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FTA Fiscal Year 2021 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information
Document Number: 2021-15576
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides priorities for programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, announces Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Rescue Plan Act, and full-year apportionments and allocations for grant programs, provides contract authority, and describes plans for several competitive programs.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2021-15575
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by FRA and FTA regarding the Hudson Tunnel Project (Project). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Request for Information Concerning the Capital Investment Grants Program
Document Number: 2021-15079
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration is seeking suggestions from all transit stakeholders (transit authorities, planning officials, States, cities, the private sector, and the public) on improvements that could be made to the evaluation process for projects seeking funding from the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. Specifically, FTA seeks input on evaluation measures and data sources that can better capture the benefits and costs of transit and how the CIG program can facilitate outcomes that maximize those benefits.
Request for Information on Transit Safety Concerns
Document Number: 2021-15078
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is responsible for administering a Public Transportation Safety Program (Safety Program) to improve the safety performance of the Nation's transit systems. FTA adopted the principles and methods of Safety Management System (SMS) as the foundation of the Safety Program. FTA uses SMS processes and activities to proactively identify and address safety risk at the industry level. Through this Request for Information (RFI), FTA solicits input from the public regarding information and data to identify transit safety concerns that FTA should evaluate for potential action at the Federal level.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Areas of Persistent Poverty Program
Document Number: 2021-13980
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-13352
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the extension of a currently approved information collection, previously initiated as a request for emergency OMB approval. The FTA is collecting this information to inform FTA actions to support the transit industry's COVID-19 recovery efforts. The information collection requirements describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility
Document Number: 2021-12584
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government (the Government) if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) has requested FTA approval to transfer the Union Station property (Property) to the City of Oklahoma City (City) if no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. The 2.75-acre Property is located within the City of Oklahoma City at 300 SW 7th Street, Oklahoma City, OK.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2021-11841
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement Project, City of New York, New York County, New York
Document Number: 2021-11729
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential benefits and impacts of the PANYNJ proposal (the Proposed Project) to construct a new Bus Terminal and associated infrastructure (the Replacement Facility) in Midtown Manhattan in the City of New York, New York. The Proposed Project to be evaluated in the EIS includes both the Replacement Facility, and four private, high-rise buildings (three commercial and one mixed-use retail/residential) to be built on PANYNJ property consistent with present as-of-right zoning. The Replacement Facility is necessary because the existing Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) has significant capacity and operational constraints, is aging and obsolete, and cannot meet forecasted increases in bus service demand. FTA, in coordination with PANYNJ, will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), and, as appropriate, the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and City of New York's City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR). This Notice of Intent (NOI) initiates public scoping for the EIS, and provides information on the Proposed Project, the Project's purpose and need, and the alternatives being considered for evaluation in the EIS. This NOI invites public comments on environmental impacts that may be associated with the Proposed Project and alternatives. Interested members of the public, tribes, and agencies are invited to submit comments on the proposed scope of the EIS, PANYNJ's purpose and need, the identification of alternatives to be considered, the environmental benefits and impacts to be evaluated, and any other project-related issues or analyses. In consideration of the Federal Government's COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated March 13, 2020, FTA has determined that virtual public meetings and hearings are a permissible and useful tool to provide for public involvement in the NEPA process.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2021-11197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $10 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, 49 U.S.C. 5311, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Capital Metro Blue Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2021-10866
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Blue Line Project (the Project) in Austin, Texas. The Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 8.2 miles from Republic Square in downtown Austin to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). FTA has determined that the Project is sufficiently developed to allow for meaningful public comment and requires an EIS.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Capital Metro Orange Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2021-10865
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Orange Line Project (the Project) in Austin, Texas. The Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 20 miles from the Tech Ridge Park & Ride on the northern end of the corridor, through downtown Austin, to just north of Slaughter Lane on the southern end of the corridor. FTA has determined that the Project is sufficiently developed to allow for meaningful public comment and requires an EIS.
Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-10797
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing an initiative to permit FTA recipients and subrecipients to utilize geographic, economic, or other hiring preferences on FTA-funded construction projects. This initiative will be carried out as a pilot program for a period of four years (unless extended) under authority provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the Federal grants management regulation, and a recent Office of Management and Budget Memorandum (March 19, 2021). The purpose of this pilot program is to provide flexibility to utilize hiring preferences to promote equitable creation of employment opportunities and workforce development activities, particularly for economically or socially disadvantaged workers, while evaluating the impact of such preferences on full and open competition and project delivery.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2021-10572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-09380
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Clean Fuels Grant Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-09040
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2021-08662
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $10,052,572 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and FY 2021 funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (TOD Pilot Program) (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.500). As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Research Funding Opportunity: Transit Workforce Center (TWC)
Document Number: 2021-07749
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and 2021 Technical Assistance and Workforce Development funds to establish a Transit Workforce Center (TWC) that supports public transit agencies' workforce development needs for all modes of public transit across urban, tribal, and rural entities. The overarching mission of this new center is to assist public transit agencies to recruit, hire, train, and retain the diverse workforce needed now and in the future.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-06374
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Survey of FTA Stakeholders.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2021-04700
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles, California. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-04598
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review for an emergency approval of a new, mandatory information collection. The FTA requests OMB approve this collection within 15 days. The FTA is collecting this information to inform FTA actions to support the transit industry's COVID-19 recovery efforts. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-03180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $180 million in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program) (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.526). As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for the purchase or lease of low or noemission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-29252
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2021, so that grant recipients and sub-recipients affected by a national or regional emergency or disaster may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements.
Adoption of the Federal Highway Administration's Nationwide Section 4(f) Net Benefit and Historic Bridges Programmatic Evaluations
Document Number: 2020-26968
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
FRA and FTA (together ``the Agencies'') are jointly issuing this notice to adopt the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) nationwide programmatic Section 4(f) evaluations for certain transportation projects having a net benefit to Section 4(f) properties (Nationwide Net Benefit Programmatic Evaluation) and for certain transportation projects that use historic bridges (Nationwide Historic Bridges Programmatic Evaluation). These nationwide Section 4(f) programmatic evaluations would provide the Agencies with an alternative to the individual Section 4(f) evaluation process for demonstrating compliance with Section 4(f) requirements, as applicable. For proposed projects that do not meet the criteria for Section 4(f) exceptions or the criteria contained in the Applicability sections of the programmatic evaluations, the Agencies will prepare an individual evaluation or make a de minimis impact determination.
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations
Document Number: 2020-25906
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the calendar year 2021 drug and alcohol random testing rates for employers subject to 49 CFR part 655. The minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent, and the random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-23782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Expansion of Light Rail Transit Service From Glassboro, NJ to Camden, NJ
Document Number: 2020-22949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA in cooperation with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed public transportation improvement project in Camden County, New Jersey is being rescinded.
Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-22316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has had a significant impact on transit operations. During a series of FTA listening sessions held over the last three months, transit agencies asked FTA to support research to identify solutions to address the operational challenges that they are facing as a result of COVID- 19. In response, FTA makes available through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) funding to support research demonstration grants to public transit agencies to develop, deploy, and demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the operational efficiency of transit agencies, as well as enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the COVID- 19 public health emergency. Demonstration grants under this NOFO are authorized under FTA's Public Transportation Innovation Program (49 U.S.C. 5312). Eligible projects will demonstrate innovative solutions to improve the operational efficiencies of transit systems and enhance mobility for their communities in four major areas: (1) Vehicle, facility, equipment and infrastructure cleaning and disinfection; (2) exposure mitigation measures; (3) innovative mobility such as contactless payments; and (4) measures that strengthen public confidence in transit services. The total funding available for awards under this NOFO is $10,000,000. FTA may supplement this amount if additional funding becomes available.
Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2020-21473
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $6.22 million of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #20.500). FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections. As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects.
Project Management Oversight
Document Number: 2020-18819
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FTA regulations implementing project management oversight. FTA is modifying the regulation to make it consistent with statutory changes and to modify the scope and applicability of project management oversight.
Early Scoping Notice for Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Proposed LYNX Silver Line Project in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, North Carolina
Document Number: 2020-19069
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) issue this early scoping notice to advise other agencies and the public that they intend to explore, through the early scoping process of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), proposed light rail transit in the West and Southeast Corridors, now known as the proposed LYNX Silver Line Project (SLP).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-18331
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Announcement of Fiscal Year 2020 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections
Document Number: 2020-17970
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $463,848,929 to projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Bus and Bus Facilities Program) and provides administrative guidance on project implementation.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-17778
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Notice of Issuance of Final Circular: Guidance on Joint Development
Document Number: 2020-17777
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its website guidance in the form of FTA Circular 7050.1B, FTA Guidance on Joint Development. The purpose of the final Circular is to increase flexibility for project sponsors to pursue joint development projects, reduce FTA oversight of joint development agreements negotiated between project sponsors and their partners, streamline FTA's project eligibility review process, and clarify prior guidance in FTA Circular 7050.1A.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-17776
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility
Document Number: 2020-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) intends to transfer the land portions of 20 parcels (Subject Properties) to the Seattle Office of Housing. Federal public transportation law delegated to the Federal Transit Administrator permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government (the Government) if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use.
Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Grants for Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery
Document Number: 2020-16342
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for a total of $225 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, FY 2019, FY 2017 and FY 2016 funds under the Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program (EPD Pilot Program) authorized by Section 3005(b) of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The EPD Pilot Program is aimed at expediting delivery of new fixed guideway capital projects, small starts projects, or core capacity improvement projects. These projects must utilize public-private partnerships, be operated and maintained by employees of an existing public transportation provider, and have a Federal share not exceeding 25 percent of the project cost. The FAST Act specifies that not more than eight projects can be awarded grants under the EPD Pilot Program. FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the EPD Pilot Program.
National Transit Database Reporting Changes and Clarifications AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Transportation (DOT).
Document Number: 2020-15906
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice responds to comments received and finalizes proposed changes and clarifications to the National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2019 (ID: FTA-2018-0010).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-14745
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection:
FTA Fiscal Year 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Supplemental Apportionments, Allocations, Program Information and Guidance
Document Number: 2020-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides program information and guidance for implementation of the supplemental fiscal year (FY) 2020 apportionments and allocations appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2020-12747
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety
Document Number: 2020-12699
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS).
FTA Fiscal Year 2020 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information
Document Number: 2020-11946
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides priorities for programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, announces the full-year apportionments and allocations for grant programs, provides contract authority, and describes plans for several competitive programs.
Solicitation of Proposals for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Document Number: 2020-11846
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under FTA's Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program, to select an entity to administer the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). The NADTC will carry out activities to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers, with a focus on effectively leveraging the program funds of the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula grants and other transit investments. The NADTC provides effective solutions that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the country by helping systems remove barriers to transportation services and expanding community transportation mobility options. The FTA intends to fund the NADTC up to $1,900,000, for the first year, subject to availability of funds. The FTA may extend funding for this center for up to five (5) years; however, subsequent funding will depend upon: (1) Future authorizations and appropriations; (2) decisions and program priorities established by the Secretary of Transportation related to the implementation of provisions set forth in 49 U.S.C. 5314; and (3) annual performance reviews.
Competitive Research Funding Opportunity: FTA's Public Transportation Innovation Program
Document Number: 2020-11129
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $1.25 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Public Transportation Innovation Program funds to demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies and designs to improve the state of good repair for transit agencies. Public transit is an essential and integral part of America's transportation infrastructure. When transit assets are not in a state of good repair, the consequences include increased safety risks, decreased system reliability, higher maintenance costs, and lower system performance. The Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Infrastructure strategic goal, and the strategic objective of life cycle and preventive maintenance to field asset management planning and innovative maintenance strategies to keep public transit assets in a state of good repair. This demonstration program will fund innovative approaches to eliminate or mitigate known infrastructure deficiencies in public transportation via innovative technologies and designs. FTA is seeking applications for demonstration projects that deploy cutting edge technologies to provide real-time condition assessment of transit infrastructure and rolling stock conditions. An eligible lead applicant under this notice must be an existing FTA grant recipient and eligible project partners and sub-recipients under this program may include, but are not limited to, providers of public transportation; State and local governmental entities; departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government, including Federal laboratories; private or non-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and technical and community colleges. This notice solicits competitive proposals addressing priorities established by FTA for these research areas, provides instructions for submitting proposals, and describes criteria FTA will use to identify meritorious proposals for funding, and the process to apply for funding. This announcement is also available on the FTA website at: https://www.transit.dot.gov/grants. A synopsis of this funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants website at http:// www.grants.gov. The funding Opportunity ID is FTA-2020-013-TRI-TIR and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number FTA's Public Transportation Innovation Program, (49 U.S.C. 5312) is 20.530.
FY 2020 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2020-11128
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding, for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program). This notice is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 projects. FTA may fund the program for more or less than the full year appropriation, and may include other funding if available from prior fiscal years toward project proposals received in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This announcement is available on the FTA website at: http:// www.transit.dot.gov. Additionally, a synopsis of the funding opportunity, FTA-2020-007-TR, will be posted in the FIND module of GRANTS.GOV at http://www.grants.gov. The program is located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 20.509.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transit Improvements in the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Eastern Portion of Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2020-10918
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project in eastern Los Angeles County, California is being rescinded.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2020-10505
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Selection Announcement and Request for Expressions of Interest To Participate in Pilot Program for Nonprofit Procurements
Document Number: 2020-09964
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA announces the selection of one nonprofit participant and solicits expressions of interest from additional eligible nonprofit entities to participate in the Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements (Pilot Program). The Pilot Program, the establishment of which FTA announced on August 22, 2017, is aimed at increasing innovation, promoting efficiency, and demonstrating the effectiveness of cooperative procurement contracts for rolling stock and related equipment administered by eligible nonprofit entities.