Alternatives Analysis Program: Solicitation of Project Proposals

Date Posted: 3/12/2012

Closing Date: 4/19/2012

Program: Alternatives Analysis

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2012-008-TPE-AA

Opportunity Announcement Text:

Opportunity Announcement PDF:


3/12/2012. Solicitation of Project Proposals: Alternatives Analysis Program (Text) (PDF) Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2012-008-TPE-AA. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, April 19, 2012.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will make available approximately $25 million from its FY 2012 Section 5339 Alternatives Analysis program. FTA will distribute these funds in accordance with the mission of this program, consistent with the eligibility requirements of this program, and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) livability efforts. The funds are available to conduct a new alternatives analysis or to support additional technical tasks in an on-going alternatives analysis that will improve and expand the information available to decision-makers considering major transit improvements.

Eligible Applicants

Section 5339 authorizes FTA to award grants to States, authorities of the States, metropolitan planning organizations, and local governmental authorities to develop alternatives analyses as defined by Section 5309(a)(1).

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424

All applicants must complete the supplemental form (PDF) and attach it to their submission in See attached instructions for searching and attaching forms in


An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

For Further Information Contact

Kenneth Cervenka, Office of Planning and Environment, (202) 493-0512, email: