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80 FR 52360 - Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects [PDF 83 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Friday, August 28, 2015.
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in the Cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood, WA; New Orleans, LA; Tacoma, WA; and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims...... More Information
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80 FR 52081 - Notice of Buy America Waiver for Track Turnout Component [PDF 89 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Buy America Waiver. Thursday, August 27, 2015.
In response to a Buy America waiver request from the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), a subsidiary of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements for the movable point frog component of one track turnout that LIRR needs for Stage 1.1 of its Jamaica Station Capacity Improvements Project, Phase I...... More Information
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80 FR 52083 - FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information [PDF 104 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Thursday, August 27, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) annually publishes one or more notices to apportion funds appropriated by law. This notice is the third notice which announces the remaining apportionment for programs funded with fiscal year (FY) 2015 contract... More Information
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80 FR 50920 - Notice of a Buy America Waiver for Replacement Gondola Components [PDF 81 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of a Buy America waiver. Friday, August 21, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) received a Buy America waiver request from the Colorado Department of Transportation on behalf of the Town of Mountain Village for replacement parts for a gondola rehabilitation project. A non-availability waiver is needed because Mountain Village intends to rehabilitate the gondola system with FTA funding and the replacement parts do not comply with Buy...... More Information
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80 FR 48954 - Notice of Buy America Waiver for a Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC System [PDF 76 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Buy America waiver. Friday, August 14, 2015.
In response to the City of Kansas City, Missouri's request for a Buy America waiver for a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements for the VRF HVAC system to be installed at the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) associated with the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Project. This waiver is limited to a single...... More Information
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80 FR 48794 - Public Transportation Safety Program [PDF 143 KB]
Federal Register. Proposed Rules. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); request... RIN 2132-AB22. Friday, August 14, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration seeks public comment on a proposed rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program to strengthen the safety of public transportation systems throughout the United States, based on the principles and practices of Safety Management... More Information
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80 FR 48954 - Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery [PDF 104 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice: Extension of application deadline Friday, August 14, 2015.
Pursuant to Section 20008 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141, FTA published a Notice for Expressions of Interest (EI) for proposals for the Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery on July 7, 2015. Due to a technical issue with the electronic mail address that has been resolved, FTA is extending the application submission deadline announced...... More Information
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80 FR 46514 - Notice of Availability of Final Interim Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grant Program [PDF 129 KB]
Federal Register. Rules and Regulations. Notice of availability of final interim policy... RIN 2132-ZA03. Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing the availability of final interim policy guidance on the Capital Investment Grant (''CIG'') program. The final interim guidance has been placed both in the docket and on FTA's Web site. In brief, the policy guidance that FTA periodically issues on the CIG program complements the FTA regulations that govern the program. The regulations set...... More Information
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80 FR 46093 - Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grants; Passenger Ferry Grant Program [PDF 121 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA... Monday, August 3, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant program funds in support of the Discretionary Passenger Ferry Grant program. This grant opportunity will be funded using approximately $20 million in FY 2015 Urbanized Area Formula Grants program funds authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public...... More Information
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80 FR 43832 - FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information [PDF 84 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Thursday, July 23, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) annually publishes one or more notices to apportion funds appropriated by law. If less than a full year of funds is available, FTA may publish multiple partial apportionment notices. This notice is the second notice announcing a partial apportionment for programs funded with Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 contract... More Information
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80 FR 43552 - Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for Replacement Gondola Components [PDF 82 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of proposed Buy America waiver and... Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) received a request for a waiver to permit the purchase of replacement gondola components that are non-compliant with Buy America requirements using FTA funding. The request is from the Colorado Department of Transportation on behalf of the Town of Mountain Village for its public transportation gondola system. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(3)(A), FTA...... More Information
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80 FR 43553 - Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for a Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC System [PDF 85 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of proposed Buy America waiver and... Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) received a request for a waiver to permit the purchase of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system that is non-compliant with Buy America requirements using FTA funding. The request is from the City of Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City) for its Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) associated with the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Project. In...... More Information
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80 FR 41140 - Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) [PDF 77 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of meeting. Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on matters...... More Information
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80 FR 38801 - Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery [PDF 81 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Request for Expressions of Interest to... Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces establishment of the Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery (Pilot Program) authorized by Section 20008 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141, July 6, 2012, and solicits expressions of interest to participate. The Pilot Program is aimed at increasing innovation, improving efficiency and...... More Information
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80 FR 38265 - Request for Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Nominations [PDF 103 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice to solicit TRACS nominees. Thursday, July 2, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members for two-year terms on the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The TRACS provides information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) and the FTA Administrator in response to tasks assigned to the committee. The TRACS does not exercise program...... More Information
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80 FR 37043 - Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects [PDF 84 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Monday, June 29, 2015.
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in the Cities of San Rafael and Larkspur, CA, and Moline, IL. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental... More Information
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80 FR 36401 - Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection [PDF 83 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of request for comments. Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
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 revision of the currently approved information collection: Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants--New Starts Section... More Information
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80 FR 36111 - Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail... [PDF 1487 KB]
Federal Register. Proposed Rules. Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). RIN 2132-AB11. Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposes to establish a new pass/fail standard and new aggregated scoring system for buses and modified vans (hereafter referred to as ''bus'' or ''buses'') that are subject to FTA's bus testing program, as mandated by Section 20014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The proposed pass/fail standard and scoring system address...... More Information
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80 FR 35715 - Audits of Subway Tunnel Environments [PDF 82 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of safety advisory. Monday, June 22, 2015.
On June 17, 2015, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued Safety Advisory 15-1 to advise rail fixed guideway public transportation systems (RFGPTS) with subway tunnel environments of forthcoming audits to be conducted by State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) with oversight jurisdiction in the assessment of tunnel ventilation systems, emergency procedures for fire and smoke events,...... More Information
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80 FR 34487 - Buy America Handbook; Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements [PDF 89 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Availability of Proposed Handbook and... Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site proposed guidance, in the form of a handbook, on complying with FTA's Buy America pre-award and post- delivery audit requirements for rolling stock procurements, from the solicitation phase through final acceptance of the rolling stock. This proposed guidance explains and illustrates how to calculate domestic...... More Information
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80 FR 31092 - Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review [PDF 77 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of request for comments. Monday, June 1, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to extend the approval of the following information... More Information
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80 FR 26988 - Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects [PDF 82 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Monday, May 11, 2015.
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Provo City and Orem City, Utah County, UT, and Tarrant County, TX. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental... More Information
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80 FR 20564 - Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program: Guidance and Application Instructions [PDF 122 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of availability of final circular. Thursday, April 16, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, guidance in the form of a circular, to assist recipients in their implementation of the Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program (Bus Program). The purpose of this circular is to provide recipients of FTA financial assistance with instructions and guidance on program administration and the grant...... More Information
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80 FR 19396 - Research, Technical Assistance, and Training Programs: Application Instructions and Program... [PDF 111 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of availability of final circular. Friday, April 10, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, guidance in the form of an updated circular to assist applicants and recipients in implementing research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects, technical assistance projects, standards development projects, and human resources and training projects. The purpose of this circular is to provide FTA...... More Information
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80 FR 18796 - Notice of Availability of Proposed Interim Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grant Program [PDF 119 KB]
Federal Register. Proposed Rules. Notice of availability of proposed interim... RIN 2132-ZA03. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invites public comment on interim policy guidance the agency is proposing for the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program. The proposed interim guidance has been placed in the docket and posted on the FTA Web site. If adopted, this proposed interim policy guidance will complement FTA's regulations that govern the CIG program by providing a deeper level of...... More Information
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80 FR 18699 - Response to Comments on Updates to National Transit Database Annual Information Collection [PDF 93 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Revised NTD Reporting Manual and... Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
This notice provides the Federal Transit Administration's response to comments on proposed changes to the National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting Manual, and provides notice that the final Reporting Manual for the 2014 Report Year is now available. The guidance changes in this notice primarily relate to urbanized area transit... More Information
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80 FR 18496 - Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects [PDF 100 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Monday, April 6, 2015.
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in the Cities of San Bernardino and Redlands, CA, and the Cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove, CA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final...... More Information
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80 FR 18497 - Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazard Emergency; Response and... [PDF 99 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Announcement of Research Program Project... Monday, April 6, 2015.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announces the selection of research projects funded in support of three Notice of Funding Availability, as authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, and prior legislation. Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazard Emergency Response and Recovery Program: The U.S. Department of Transportation's...... More Information
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80 FR 18283 - Special Notice; Correction [PDF 97 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Correction. Friday, April 3, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a 30-Day Notice of Request for Comments in the Federal Register on March 17, 2015 Vol. 80 No. 51 entitled; ''49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database Program.'' The notice contained an incorrect estimated total annual burden on respondents. This document corrects that... More Information
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80 FR 17147 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the GA 400 Transit Initiative... [PDF 113 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an... Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) issue this Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and an evaluation per 49 U.S.C, 303 and 23 CFR 774 (''Section 4(f)'') for the extension of high capacity, rapid transit in the Georgia (GA) 400 corridor in north Fulton County, GA from Dunwoody to Alpharetta. The...... More Information
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80 FR 17137 - Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility [PDF 100 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Intent (NOI) to transfer Federally... Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 U.S.C. 5301, et. seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for...... More Information
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80 FR 16512 - Special Notice; Correction [PDF 78 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Correction. Friday, March 27, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a 30-Day Notice of Request for Comments in the Federal Register on March 17, 2015 entitled; ''49 U.S.C. 5320 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program.'' The notice contained an incorrect estimated total annual burden on respondents. This document corrects that... More Information
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80 FR 14239 - Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations [PDF 102 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of random drug and alcohol testing rates... Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
This notice announces the 2015 random testing rates for employers subject to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) drug and alcohol... More Information
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80 FR 13948 - Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review [PDF 102 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of request for comments. Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information... More Information
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80 FR 13949 - Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection [PDF 83 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of request for comments. Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
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 revision of the currently approved information collection: Job Access and Reverse Commute... More Information
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80 FR 13949 - Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review [PDF 76 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of request for comments. Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information... More Information
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80 FR 13458 - Notice of Availability of Revised Guidance on the Environmental Review Process [PDF 103 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of availability; Request for comments. Friday, March 13, 2015.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announce the availability of its revised Section 139 Environmental Review Process guidance (previously referred to as the SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review Process Final Guidance), which was amended to reflect provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The document provides guidance...... More Information
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80 FR 11001 - State Safety Oversight [PDF 355 KB]
Federal Register. Proposed Rules. Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for... RIN 2132-AB19. Friday, February 27, 2015.
This notice seeks public comment on proposed rules that would transform and strengthen State Safety Oversight (SSO) of rail fixed guideway public transportation systems. FTA will issue a final rule and response to comments following the close of the comment period. Once FTA issues a final rule, the agency will rescind its current... More Information
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80 FR 10619 - Interim Safety Certification Training Program Provisions [PDF 195 KB]
Federal Register. Rules and Regulations. Notice of Final Interim Safety Certification... RIN 2132-ZA02. Friday, February 27, 2015.
This document announces interim safety certification training provisions for Federal and State Safety Oversight Agency personnel and their contractor support who conduct safety audits and examinations of public transportation systems not otherwise regulated by another Federal agency. This document also announces interim safety certification training provisions for public transportation agency...... More Information
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80 FR 8753 - Notice of Buy America Waiver for Track Turnout Components [PDF 81 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Buy America Waiver. Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
In response to a request from the Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR), a subsidiary of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), for a Buy America waiver for track turnout components, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements for LIRR's procurement of the following track turnout components: Schwihag roller assemblies, Schwihag plates,...... More Information
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80 FR 7681 - National Public Transportation/Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance Ladders of... [PDF 78 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of funding opportunity and request for... Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity and Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new National Public Transportation/TOD Technical Assistance Initiative, which supports the Ladders of Opportunity initiative of the President and the Secretary of Transportation by providing technical assistance for transit-oriented development activities around public...... More Information
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80 FR 7253 - FTA Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information [PDF 403 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Monday, February 9, 2015.
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (FY 2015 Appropriations) which provided $11.008 billion in new budget authority including a full fiscal year's funding for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) programs funded from the General Fund of the Treasury, which funds its administrative expenses as well as its Research,...... More Information
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80 FR 6794 - National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) Under FTA's Technical Assistance Program [PDF 102 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice; Request for Proposals (RFP). Friday, February 6, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act's Section 5314 Technical Assistance and Standards Development Program from national non-profit organizations for a cooperative agreement to fund a National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). FTA is releasing this notice of funding availability to promote...... More Information
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80 FR 6170 - Emergency Relief Program: Proposed Guidance [PDF 106 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of Availability of Guidance for FTA's... Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site proposed guidance on FTA's Emergency Relief (ER) Program for states and transit agencies that may be affected by a declared emergency or disaster and that may seek funding under FTA's ER Program. The proposed guidance is contained in the newly revised Reference Manual for States & Transit Agencies on Response...... More Information
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80 FR 4961 - Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2015 [PDF 82 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Thursday, January 29, 2015.
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2015 so that grantees and subgrantees affected by national or regional emergencies may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory... More Information
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80 FR 4620 - National Transit Database: Safety Information Collection [PDF 87 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Final Guidance to the Safety & Security... Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
This notice conveys the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) response to comments received regarding proposed revisions to the Safety & Security Module in the National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting Manual for Safety Information... More Information
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80 FR 4622 - State of Good Repair Grants Program: Final Circular [PDF 97 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice of availability of final circular. Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
FTA has placed guidance in the docket and on its Web site, in the form of a circular, to assist recipients of financial aid under the 49 U.S.C. 5337 State of Good Repair (''SGR'') Grants Program. The circular provides instructions and guidance on program administration and the grant application... More Information
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80 FR 605 - Limitation on Claims Against a Proposed Public Transportation Project [PDF 77 KB]
Federal Register. Notices. Notice. Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in Douglas County, CO. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental... More Information