The Transit Award Management System (TrAMS): FTA’s Next Generation of TEAM

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Since 1998, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded and managed Federal financial assistance for public transportation through its Transit Electronic Award and Management (TEAM) system. As of January 2014, FTA is now preparing to deploy a successor to TEAM called the Transit Award Management System, or TrAMS.

Update on the Transit Award and Management System (TRAMS) Deployment Timeline

Since 1998, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded and managed Federal financial assistance for public transportation through its Transit Electronic Award and Management (TEAM) system. FTA is now preparing to deploy a successor to TEAM called the Transit Award Management System, or TrAMS.

FTA plans to continue to use TEAM from October 2014 through early March 2015. We anticipate that we will shut down TEAM for grant making March 1st in order to transition to TrAMS and anticipate deploying TrAMS for grant making in April 2015.

TrAMS, by design, collects and presents information contained in new grant applications differently than TEAM, which will make it difficult to migrate applications that have not yet been awarded by the time TEAM shuts down for grant making into the new system. FTA will make a concerted effort to award all pending grant applications prior to the shut-down date. However, recipients should be aware that grant applications must be in submitted status in TEAM by January 1, 2015 so that FTA has adequate time to award the grant in TEAM by early March and migrate the information into TrAMS. FTA cannot guarantee that applications not awarded in TEAM by March 1 will be migrated into TrAMS. If an application is not migrated into the new system, the recipient will need to re-create their application in TrAMS once it is deployed.

In addition to hands-on trainings currently underway, FTA will be offering additional trainings via webinar prior to and after TrAMS deployment. A training schedule is forthcoming, so please sign up for alerts now to be notified once a training schedule has been posted. You can sign up for email updates on this topic by using this link.  

Key Features of TrAMS


Last updated: 10/31/2014