remarks from the Committee Chair and the Chief Veterans Experience Officer. There will be updates on the Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research, Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, and caregiver research conducted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. On March 25, 2019, public comments will be received at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PO 00000 Funded amount Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Overall rating 838,400 Highly Recommended. 6,080,000 Highly Recommended. 423,329,839 Individuals wishing to speak should contact Ms. Toni Bush Neal (Alternate Designated Federal Official) at VEOFACA@va.gov to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. In accordance with FACA guidelines, each speaker will be held to a 5-minute time limit. Members of the public interested in attending should submit their name to VEOFACA@va.gov by March 20, 2020 to help expedite the sign-in process. To prevent delays, members of the public should allow an additional 30 minutes for parking and access to the facility. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Betty Moseley Brown (Designated Federal Official) at Betty.MoseleyBrown@va.gov or (210) 392–2505. Dated: February 26, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–04240 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; announcement of project selections. Grants for Buses 
and Bus Facilities Program.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $423,329,839 to 
projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Program (Bus Program) and provides administrative guidance 
on project implementation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying 
for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional 
Offices can be found at www.transit.dot.gov/. Unsuccessful applicants 
may contact Mark G. Bathrick, Office of Program Management at (202) 
366-9955, email: [email protected], within 30 days of this 
announcement to arrange a proposal debriefing. A TDD is available at 1-
800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 
5339(b)) authorizes FTA to make competitive grants for buses and bus 
facilities. Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5338) 
authorized $263,219,530 for competitive allocations in FY 2019. The 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-6) appropriated an 
additional $160 million for the Bus Program for FY 2019. An additional 
$130,710 of unawarded FY 2018 funding was also made available. After 
the statutory set aside for oversight, $423,350,240 was made available 
for competitive grants under the Bus Program.
    On May 15, 2019, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity 
(NOFO) (84 FR 21899) announcing the availability of $423,350,240 in 
competitive funding under the Bus Program. These funds will provide 
financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, 
rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses, vans, and related equipment, 
and for capital projects to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease 
bus-related facilities. In response to the NOFO, FTA received 318 
eligible project proposals from 43 States and the District of Columbia, 
totaling approximately $1.89 billion in Federal funds. Project 
proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's responsiveness to 
the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO.
    Based on the criteria in the NOFO, FTA is funding 94 projects, as 
shown in Table 1, for a total of $423,329,839. Recipients selected for 
competitive funding are required to work with their FTA Regional Office 
to submit a grant application in FTA's Transit Award Management System 
(TrAMS) for the projects identified in the attached table to quickly 
obligate funds. Grant applications must only include eligible 
activities applied for in the original project application. Funds must 
be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible 
capital purposes described in the NOFO.
    In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer's 
total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable 
project option as described in the application. If the award amount 
does not correspond to the scalable option, the recipient should work 
with the Regional Office to reduce scope or scale the project such that 
a complete phase or project is accomplished. Recipients may also 
provide additional local funds to complete a proposed project. A 
discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each 
project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMS 
application.
    Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award 
authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, 
November 25, 2019. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project 
expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for 
reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon 
other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, 
having been met. For more about FTA's policy on pre-award authority, 
please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2019 Apportionments, Allocations, and 
Program Information and Interim Guidance (84 FR 31984). Post-award 
reporting requirements include submission of Federal Financial Reports 
and Milestone Progress Reports in TrAMS (see FTA.C.5010.1E). Recipients 
must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, 
executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in 
carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes 
that recipients must follow all third-party procurement requirements 
set forth in Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5325(a)) and 
described in the FTA Third Party Contracting Guidance Circular (FTA 
Circular 4220.1). Funds allocated in this announcement must be 
obligated in a grant by September 30, 2023.
    Technical Review And Evaluation Summary: The FTA assessed all 
project proposals that were submitted under the FY 2019 Bus Program 
competition according to the following evaluation criteria. The 
specific metrics for each criterion were described in the May 15, 2019, 
NOFO:

1. Demonstration of Need
2. Demonstration of Benefits
3. Planning/Local Prioritization
4. Local Financial Commitment
5. Project Implementation Strategy
6. Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity

For each project, a technical review panel assigned a rating of Highly 
Recommended, Recommended, or Not Recommended for each of the six 
criteria. The technical review panel then assigned an overall rating of 
Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended, or Ineligible to the 
project proposal.
    Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Highly Recommended 
if they were rated Highly Recommended in at least four categories 
overall, with no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were assigned a 
final overall rating of Recommended if the projects had three or more 
Recommended ratings and no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were 
assigned a rating of Not Recommended if they received a Not Recommended 
rating in any criteria. A summary of the final overall ratings for all 
318 eligible project proposals is shown in the table below.

                         Overall Project Ratings
                         [Eligible submissions]
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Highly Recommended......................................             188
Recommended.............................................              96
Not Recommended.........................................              34
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  Total.................................................             318
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    As outlined in the NOFO, FTA made the final selections based on the 
technical ratings as well as geographic diversity, percentage of local 
cost share, departmental objectives, location in an opportunity zone, 
and/or receipt of other recent competitive awards.

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    As further outlined in the NOFO, in some cases, due to funding 
limitations, proposers that were selected for funding received less 
than the amount originally requested.

K. Jane Williams,
Acting Administrator.

                                   Table 1--FY 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competition Project Selections
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        State                Applicant                 Project ID              Project description      Funded amount            Overall rating
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AK..................  Chickaloon Native       D2020-BUSC-001.............  The Chickaloon Native               $53,966  Highly Recommended.
                       Village.                                             Village will receive
                                                                            funding for a replacement
                                                                            accessible minivan for
                                                                            the Chickaloon Area
                                                                            Transit System (CATS).
                                                                            This project will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            mobility for tribal
                                                                            residents in Southcentral
                                                                            Alaska.
AK..................  Kenaitze Indian Tribe   D2020-BUSC-002.............  The Kenaitze Indian Tribe         1,600,000  Highly Recommended.
                       (IRA).                                               will receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate a facility
                                                                            for transit vehicle
                                                                            maintenance needed to
                                                                            extend useful bus life
                                                                            and maintain a state of
                                                                            good repair in this
                                                                            rural, sub-arctic region
                                                                            of Alaska. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability for tribal
                                                                            residents on the Kenai
                                                                            Peninsula in Southcentral
                                                                            Alaska.
AK..................  Nulato Village........  D2020-BUSC-003.............  The Nulato Village will             179,885  Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase a bus to provide
                                                                            tribal residents and
                                                                            members of the public
                                                                            with safe and reliable
                                                                            transit to the Nulato
                                                                            Airport. The project will
                                                                            improve safety and allow
                                                                            residents to stay out of
                                                                            extreme weather while
                                                                            traveling to and from the
                                                                            airport in rural Alaska.
AL..................  Tuscaloosa County       D2020-BUSC-004.............  The Tuscaloosa County             2,018,750  Recommended.
                       Parking and Transit                                  Parking and Transit
                       Authority.                                           Authority will receive
                                                                            funding to replace buses
                                                                            that are at the end of
                                                                            their useful life. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety, support state of
                                                                            good repair, and
                                                                            accommodate ridership.
AZ..................  Northern Arizona        D2020-BUSC-005.............  The Northern Arizona             17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Intergovernmental                                    Intergovernmental Public
                       Public Transportation                                Transportation Authority,
                       Authority.                                           which operates Mountain
                                                                            Line transit service in
                                                                            Flagstaff, will receive
                                                                            funding for essential
                                                                            projects, including
                                                                            construction of a
                                                                            Downtown Connection
                                                                            Center and the purchase
                                                                            of all-electric buses to
                                                                            replace diesel and hybrid
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life. The
                                                                            projects will improve
                                                                            safety, support state of
                                                                            good repair, and
                                                                            accommodate growing
                                                                            ridership, including
                                                                            students at Northern
                                                                            Arizona University.
AZ..................  White Mountain Apache   D2020-BUSC-006.............  The White Mountain Apache           160,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Tribe.                                               Tribe, which operates the
                                                                            Fort Apache Connection
                                                                            transit service on the
                                                                            Fort Apache Indian
                                                                            Reservation in the east
                                                                            central region of
                                                                            Arizona, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            vehicles and expand
                                                                            transit service. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and reliability
                                                                            and ensure continued
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            tribal residents on the
                                                                            Indian Reservation, which
                                                                            includes parts of Navajo,
                                                                            Gila, and Apache counties.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-007.............  Full Access and                     466,883  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Coordinated
                       behalf of Full Access                                Transportation, Inc
                       and Coordinated                                      (FACT), which provides
                       Transportation, Inc                                  specialized
                       (FACT).                                              transportation services
                                                                            for residents of San
                                                                            Diego County, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase accessible
                                                                            vehicles that will
                                                                            replace vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            service reliability for
                                                                            people with disabilities,
                                                                            seniors and others who
                                                                            use the service.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-008.............  Redwood Coast Transit               260,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Authority (RCTA) will
                       behalf of Redwood                                    receive funding to
                       Coast Transit                                        purchase new buses that
                       Authority (RCTA).                                    will replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the system, which
                                                                            provides transit service
                                                                            for residents in rural
                                                                            Del Norte County in
                                                                            northern California.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-009.............  Tehama County Transit               592,998  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Agency Board will receive
                       behalf of Tehama                                     funding to renovate
                       County Transit Agency                                existing buildings at the
                       Board.                                               Tehama Rural Area Express
                                                                            (TRAX) transit facility
                                                                            in Red Bluff, California.
                                                                            The renovations will help
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for rural
                                                                            residents of Tehama
                                                                            County in northern
                                                                            California.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-010.............  Yosemite Area Regional            4,335,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Transportation System
                       behalf of Yosemite                                   (YARTS) will receive
                       Area Regional                                        funding to purchase
                       Transportation System.                               battery-electric over-the-
                                                                            road coach buses equipped
                                                                            with ADA lifts and
                                                                            restrooms. The new
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            access and transit
                                                                            service for residents and
                                                                            visitors to Yosemite
                                                                            National Park and the
                                                                            surrounding communities.

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CA..................  Fresno Council of       D2020-BUSC-011.............  The Fresno Council of             5,145,281  Highly Recommended.
                       Governments (Fresno                                  Governments will receive
                       County Rural Transit                                 funding for the Fresno
                       Agency).                                             County Rural Transit
                                                                            Agency to construct a new
                                                                            state-of-the-art bus
                                                                            maintenance and
                                                                            operations facility. The
                                                                            new facility will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the transit system, which
                                                                            provides service to
                                                                            residents throughout the
                                                                            rural areas of Fresno
                                                                            County.
CA..................  Kings County Area       D2020-BUSC-012.............  Kings County Area Public          3,279,570  Highly Recommended.
                       Public Transit Agency.                               Transit Agency will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses that
                                                                            will replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the system, which
                                                                            provides transit service
                                                                            for residents in the
                                                                            Central San Joaquin
                                                                            Valley.
CA..................  Solano County Transit.  D2020-BUSC-013.............  Solano County Transit will        1,800,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to plan,
                                                                            construct, and install
                                                                            electrical charging
                                                                            infrastructure to
                                                                            accommodate an all-
                                                                            electric bus fleet that
                                                                            is planned for the
                                                                            future. The project will
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who use the transit
                                                                            service to travel in
                                                                            Solano County, which is
                                                                            part of the San Francisco
                                                                            Bay Area.
CA..................  Transit Joint Powers    D2020-BUSC-014.............  The Transit Joint Powers          2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority for Merced                                 Authority for Merced
                       County (The Bus).                                    County (The Bus) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase zero-emission
                                                                            electric buses and
                                                                            associated charging
                                                                            equipment to replace the
                                                                            agency's gasoline-fueled
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life. The
                                                                            new buses will improve
                                                                            safety and reliability
                                                                            for residents who use the
                                                                            service to travel in
                                                                            Merced County, which is
                                                                            located in the San
                                                                            Joaquin Valley of
                                                                            California.
CO..................  City of Colorado        D2020-BUSC-015.............  Mountain Metropolitan             1,621,500  Highly Recommended.
                       Springs (Mountain                                    Transit in Colorado
                       Metropolitan Transit).                               Springs will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase
                                                                            battery electric buses
                                                                            and charging stations to
                                                                            expand transit service on
                                                                            one of its busiest
                                                                            routes. The buses will
                                                                            allow MMT to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership and
                                                                            provide a responsive
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            people accessing jobs,
                                                                            school and community
                                                                            services.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-016.............  The Colorado Department of        2,015,775  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Breckenridge Free                                   receive funding on behalf
                       Ride).                                               of the Town of
                                                                            Breckenridge to replace
                                                                            diesel buses that have
                                                                            exceed their useful life
                                                                            with battery-electric
                                                                            vehicles and charging
                                                                            infrastructure. The fleet
                                                                            helps Breckenridge, home
                                                                            to one of Colorado's
                                                                            largest ski resorts,
                                                                            provide access to jobs,
                                                                            services and tourist
                                                                            sites.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-017.............  The Colorado Department of          199,500  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Laradon Hall Society                                receive funding on behalf
                       for Exceptional                                      of Laradon Hall Society
                       Children and Adults).                                for Exceptional Children
                                                                            and Adults in Denver to
                                                                            replace transit vans that
                                                                            transport people with
                                                                            disabilities to and from
                                                                            campus. The vehicles will
                                                                            replace vans that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life, improving safety
                                                                            and reliability.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-018.............  The Colorado Department of        1,788,312  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Roaring Fork                                        receive funding on behalf
                       Transportation                                       of the Roaring Fork
                       Authority).                                          Transportation Authority
                                                                            to replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The
                                                                            replacement buses will
                                                                            enhance the rural transit
                                                                            agency's network
                                                                            throughout the Roaring
                                                                            Fork Valley of Central
                                                                            Colorado and help
                                                                            accommodate growing
                                                                            ridership.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-019.............  The Colorado Department of          400,000  Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Snowmass Village                                    receive funding on behalf
                       Shuttle).                                            of Snowmass Village in
                                                                            rural Pitkin County to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceed their useful life.
                                                                            The replacement vehicles
                                                                            will reduce maintenance
                                                                            costs and improve
                                                                            reliability for the
                                                                            Snowmass Village Shuttle,
                                                                            which provides residents
                                                                            access to jobs and
                                                                            services.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-020.............  The Colorado Department of       12,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Winter Park Lift).                                  receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of Winter Park Lift in
                                                                            Colorado's Grand County,
                                                                            to build a maintenance
                                                                            facility for its bus
                                                                            fleet. The infrastructure
                                                                            investment will help the
                                                                            three-year-old transit
                                                                            system house
                                                                            administrative offices
                                                                            and dispatching services,
                                                                            with additional space for
                                                                            future new buses and
                                                                            electric charging
                                                                            facilities.

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DC..................  Washington              D2020-BUSC-021.............  The Washington                   11,040,000  Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Area                                    Metropolitan Area Transit
                       Transit Authority                                    Authority (WMATA) will
                       (WMATA).                                             receive funding to
                                                                            upgrade its farebox
                                                                            system on its fleet of
                                                                            buses with modern,
                                                                            supported technologies.
                                                                            This technology upgrade
                                                                            will enhance operational
                                                                            reliability, while
                                                                            enabling WMATA to
                                                                            introduce new buses to
                                                                            their fleet.
FL..................  Broward County Transit  D2020-BUSC-022.............  Broward County Transit           17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate its existing
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance buildings,
                                                                            construct new
                                                                            administration/operations
                                                                            and training buildings
                                                                            and add infrastructure
                                                                            for electric buses. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair for facilities
                                                                            that were originally
                                                                            built in the 1980's.
FL..................  Hillsborough Area       D2020-BUSC-023.............  Hillsborough Area Regional        4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Transit Authority (HART)
                       Authority (HART).                                    will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new CNG buses to
                                                                            replace diesel buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            ensure continued transit
                                                                            services for residents of
                                                                            Hillsborough County,
                                                                            Florida.
GA..................  University of Georgia.  D2020-BUSC-024.............  The University of Georgia,        7,462,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            which provides transit
                                                                            service to the residents
                                                                            of Athens, Georgia and
                                                                            the University of Georgia
                                                                            campus, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            electric buses to replace
                                                                            older buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new vehicles
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            service reliability.
HI..................  State of Hawaii         D2020-BUSC-025.............  The State of Hawaii               6,586,650  Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new accessible
                                                                            vehicles and buses to
                                                                            replace those that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life for the County of
                                                                            Hawai'i and the County of
                                                                            Kaua'i. The new vehicles
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who use public transit to
                                                                            commute to work on long
                                                                            commuter routes such as
                                                                            the Hilo-to-South Kohala
                                                                            Resort route
                                                                            (approximately 200 miles
                                                                            round trip) and East
                                                                            Hawaii-to-West Hawaii
                                                                            commuter route
                                                                            (approximately 160 miles
                                                                            round trip).
IA..................  Des Moines Area         D2020-BUSC-026.............  The Des Moines Area              17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Regional Transit
                       Authority (DART).                                    Authority (DART) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct a new
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facility to
                                                                            replace an outdated and
                                                                            undersized facility. The
                                                                            new building will be
                                                                            located in downtown Des
                                                                            Moines, away from the
                                                                            current facility's flood-
                                                                            prone area.
IA..................  Iowa Department of      D2020-BUSC-027.............  The Iowa Department of            9,414,785  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace rural buses
                                                                            throughout the state that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life Iowa. DOT
                                                                            estimates that more than
                                                                            half of its statewide
                                                                            transit bus fleet is in
                                                                            need of replacement.
ID..................  City of Lewiston......  D2020-BUSC-028.............  The City of Lewiston in              64,000  Recommended.
                                                                            northern Idaho will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct a transit
                                                                            center at the Lewiston
                                                                            Community Center, which
                                                                            currently does not have
                                                                            any infrastructure
                                                                            designed specifically for
                                                                            transit needs. The
                                                                            project will repurpose
                                                                            the west side of the
                                                                            parking lot to construct
                                                                            a small transit center
                                                                            where passengers have
                                                                            access to amenities and
                                                                            where transit activities
                                                                            can take place more
                                                                            safely and reliably.
IL..................  Bloomington-Normal      D2020-BUSC-029.............  Connect Transit will                500,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Public Transit System                                receive funding to
                       (DBA Connect Transit).                               improve bus stops by
                                                                            adding shelters and
                                                                            benches as well as
                                                                            infrastructure that
                                                                            complies with the
                                                                            Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act. The
                                                                            upgrades will enhance
                                                                            safety for riders, better
                                                                            accommodate passenger
                                                                            transfers between buses,
                                                                            and attract new customers.
IL..................  Champaign-Urbana Mass   D2020-BUSC-030.............  The Champaign-Urbana Mass        17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District.                                    Transit District will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            renovate and expand the
                                                                            Illinois Terminal, a
                                                                            transportation hub with
                                                                            local and intercity buses
                                                                            and passenger rail. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and accommodate
                                                                            rising demand at the
                                                                            terminal, which is part
                                                                            of a joint development
                                                                            project that includes
                                                                            plans for a hotel and
                                                                            conference center as well
                                                                            as residential and
                                                                            commercial development.

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IL..................  Illinois Department of  D2020-BUSC-031.............  The Illinois Department of        8,046,999  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (IDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses, improve
                                                                            maintenance facilities
                                                                            and purchase bus
                                                                            equipment in the
                                                                            downstate region. The
                                                                            funding will allow
                                                                            transit providers in
                                                                            rural areas and small
                                                                            cities to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership,
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            reliability, address
                                                                            state of good repair
                                                                            needs and reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs.
IN..................  Bloomington Public      D2020-BUSC-032.............  Bloomington Transit will          1,125,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       receive funding to
                       Corporation                                          replace and upgrade the
                       (Bloomington Transit).                               fare collection system on
                                                                            its fixed-route service
                                                                            buses. The new fare
                                                                            collection system will
                                                                            allow Bloomington Transit
                                                                            to expand fare payment
                                                                            options for riders,
                                                                            reduce farebox
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            obtain more accurate fare
                                                                            counts.
KS..................  City of Wichita.......  D2020-BUSC-033.............  Wichita Transit will             14,232,816  Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to build
                                                                            a replacement transit
                                                                            center to meet current
                                                                            and future regional
                                                                            transportation needs. The
                                                                            building will connect 17
                                                                            bus routes, four
                                                                            circulator trolleys and
                                                                            commuter transit and
                                                                            boost economic
                                                                            development in the West
                                                                            Bank area of the Arkansas
                                                                            River.
KY..................  Transit Authority of    D2020-BUSC-034.............  The Transit Authority of         17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       River City (TARC).                                   River City (TARC) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            replace older buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who rely on bus service
                                                                            in the Greater Louisville
                                                                            area.
LA..................  Jefferson Parish, Inc   D2020-BUSC-035.............  Jefferson Transit will            4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       (Jefferson Transit).                                 receive funding to build
                                                                            a new operations center
                                                                            to replace an aging,
                                                                            makeshift operations
                                                                            facility. The new center
                                                                            will be double the size
                                                                            of the current facility
                                                                            in order to accommodate
                                                                            critical safety, dispatch
                                                                            and training functions
                                                                            while providing
                                                                            passengers seeking to
                                                                            purchase passes and fare
                                                                            cards with a modern
                                                                            facility that complies
                                                                            with the Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act.
LA..................  New Orleans Regional    D2020-BUSC-036.............  The New Orleans Regional          7,246,315  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority                                    Transit Authority (RTA)
                       (RTA).                                               will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase biodiesel buses
                                                                            to replace buses that RTA
                                                                            purchased after Hurricane
                                                                            Katrina destroyed the
                                                                            authority's bus fleet in
                                                                            2005. Those buses have
                                                                            reached the end of their
                                                                            useful life, and new
                                                                            buses will allow RTA to
                                                                            enhance safety, improve
                                                                            service and reduce
                                                                            vehicle breakdowns.
MA..................  Montachusett Regional   D2020-BUSC-037.............  The Montachusett Regional         4,500,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority in
                                                                            north central
                                                                            Massachusetts will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve safety through
                                                                            the installation of
                                                                            security cameras, boost
                                                                            reliability and lower
                                                                            maintenance costs.
MD..................  Baltimore County,       D2020-BUSC-038.............  Baltimore County,                 1,651,720  Highly Recommended.
                       Maryland.                                            Maryland, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            buses and new
                                                                            infrastructure for the
                                                                            proposed Towson
                                                                            Circulator project. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            access and mobility for
                                                                            the transit riding public
                                                                            through the creation of a
                                                                            new transit service.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-039.............  Delmarva Community                  248,000  Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 Services will receive
                       on behalf of Delmarva                                funding to purchase new
                       Community Services.                                  vehicles and support
                                                                            infrastructure. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety, state of good
                                                                            repair and enhance
                                                                            mobility for riders in
                                                                            Kent, Caroline, Talbot
                                                                            and Dorchester Counties.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-040.............  The St. Mary's Transit               76,500  Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 System, which provides
                       on behalf of St.                                     service in St. Mary's
                       Mary's Transit System.                               County, Maryland, will
                                                                            receive funding to expand
                                                                            its vehicle maintenance
                                                                            facility for its bus
                                                                            fleet.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-041.............  The Tri-County Council for          850,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 the Lower Eastern Shore
                       on behalf of Tri-                                    of Maryland (Shore
                       County Council for                                   Transit) will receive
                       the Lower Eastern                                    funding to purchase new
                       Shore of Maryland                                    vehicles to replace older
                       (Shore Transit).                                     vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. This project will
                                                                            improve safety, state of
                                                                            good repair and service
                                                                            reliability for riders in
                                                                            Maryland's lower eastern
                                                                            shore counties of
                                                                            Somerset, Wicomico, and
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ME..................  Biddeford-Saco-Old      D2020-BUSC-042.............  The Biddeford-Saco-Old              880,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Orchard Beach Transit                                Orchard Beach Transit
                       Committee.                                           Committee, operating four
                                                                            bus routes and six
                                                                            seasonal trolley routes
                                                                            near Portland, Maine,
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The replacement
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            safety, reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            improve reliability.
ME..................  City of Bangor........  D2020-BUSC-043.............  The City of Bangor will           1,286,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding for
                                                                            construction of a new
                                                                            Bangor Transportation
                                                                            Center to replace an
                                                                            aging bus depot that has
                                                                            exceeded its useful life.
                                                                            The new transportation
                                                                            center will boost
                                                                            ridership and serve as a
                                                                            multi-modal facility for
                                                                            the City's Community
                                                                            Connector fixed route,
                                                                            shared ride services,
                                                                            intercity buses and other
                                                                            active transit.
ME..................  Maine Department of     D2020-BUSC-044.............  The Maine Department of           1,057,567  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses for three
                                                                            regional transit
                                                                            providers spanning eight
                                                                            Maine counties. The new
                                                                            buses will improve the
                                                                            fleets' state of good
                                                                            repair, reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            improve the passenger
                                                                            experience.
MI..................  City of Detroit         D2020-BUSC-045.............  The City of Detroit               8,494,812  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation (DDOT).                               Transportation (DDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new fareboxes to
                                                                            modernize its fare
                                                                            collection system. The
                                                                            new fareboxes will reduce
                                                                            the frequency and cost of
                                                                            repairs, improve boarding
                                                                            times and schedule
                                                                            adherence, and expand
                                                                            fare payment options for
                                                                            passengers.
MI..................  Flint Mass              D2020-BUSC-046.............  The Flint Mass                    4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Authority
                       Authority (MTA).                                     (MTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase
                                                                            propane transit buses and
                                                                            CNG commuter buses to
                                                                            replace diesel buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will allow MTA to
                                                                            improve safety,
                                                                            efficiency and service
                                                                            reliability, especially
                                                                            on MTA's peak hour and
                                                                            regional routes that
                                                                            transport passengers to
                                                                            work and school.
MN..................  Red Lake Band of        D2020-BUSC-047.............  The Red Lake Band of                211,944  Recommended.
                       Chippewa Indians.                                    Chippewa Indians will
                                                                            receive funding so that
                                                                            Red Lake Public Transit
                                                                            can purchase new buses
                                                                            and equipment, allowing
                                                                            it to expand its bus
                                                                            fleet to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership. Red
                                                                            Lake Public Transit
                                                                            provides on-demand bus
                                                                            service on the Red Lake
                                                                            Indian Reservation, which
                                                                            is located in a rural
                                                                            area of northwest
                                                                            Minnesota.
MO..................  Bi-State Development    D2020-BUSC-048.............  The Bi-State Development            350,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Agency.                                              Agency of St. Louis will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            transform bus stops into
                                                                            mobility hubs to improve
                                                                            safety and create a more
                                                                            welcoming experience for
                                                                            riders. The hubs will
                                                                            improve accessibility and
                                                                            include amenities such as
                                                                            benches, lighting and
                                                                            community information, at
                                                                            key transit transfer
                                                                            points.
MO..................  Missouri Department of  D2020-BUSC-049.............  The Missouri Department of        5,120,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct two storage and
                                                                            maintenance facilities
                                                                            for rural transit
                                                                            providers. The facilities
                                                                            will save operational
                                                                            costs compared to using
                                                                            contract services, add
                                                                            efficiencies and help
                                                                            keep transit buses in a
                                                                            state of good repair.
MS..................  Coast Transit           D2020-BUSC-050.............  Coast Transit Authority           5,351,155  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority.                                           will receive funding to
                                                                            construct a bridge
                                                                            structure between the
                                                                            Gulfport Transit Center
                                                                            and the Jones Park Bus
                                                                            Station in Gulfport, MS.
                                                                            This project will provide
                                                                            pedestrian safety and
                                                                            improved mobility between
                                                                            these two locations.
MS..................  Mississippi Department  D2020-BUSC-051.............  The Mississippi Department        5,680,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses. This
                                                                            project will support
                                                                            service expansion
                                                                            throughout the state and
                                                                            help meet the needs of
                                                                            Mississippi residents who
                                                                            rely on transportation
                                                                            services to get to
                                                                            employment opportunities
                                                                            and an increasing demand
                                                                            for health care
                                                                            destinations.
MT..................  City of Billings        D2020-BUSC-052.............  The City of Billings                840,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Transit                                 Metropolitan Transit
                       System.                                              System will receive
                                                                            funding to replace buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The buses
                                                                            will help the agency
                                                                            increase safety, maintain
                                                                            its bus fleet in a state
                                                                            of good repair and ensure
                                                                            safe and reliable service
                                                                            to the residents of
                                                                            Billings, Montana's
                                                                            largest city.

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MT..................  Montana Department of   D2020-BUSC-053.............  The Montana Department of           510,088  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (North                                Transportation will
                       Central Montana                                      receive funding on behalf
                       Transit).                                            of North Central Montana
                                                                            Transit to replace buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life and purchase
                                                                            the bus maintenance
                                                                            facility it has been
                                                                            renting. The agency,
                                                                            which provides service to
                                                                            two tribal governments--
                                                                            Chippewa Cree Tribe of
                                                                            the Rocky Boy's
                                                                            Reservation and the Fort
                                                                            Belknap Indian Community
                                                                            Council--in north central
                                                                            Montana, provides trips
                                                                            to healthcare, grocery
                                                                            stores and tribal
                                                                            colleges.
NC..................  City of Salisbury.....  D2020-BUSC-054.............  The City of Salisbury, on           480,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            behalf of the Salisbury
                                                                            Transit System, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life, and purchase
                                                                            bus equipment. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair with new buses
                                                                            that will be more
                                                                            reliable and reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs.
NC..................  North Carolina          D2020-BUSC-055.............  The North Carolina               17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation, on behalf
                                                                            of several rural transit
                                                                            systems, will receive
                                                                            funding to replace
                                                                            vehicles, as well as
                                                                            construct and renovate
                                                                            public transportation
                                                                            facilities throughout the
                                                                            state. These projects
                                                                            will address safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            critical transit needs
                                                                            throughout the state.
NC..................  Piedmont Authority for  D2020-BUSC-056.............  The Piedmont Authority for        6,768,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional                                             Regional Transportation
                       Transportation.                                      will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will increase
                                                                            reliability and safety
                                                                            for passengers in
                                                                            Burlington, Greensboro,
                                                                            High Point and Winston-
                                                                            Salem, NC.
NE..................  Transit Authority of    D2020-BUSC-057.............  The Transit Authority of          4,709,375  Highly Recommended.
                       the City of Omaha.                                   the City of Omaha will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The buses will help
                                                                            improve reliability and
                                                                            help maintain the 98-
                                                                            vehicle fleet in a state
                                                                            of good repair.
NJ..................  New Jersey Transit....  D2020-BUSC-058.............  New Jersey Transit (NJT)         17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new 60-foot
                                                                            buses to help expand
                                                                            capacity in Northern New
                                                                            Jersey. The project will
                                                                            allow NJT to meet growing
                                                                            demand for its services.
NM..................  New Mexico Department   D2020-BUSC-059.............  The New Mexico Department         5,251,090  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation (NMDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            enable the North Central
                                                                            Regional Transit District
                                                                            (NCRTD) to design and
                                                                            construct a new
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facility in
                                                                            Taos. The new facility
                                                                            will feature more space
                                                                            and house more functions
                                                                            than the current
                                                                            facility, allowing NCRTD
                                                                            to more efficiently
                                                                            maintain its buses and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability.
NM..................  Rio Metro Regional      D2020-BUSC-060.............  The Rio Metro Regional            5,984,955  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District                                     Transit District (RMRTD),
                       (RMRTD).                                             which provides bus
                                                                            service in central New
                                                                            Mexico, will receive
                                                                            funding to construct a
                                                                            new bus administration
                                                                            and operations facility
                                                                            in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
                                                                            The new facility will
                                                                            enable RMRTD to
                                                                            consolidate its
                                                                            administrative and
                                                                            operations functions,
                                                                            increasing safety and
                                                                            security for staff and
                                                                            improving operational
                                                                            efficiency.
NV..................  Carson Area             D2020-BUSC-061.............  Carson Area Metropolitan            455,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Planning                                Planning Organization
                       Organization (CAMPO).                                (CAMPO) will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            buses and replace aging
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for the
                                                                            Jump Around Carson (JAC)
                                                                            transit system, the
                                                                            largest transit provider
                                                                            in Carson City, Nevada.
NV..................  Fallon Paiute-Shoshone  D2020-BUSC-062.............  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone           59,525  Highly Recommended.
                       Tribe of the Fallon                                  Tribe of the Fallon
                       Reservation and                                      Reservation and Indian
                       Indian Colony.                                       Colony will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase a new
                                                                            passenger bus equipped
                                                                            with a camera and fare
                                                                            box. It will also
                                                                            purchase a camera and
                                                                            fare box for their
                                                                            current transit bus. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            people living within the
                                                                            boundaries of the
                                                                            reservation and Indian
                                                                            colony, located in rural
                                                                            Churchill County, Nevada.

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NV..................  Regional                D2020-BUSC-063.............  The Regional                      7,475,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Commission
                       Commission of                                        of Southern Nevada (RTC),
                       Southern Nevada (RTC).                               which provides transit
                                                                            service in Las Vegas and
                                                                            southern Nevada, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace camera systems on
                                                                            fixed route, paratransit
                                                                            and alternative
                                                                            transportation vehicles
                                                                            to improve safety and
                                                                            operating efficiencies.
                                                                            RTC also will receive
                                                                            funding to install a new
                                                                            paratransit bus wash and
                                                                            upgrade the existing
                                                                            fixed route bus wash
                                                                            system at its Sunset
                                                                            Maintenance Facility,
                                                                            which will also improve
                                                                            maintenance and
                                                                            operations.
NY..................  Nassau County (Nassau   D2020-BUSC-064.............  The Nassau Inter-County           2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Inter-County Express).                               Express (NICE) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            provide safety,
                                                                            infrastructure and
                                                                            passenger upgrades to its
                                                                            intermodal transit
                                                                            facility in Hempstead,
                                                                            New York. This project
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            transit riders utilizing
                                                                            the intermodal facility.
NY..................  New York City           D2020-BUSC-065.............  The New York City                 9,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding for the
                                                                            Safe Routes to Transit
                                                                            project to make
                                                                            infrastructure,
                                                                            pedestrian safety and
                                                                            accessibility
                                                                            improvements for transit
                                                                            riders along 86th Street
                                                                            in Brooklyn. This project
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the transit public
                                                                            utilizing bus service in
                                                                            this section of Brooklyn,
                                                                            NY.
OH..................  Greater Dayton          D2020-BUSC-066.............  The Greater Dayton                2,971,592  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Regional Transit
                       Authority.                                           Authority (RTA) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            be more reliable than the
                                                                            current buses, allowing
                                                                            the transit authority to
                                                                            reduce maintenance costs,
                                                                            and improve service
                                                                            reliability and on-time
                                                                            performance.
OH..................  Laketran..............  D2020-BUSC-067.............  Laketran in Northeast Ohio        4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase battery electric
                                                                            buses and equipment as
                                                                            well as to reconstruct a
                                                                            park and ride facility.
                                                                            The funding will allow
                                                                            Laketran to replace
                                                                            diesel buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life and rehabilitate the
                                                                            park and ride facility to
                                                                            accommodate electric
                                                                            buses and improve access
                                                                            and facilities for
                                                                            passengers.
OH..................  Western Reserve         D2020-BUSC-068.............  Western Reserve Transit             600,104  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Authority will receive
                                                                            funding to upgrade its
                                                                            maintenance bays for
                                                                            repairing vehicles and
                                                                            updating the parts
                                                                            storage room. The
                                                                            upgrades will help
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            residents in the City of
                                                                            Youngstown and Mahoning
                                                                            County.
OK..................  Choctaw Nation of       D2020-BUSC-069.............  The Choctaw Nation of             1,378,403  Highly Recommended.
                       Oklahoma.                                            Oklahoma will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase vans
                                                                            to replace vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life and expand
                                                                            the free transit service
                                                                            it provides to elderly,
                                                                            disabled and low income
                                                                            residents of rural
                                                                            southeastern Oklahoma.
                                                                            The new vehicles will
                                                                            improve mobility and
                                                                            access to healthcare for
                                                                            riders who need
                                                                            transportation to non-
                                                                            emergency medical
                                                                            treatment such as
                                                                            chemotherapy and dialysis.
OK..................  Oklahoma Department of  D2020-BUSC-070.............  The Oklahoma Department of        4,020,576  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (ODOT).                               Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses and
                                                                            vans to expand rural
                                                                            service and replace
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new vehicles
                                                                            will allow rural transit
                                                                            providers in the state to
                                                                            reduce maintenance costs,
                                                                            improve safety and meet
                                                                            rising demand for transit
                                                                            service.
OK..................  Oklahoma Department of  D2020-BUSC-071.............  The Oklahoma Department of          129,240  Recommended.
                       Transportation (ODOT).                               Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of rural transit
                                                                            providers in the state to
                                                                            rehabilitate and expand
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facilities.
                                                                            The improved facilities
                                                                            will allow the transit
                                                                            providers to enhance
                                                                            safety, maintain vehicles
                                                                            in a state of good repair
                                                                            and improve service for
                                                                            riders.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-072.............  The Oregon Department of            300,000  Recommended.
                       Transportation (City                                 Transportation (ODOT)
                       of Woodburn).                                        will receive funding on
                                                                            behalf of the City of
                                                                            Woodburn to replace the
                                                                            oldest bus in the city's
                                                                            fleet with a new heavy-
                                                                            duty transit bus,
                                                                            significantly reducing
                                                                            transit repair and
                                                                            maintenance costs. The
                                                                            new bus will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in Woodburn.

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OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-073.............  The Oregon Department of            150,126  Recommended.
                       Transportation (Mid-                                 Transportation (ODOT)
                       Columbia Economic                                    will receive funding on
                       Development District).                               behalf of the Mid-
                                                                            Columbia Economic
                                                                            Development District to
                                                                            replace LINK buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new LINK
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in Wasco County.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-074.............  The Oregon Department of            999,968  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation (ODOT)
                       (Yamhill County                                      will receive funding on
                       Transit).                                            behalf of Yamhill County
                                                                            Transit to replace
                                                                            several buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve access, mobility
                                                                            and transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in northern
                                                                            Oregon.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-075.............  The Oregon Department of            110,500  Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (ODOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase a new bus for a
                                                                            new rural public
                                                                            transportation bus route
                                                                            between the communities
                                                                            of Eugene and Florence,
                                                                            Oregon. The route will
                                                                            link the valley with the
                                                                            coast and provide a
                                                                            needed public
                                                                            transportation option
                                                                            between these two
                                                                            communities that are 60
                                                                            miles apart.
OR..................  Salem Area Mass         D2020-BUSC-076.............  Salem Area Mass Transit           1,054,240  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District.                                    District, which operates
                                                                            ``Cherriots'' transit
                                                                            service in Salem, Keizer,
                                                                            and the mid-Willamette
                                                                            Valley, will receive
                                                                            funding to implement
                                                                            Intelligent
                                                                            Transportation System
                                                                            (ITS) improvements
                                                                            including Transit Signal
                                                                            Priority technology and
                                                                            Real Time Passenger
                                                                            Information systems. In
                                                                            partnership with the City
                                                                            of Salem and the Oregon
                                                                            Department of
                                                                            Transportation, the
                                                                            agency will equip
                                                                            intersections and transit
                                                                            buses with GPS receivers
                                                                            to prioritize traffic
                                                                            signals to optimize
                                                                            efficient transit routes
                                                                            in congested corridors.
                                                                            The project will also
                                                                            deploy a Real Time
                                                                            Passenger Information
                                                                            system to improve transit
                                                                            system efficiency and the
                                                                            customer experience.
PA..................  Erie Metropolitan       D2020-BUSC-077.............  The Erie Metropolitan             2,031,580  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace diesel buses with
                                                                            compressed natural gas
                                                                            (CNG) buses in the City
                                                                            and County of Erie,
                                                                            Pennsylvania. The new
                                                                            buses will help the
                                                                            agency replace aging
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life.
PA..................  Southeastern            D2020-BUSC-078.............  The Southeastern                  2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Pennsylvania                                         Pennsylvania
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Authority
                       Authority (SEPTA).                                   (SEPTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to construct new
                                                                            bus stations to extend
                                                                            its Roosevelt Boulevard
                                                                            Direct Bus Service from
                                                                            Frankford Transportation
                                                                            Center to Wissahickon
                                                                            Transportation Center.
                                                                            This project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair with new
                                                                            infrastructure and
                                                                            passenger amenities.
RI..................  Rhode Island Public     D2020-BUSC-079.............  The Rhode Island Public           8,040,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority (RIPTA)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            construct two mobility
                                                                            hubs with improved rider
                                                                            amenities at the
                                                                            University of Rhode
                                                                            Island and the Community
                                                                            College of Rhode Island
                                                                            to improve service and
                                                                            access to major
                                                                            destinations. The hubs
                                                                            will feature up to eight
                                                                            bus bays, interior
                                                                            waiting space and fare
                                                                            machines.
SC..................  Berkeley-Charleston-    D2020-BUSC-080.............  The Berkeley-Charleston-          8,321,700  Highly Recommended.
                       Dorchester Council of                                Dorchester Council of
                       Governments.                                         Governments will receive
                                                                            funding on behalf of the
                                                                            Charleston Area Regional
                                                                            Transportation Authority
                                                                            (CARTA) to replace older
                                                                            diesel buses with new,
                                                                            all-electric vehicles and
                                                                            associated support
                                                                            infrastructure. This
                                                                            project will support
                                                                            CARTA's state of good
                                                                            repair needs, while
                                                                            reducing the agency's
                                                                            operating costs.
SC..................  Greenville Transit      D2020-BUSC-081.............  The Greenville Transit            2,040,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority (Greenlink).                               Authority (Greenlink)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            help expand service. The
                                                                            new buses will improve
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            residents of the
                                                                            Greenville and Mauldin/
                                                                            Simpsonville areas in
                                                                            South Carolina.
SD..................  SD Department Of        D2020-BUSC-082.............  The South Dakota                     68,402  Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Department of
                                                                            Transportation on behalf
                                                                            of Community Transit will
                                                                            receive funding to create
                                                                            a call and dispatch
                                                                            center that centralizes
                                                                            the communications
                                                                            activities of five
                                                                            transit agencies under
                                                                            one umbrella in
                                                                            Watertown. The remodeled
                                                                            facility and enhanced
                                                                            technology will increase
                                                                            communication, safety and
                                                                            reliability for Community
                                                                            Transit and partner
                                                                            agencies in eastern South
                                                                            Dakota.

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TN..................  Tennessee Department    D2020-BUSC-083.............  The Tennessee DOT Division       16,228,197  Recommended.
                       of Transportation,                                   of Multimodal
                       Division of                                          Transportation Resources
                       Multimodal                                           will receive funding on
                       Transportation                                       behalf of rural and urban
                       Resources.                                           transit agencies to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles and
                                                                            specialized vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This will
                                                                            ensure vehicles are
                                                                            available for accessible
                                                                            transportation services
                                                                            throughout the state.
TX..................  Corpus Christi          D2020-BUSC-084.............  The Corpus Christi                7,231,023  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional                                             Regional Transportation
                       Transportation                                       Authority (CCRTA) will
                       Authority.                                           receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate and build
                                                                            bus transfer stations and
                                                                            reconstruct a bus
                                                                            maintenance facility
                                                                            parking lot. The projects
                                                                            will allow the
                                                                            transportation authority
                                                                            to improve safety for
                                                                            passengers and employees,
                                                                            comply with Americans
                                                                            with Disabilities Act
                                                                            requirements and meet the
                                                                            transit needs of a
                                                                            growing population.
TX..................  Texas Department of     D2020-BUSC-085.............  The Texas Department of          13,815,200  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (TxDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding on
                                                                            behalf of rural transit
                                                                            providers throughout the
                                                                            state to replace transit
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The grants also
                                                                            will fund new and
                                                                            rehabilitated maintenance
                                                                            and other facilities,
                                                                            allowing the rural
                                                                            transit providers to
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            efficiency and meet
                                                                            growing demand for
                                                                            service.
UT..................  Utah Department of      D2020-BUSC-086.............  The Utah Department of              400,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (Park                                 Transportation will
                       City Transit).                                       receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of Park City Transit to
                                                                            upgrade bus
                                                                            communications
                                                                            technology. The software
                                                                            and hardware upgrades
                                                                            will replace outdated
                                                                            systems, including on-
                                                                            board driver
                                                                            communications, dispatch,
                                                                            scheduling, data storage,
                                                                            reporting and web servers
                                                                            that provide real-time
                                                                            bus location information.
UT..................  Utah Transit Authority  D2020-BUSC-087.............  The Utah Transit Authority        3,220,250  Highly Recommended.
                       (UTA).                                               (UTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to improve more
                                                                            than 100 bus stops that
                                                                            serve riders in Salt Lake
                                                                            City and seven
                                                                            surrounding counties. The
                                                                            enhanced bus stops will
                                                                            be compliant with the
                                                                            Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act, improve
                                                                            safety and provide
                                                                            amenities such as
                                                                            shelters, benches,
                                                                            lighting and bike racks
                                                                            to improve the rider
                                                                            experience.
WA..................  City of Longview......  D2020-BUSC-088.............  The City of Longview will         1,560,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new low-floor
                                                                            biodiesel buses to
                                                                            replace older buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will be operated by
                                                                            RiverCities Transit and
                                                                            will improve access,
                                                                            mobility and transit
                                                                            service for residents of
                                                                            Kelso and Longview.
WA..................  Intercity Transit.....  D2020-BUSC-089.............  Intercity Transit, which          4,956,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            serves Washington State's
                                                                            capital city, Olympia,
                                                                            and neighboring cities
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            complete a bus yard
                                                                            expansion and install its
                                                                            own propane fueling
                                                                            station to support
                                                                            increased transit
                                                                            service. This project is
                                                                            the last element of
                                                                            Intercity Transit's
                                                                            Pattison Street
                                                                            maintenance facility
                                                                            upgrade, a complete
                                                                            overhaul of a well-used
                                                                            facility and restoring it
                                                                            to fully serviceable
                                                                            conditions to support the
                                                                            next generation of
                                                                            transit services for the
                                                                            Thurston region.
WA..................  Washington State        D2020-BUSC-090.............  Washington State                  3,932,622  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (WSDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding for
                                                                            replacement and expansion
                                                                            vehicles and equipment
                                                                            for four transit agencies
                                                                            providing rural service
                                                                            in Clallam, Grant, Island
                                                                            and Kittitas counties.
                                                                            The new vehicles will
                                                                            improve safety, access
                                                                            and mobility for transit
                                                                            riders in rural
                                                                            Washington.
WI..................  City of Janesville, WI  D2020-BUSC-091.............  The City of Janesville              800,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new low floor,
                                                                            accessible transit buses
                                                                            to replace aging buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            clean diesel buses will
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for those
                                                                            who travel by transit
                                                                            throughout the city.
WI..................  City of Madison.......  D2020-BUSC-092.............  The City of Madison will          7,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase several local
                                                                            buildings to use for bus
                                                                            storage and maintenance.
                                                                            The project will relieve
                                                                            crowding at the city's
                                                                            current storage and
                                                                            maintenance facility,
                                                                            allow for future fleet
                                                                            and service expansions
                                                                            and enable the city to
                                                                            meet growing demand for
                                                                            transit.

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WI..................  Wisconsin Department    D2020-BUSC-093.............  The Wisconsin Department            838,400  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation
                                                                            (WisDOT) will receive
                                                                            funding to replace
                                                                            transit vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will allow rural
                                                                            transit providers in the
                                                                            state to improve the
                                                                            state of good repair of
                                                                            their fleets, reduce
                                                                            operating and maintenance
                                                                            expenses, enhance safety
                                                                            and increase service
                                                                            reliability.
WV..................  Eastern Panhandle       D2020-BUSC-094/D2020-BUSC-   The Eastern Panhandle             6,080,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority       095.                         Transit Authority (EPTA)
                       (EPTA).                                              will receive funding to
                                                                            design and construct a
                                                                            new maintenance facility
                                                                            that will replace an
                                                                            older facility. The new
                                                                            facility will help
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            throughout Berkeley and
                                                                            Jefferson Counties.
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    Total...........  ......................  ...........................  ..........................      423,329,839  ................................
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