FTA Update: Bus Safety Webinars and NEW Competitive Opportunity: USDOT RAISE Grants

USDOT RAISE Program Funding Opportunity – Solicitation for Project Proposals: The RAISE program, formerly known as BUILD (and before that as TIGER) supports major surface transportation capital and planning projects, including rail, transit, highway, and port infrastructure in urban and rural areas nationwide. Total Funding Available: $1 Billion Funding per project: Maximum: $25 million.  Minimum…

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New FTA Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19 Now Available

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal partners to provide guidance to the public transportation industry in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, FTA posted three new and revised two existing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19 on its website that cover administrative relief and…

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Register Now for FTA’s COVID-19 Recovery Listening Session on Innovations in Restoring Passenger Confidence and Managing COVID-19 Operational Considerations

FTA is hosting a series of listening sessions to support peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing on how the transit industry is recovering from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The next listening session on Thursday, October 29, 2020, will focus on transit industry innovations that restore ridership, support COVID-19 operations, and rebuild confidence in public transportation…

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USDOT Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program Launches October 1, 2020

USDOT Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program Launches October 1, 2020 The USDOT Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) provides federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations with greater control, flexibility, and decision-making authority over federal funds used to carry out Tribal transportation programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) in Tribal communities. The TTSGP also affords Tribes and Tribal…

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Sources of Products to Help Transit Industry

FTA has worked with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) to develop a list of sources of products available to help the transit industry respond to and recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The COVID-19 Recovery Vendor List for Public Transportation provides links to…

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ROUTES Applicant Toolkit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Key Resource for Rural Communities Monday, July 27, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the Applicant Toolkit (Toolkit) for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is the latest effort by…

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Webinar: Leveraging Transit Asset Management Data and the Metropolitan Planning Process to Improve Transit System Performance (July 20)

On Monday, July 20 at 2:00 pm ET, FTA, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) and the American Public Transit Association (APTA) will host a webinar on how to leverage transit asset management data and the metropolitan planning process to improve transit system reliability and performance. Please register in advance. The webinar and panel discussion…

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CCAM Federal Fund Braiding Guide

The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) recently published a CCAM Federal Fund Braiding Guide. Federal fund braiding for local match, also referred to as federal fund braiding, allows grant recipients to use funds from one federal program to meet the match requirements of another. Section 200.306(b) of Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, prohibits…

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2020 5311 Tribal Transit Program Competitive Applications

NEW:  2020 5311 Tribal Transit Program Competitive Applications: The Tribal Transit Program funds a broad range of public transportation projects serving Tribal communities. Total Funding Available: $5 million Funding per project: There is a $25,000 cap on planning projects.  FTA has not yet set a maximum or minimum grant award amount for other projects. Eligible…

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