The triennial review is one of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) management tools for examining grantee performance and adherence to current FTA requirements and policies. Mandated by Congress in 1982, the triennial review occurs once every three years. It examines how recipients of Urbanized Area Formula Program funds meet statutory and administrative requirements, especially those that are included in the Annual Certifications and Assurances that grantees submit. The review currently examines 23 areas. In addition to helping evaluate grantees, the review gives FTA an opportunity to provide technical assistance on the latest FTA requirements and aids FTA in reporting to the Secretary, Congress, other oversight agencies, and the transit community on the Urbanized Area Formula Program.
To assist grantees in preparing for the triennial review, FTA conducts workshops, provides training materials, procedural guides, and other supporting materials. One useful resource or guide for grantees can be found in the 2012 Triennial Review Workshop Workbook and other documents shown below.
Current Triennial Review Activities: