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Award Management Requirements Circular (C 5010.1) Proposed Updates
Document Number: 2024-03044
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking public comment on proposed updates to FTA's Award Management Requirements circular (C 5010.1). The proposed updates combine requirements applicable to all FTA financial assistance awards (referred to as ``cross-cutting'' requirements) and, when final, will supersede parts of three separate FTA circulars (the proposed ``Grant Programs for Urbanized Areas'', ``Formula Grants for Rural Areas'' (C 9040.1G), and ``Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities'' (C 9070.1G)). The proposed updates also reflect changes made by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act; the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)); the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; and other updates to FTA policies and procedures.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project-METRORapid University Corridor Project, Houston, Harris County, Texas
Document Number: 2024-02778
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding the METRORapid University Corridor Project, Houston, Harris County, Texas. The purpose of this notice is to publicly announce FTA's environmental decisions on the subject project, and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
FY 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program
Document Number: 2024-02246
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $1.10 billion in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program) (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.526) and approximately $390 million in competitive grants under the FY 2024 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Buses and Bus Facilities Program) (Federal Assistance Listing 20.526), subject to availability of appropriated funding.
Notice of Availability: Joint Development Circular C 7050.1C and Response to Comments
Document Number: 2024-01919
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing a new Circular 7050.1C to address joint development projects using FTA funds or FTA-funded property. The purpose of these changes is to incorporate changes made by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), implemented as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, that amended the definition of a ``capital project.''
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Charter Service Operations
Document Number: 2024-01794
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-30
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 for the Charter Service Operations.
Notice To Renew the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety Charter
Document Number: 2024-01274
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the renewal of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) charter. The current TRACS charter expires on February 2, 2024. The U.S. Department of Transportation and FTA are committed to ensuring the safety of the Nation's public transportation systems and reducing the safety risk to both riders and transit workers. The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) has determined that renewing TRACS is necessary and in the public interest.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Austin Light Rail Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2024-00963
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Austin Transit Partnership (ATP), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency (collectively, the Agencies), issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Phase 1 of the Austin Light Rail Project (the Project) in Austin, Texas (City) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Project is a proposed 9.8-mile light rail transit (LRT) branched line, including 15 stations, from points north, south, and east of downtown Austin, as well as an operations and maintenance facility (OMF), maintenance of way (MOW) shops, and associated LRT equipment storage functions. FTA has determined that the Project is sufficiently developed to allow for meaningful public comment and requires an EIS.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2024
Document Number: 2024-00026
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2024, so grantees and subgrantees affected by a national or regional emergency or disaster may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements.
State Safety Oversight
Document Number: 2023-28155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding FTA's State Safety Oversight program, which was published on November 15, 2023, with the original comment period closing on January 16, 2024.
Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management
Document Number: 2023-28154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding transit worker hours of service and fatigue risk management, published on October 30, 2023, with the original comment period closing on December 29, 2023. The extension is based on concerns from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that the comment period did not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments to the ANPRM due to two Federal holidays and the closure of many offices between Christmas and New Year's Day. FTA recognizes that others interested in commenting may have similar concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended.
Proposed General Directive 24-1: Required Actions Regarding Assaults on Transit Workers
Document Number: 2023-28002
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-20
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is proposing a General Directive to address the significant and continuing national- level safety risk related to assaults on transit workers. The General Directive would require each transit agency subject to FTA's Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation to conduct a safety risk assessment, identify safety risk mitigations or strategies, and provide information to FTA on how it is assessing, mitigating, and monitoring the safety risk associated with assaults on transit workers. As required by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, each transit agency serving a large urbanized area must involve the joint labor-management Safety Committee when identifying safety risk mitigations.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Public Transportation Safety Program
Document Number: 2023-27075
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-11
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 for the Public Transportation Safety Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: FTA Program Evaluation for Processes and Outcomes
Document Number: 2023-26839
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-07
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 a new information collection titled: FTA Program Evaluation for Processes and Outcomes.
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations
Document Number: 2023-26347
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the calendar year 2024 drug and alcohol random testing rates for specific recipients of FTA financial assistance. The minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent, and the random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent.
Fiscal Year 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: All Stations Accessibility Program
Document Number: 2023-26346
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $343 million in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2024 All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP).
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Capital Metro Blue Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2023-26026
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), Austin Transit Partnership (ATP), and the City of Austin (the City), is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Blue Line light rail transit (LRT) project as part of Project Connect in Austin, Texas is rescinded.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Capital Metro Orange Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2023-26024
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), Austin Transit Partnership (ATP), and the City of Austin (the City), is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Orange Line light rail transit (LRT) project as part of Project Connect in Austin, Texas is rescinded.
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Title VI as It Applies to FTA Grant Programs
Document Number: 2023-25415
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Pre-Award, Post Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America
Document Number: 2023-25414
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Metropolitan and Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning
Document Number: 2023-25413
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-17
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.
State Safety Oversight
Document Number: 2023-25186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is proposing revisions to the State Safety Oversight (SSO) regulation to implement new requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)), remove outdated references, and simplify notification requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Charter Service Operations
Document Number: 2023-25184
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
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: Charter Service Operations.
Fiscal Year 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2023-25181
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $4.7 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding under the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program. This funding opportunity seeks to improve coordination to enhance access and mobility to vital community services for older adults, people with disabilities, and people of low income. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively as grants to finance innovative mobility management capital projects that will improve the coordination of transportation services and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services. An additional $4.8 million is authorized for FY 2024 and FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety
Document Number: 2023-25090
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS).
Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management Virtual Listening Session
Document Number: 2023-25052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold a virtual public listening session concerning the topics of hours of service and fatigue risk management for transit workers on December 5, 2023. On October 30, 2023, FTA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public input on those topics. The virtual listening session will allow all interested persons an opportunity to present comments, views, and relevant research on those topics in addition to providing written comments to the docket. A transcript will be placed in the rulemaking docket for public inspection.
Interim Asset Disposition Guidance
Document Number: 2023-23946
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby establishes Interim Guidance to provide clarity on an asset disposition option under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. Under the new provision, FTA may authorize the transfer of real property acquired or improved with Federal assistance, but no longer needed for the originally authorized purpose, to a local governmental authority, nonprofit organization, or other third-party entity if certain statutory criteria are met.
Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management
Document Number: 2023-23916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-10-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is considering proposing minimum safety standards to provide protections for transit workers to obtain adequate rest thereby reducing the risk of fatigue- related safety incidents. FTA seeks public input in two areas: hours of service; and fatigue risk management programs. FTA seeks information to understand better current industry practices, priorities, requirements, and the costs and benefits of Federal requirements. The information received in response to this ANPRM will assist FTA as it considers potential regulatory requirements.
Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program
Document Number: 2023-23515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-10-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is proposing changes to requirements for the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), established new requirements for FTA's Public Transportation Safety Program that relate to PTSCTP requirements. The proposed revisions would streamline the PTSCTP communication process and clarify voluntary PTSCTP participation and refresher training requirements. FTA seeks comments from project sponsors, the transit industry, unions, other stakeholders, and the public on the proposed changes to the regulation.
FY 2022 and 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems Program
Document Number: 2023-22521
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to competitively apply for $5,093,000 under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and 2023 Public Transportation Innovation Program to serve as the Program Lead for the Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (``ADCMS'') program.
FY 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program
Document Number: 2023-22419
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $196,906,663 in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program (Rail Vehicle Replacement Program). As required by Federal public transportation law, Rail Vehicle Replacement Program funds will be allocated competitively to assist in the funding of capital projects to replace rail rolling stock. FTA may allocate additional funding made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management Listening Session; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-21120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces that it will host a listening session concerning the topics of hours of service and fatigue risk management programs for transit workers. The listening session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on those topics. All comments will be summarized and placed in the rulemaking docket for FTA's consideration.
Notice of Availability of Programmatic Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transit Projects; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2023-20745
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of and requests comments on a Programmatic Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit Projects.
Safety Advisory 23-1 Bus-to-Person Collisions
Document Number: 2023-20259
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing Safety Advisory 23-1 to encourage agencies that provide bus service to consider mitigation strategies to reduce bus-to-person collisions. This safety advisory provides guidance on identifying specific hazards that may cause or contribute to bus-to-person collisions, completing a safety risk assessment, and developing mitigations to address the assessed safety risks for transit agencies. FTA's Safety Advisory 23-1 ``Bus-to-Person Collisions'' is available on the agency's public website (https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/safety/ fta-safety-advisories).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Title VI as It Applies to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant Programs
Document Number: 2023-20135
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-18
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: Title VI as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Metropolitan and Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning
Document Number: 2023-20134
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-18
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: Metropolitan and Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Pre-Award, Post Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America
Document Number: 2023-20133
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-18
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: Pre- Award, Post Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project-Honolulu Rail Transit Project Modifications
Document Number: 2023-18859
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, City of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. The purpose of this notice is to publicly announce FTA's environmental decisions on the subject project, and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Rescinding Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration of Rail Service in the Northern Branch Corridor, Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey
Document Number: 2023-18485
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, in cooperation with the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), is issuing this Notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the 2007 Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a previous proposal for the Restoration of Rail Service in the Northern Branch Corridor Project from North Bergen to Englewood in Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Urbanized Area Formula Program
Document Number: 2023-17913
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: New Freedom Program
Document Number: 2023-17911
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project
Document Number: 2023-17742
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and Metropolitan Council (Council), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the METRO Blue Line Extension light rail transit (LRT) project (Project) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Project would extend the Blue Line LRT approximately 13.5 miles from Target Field in downtown Minneapolis to the northwest, serving north Minneapolis and the suburbs of Robbinsdale, Crystal, and culminating in Brooklyn Park.
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2023-17500
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks comments on how the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Tribal Transit competitive program and technical assistance to Tribes is administered. This notice also introduces FTA's consultation process and schedule for implementation.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects-East Campus Expansion Project, Metra UP North Rebuild: Fullerton to Addison Project and Silver Line Project
Document Number: 2023-17495
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding the three projects: East Campus Expansion Project, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; Metra UP North Rebuild: Fullerton to Addison Project, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; and Silver Line Project, Tarrant, Dallas and Collin Counties, Texas. The purpose of this notice is to publicly announce FTA's environmental decisions on the subject projects, and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2023-16894
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $13,460,978 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and FY 2023 funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (TOD Pilot Program). As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning or site- specific planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the TOD Pilot Program prior to the announcement of project selections.
FY 2023 Emergency Relief Grants for Public Transportation Systems Affected by Major Declared Disasters in Calendar Years 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2022
Document Number: 2023-16416
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is re-opening the application period for grants under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Emergency Relief Program) for States, Territories, local government authorities, Indian Tribes, and other FTA recipients affected by major declared disasters for 90 days.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Operations and Maintenance Facility South Project, King County, Washington
Document Number: 2023-15251
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, intend to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate the benefits and impacts of the proposed Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) South project in King County, Washington.
Grant Programs for Urbanized Areas: Program Guidance and Application Instructions, Proposed Circular
Document Number: 2023-14793
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking public comment on a new, consolidated circular entitled, ``Grant Programs for Urbanized Areas: Program Guidance and Application Instructions'' which consolidates and replaces the circulars for the Urbanized Area Formula Grants Program, the State of Good Repair Grants Program, and the Urbanized Area formula component of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The update and consolidation of the circulars incorporate provisions from the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act; the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL); the Uniform Administrative Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities; and current FTA policies and procedures.
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2023-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-06
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 a new information collection: Public Transportation Safety Program.
Announcement of Fiscal Year 2023 Low or No Emission Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program and Project Selections
Document Number: 2023-14193
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the award of a total of $1,689,864,104, including $1,216,941,397 to projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No) and $472,922,707 to projects under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Buses and Bus Facilities Program) and provides administrative guidance on project implementation.
Bus Compartment Redesign and Bus of the Future Initiatives; Meeting
Document Number: 2023-12976
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold a virtual listening session concerning FTA's Bus Compartment Redesign and Bus of the Future initiatives. This meeting will be a forum for stakeholders to give feedback on key issues, including operator safety, passenger safety, accessibility, bus component safety, reduction of bus customization, and emerging technologies related to transit vehicles. This online meeting is open to the public.
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