FTA Circulars


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FTA issues guidance, often in the form of circulars, to provide grantees with direction on program specific issues and statutory requirements. We are in the process of preparing new interim program guidance and new and updated circulars under MAP-21. Please continue to consult our existing circulars, which will remain a resource for program guidance in most areas.

To submit comments, questions or complaints regarding existing Circulars, please contact Bonnie Graves, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel. Please reference the specific circular you want to discuss in your e-mail. Comments on proposed circulars can be submitted at www.regulations.gov.


Circular Topic Date Title
 C 9040.1G   Capital Facilities and Formula Grant Program   10-24-14  Formula Grants for Rural Areas: Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 7050.1   Joint Development   08-25-14  Federal Transit Administration Guidance on Joint Development
 C 9070.1G   Capital Facilities and Formula Grant Programs   06-06-14  Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 9030.1E   Urbanized Area Formula Program   01-16-14  Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 4220.1F   Procurement   03-13-13  Third Party Contracting Guidance
 C 4702.1B   Civil Rights   10-01-12  Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients
 C 5010.1D   Grants Management - General   08-27-12  Grant Management Requirements
 C 4703.1   Environmental Review/Civil Rights   08-15-12  Environmental Justice Policy Guidance For Federal Transit Administration Recipients
 C 9300.1B   Capital Facilities and Formula Grant Programs   11-01-08  Capital Investment Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 8100.1C   Planning   09-01-08  Program Guidance for Metropolitan Planning and State Planning and Research Program Grants
 C 5800.1   Safety and Security for Major Capital Projects    08-01-07  Safety and Security Management Guidance for Major Capital Projects
 C 9050.1   Formula Grant & Direct Apportionment Programs    05-01-07  The Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 9045.1   Formula Grant Programs   05-01-07  New Freedom Program Guidance and Application Instructions
 C 5200.1A   Grants Management - General   12-05-02  Full-Funding Grant Agreements Guidance
 C 7008.1A   Policy and Program Development   01-30-02  Financial Capacity Policy
 C 7020.1   Policy and Program Development   04-26-90  Cross-Border Leasing Guidelines
 C 4704.1   Civil Rights   07-26-88  Equal Employment Opportunity Program Guidelines for Grant Recipients
 C 4715.1A   Civil Rights   07-26-88  Human Resource Programs (Section 20) Application and Project Management Guidelines
 C 2710.2A   Accounting   07-22-88  Sampling Procedures for Obtaining Demand-Responsive Bus System Operating Data Required Under the Section 15 Reporting System
 C 2710.4A   Accounting   07-22-88  Revenue Based Sampling Procedures for Obtaining Fixed-Route Bus Operating Data Required Under the Section 15 Reporting System
 C 2710.1A   Accounting   07-18-88  Sampling Procedures for Obtaining Fixed-Route Bus Operating Data Required Under the Section 15 Reporting System
 C 2710.6   Accounting   07-01-88  Section 15 Accounting and Reporting Release Number 1
 C 2710.7   Accounting   07-01-88  Section 15 Accounting and Reporting Release Number 2
 C 9500.1   Capital Facilities and Formula Grant Programs   03-30-84  Intergovernmental Review of FTA Planning, Capital and Operating Programs and Activities

To receive copies of circulars in special readability formats, or circulars not shown above, please contact the FTA Office of Management Planning, TAD-10, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, E44-404 - East Building Washington, DC 20590; or call the FTA’s Administrative Services Help Desk, 202-366-4865.