Fiscal Year 2016: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) ? Bus purchase.
.City of Clemson dba Clemson Area Transit (SC) ? Zero emission electric buses
Iowa DOT (IA) - Rural vehicle purchase.
Fiscal Year 2017: The same types of funded projects are expected in FY 2017.
Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Harris County, Metropolitan Transit Authority Of||$ 7,317,848||   ||2019-08-06||2030-08-31|
|Jefferson, Parish Of||$ 4,590,458||   ||2019-07-15||2030-01-01|
|County Of Cobb||$ 1,177,497||   ||2020-08-28||2029-03-30|
|Pace, The Suburban Bus Division Of The Regional Transportation Authority||$ 43,640,896||   ||2020-03-25||2029-03-30|
|Metropolitan Transportation Authority||$ 20,893,811||   ||2020-08-18||2028-12-31|
|Metropolitan Transportation Authority||$ 57,227,744||   ||2019-09-13||2028-12-31|
|Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District||$ 27,816,437||   ||2019-07-15||2028-09-30|
|Pace, The Suburban Bus Division Of The Regional Transportation Authority||$ 41,925,621||   ||2020-09-17||2028-07-31|
|Pace, The Suburban Bus Division Of The Regional Transportation Authority||$ 43,792,575||   ||2019-02-20||2028-04-30|
|Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Inc.||$ 15,720,666||   ||2021-01-06||2028-03-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: FTA awarded funds for battery-electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses, and buses powered by more common technologies, as well as supporting equipment and facilities. Fiscal Year 2017: FTA will award funds for battery-electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses, and buses powered by more common technologies, as well as supporting equipment and facilities. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
Eligible capital projects include the acquisition of buses for fleet and service expansion, bus maintenance and administrative facilities, transfer facilities, bus malls, transportation centers, intermodal terminals, park-and-ride stations, acquisition of replacement vehicles, bus rebuilds, passenger amenities such as passenger shelters and bus stop signs, accessory and miscellaneous equipment such as mobile radio units, supervisory vehicles, fare boxes, computers, and shop and garage equipment.
Eligible Low-No projects include technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.
Planning projects are not eligible for funding.
Bus Discretionary Program & Low-No Discretionary Program (FTA awards 100% of discretionary funds).
Beneficiaries of funding include states and direct recipients.
After allocation of funds, fixed-route bus operators, the general public, both users and non-users of public transportation, public agencies, and private transportation companies may benefit.
Beneficiaries of funding include states and designated recipients. After allocation of funds, fixed-route bus operators, the general public, both users and non-users of public transportation, public agencies, and private transportation companies may may benefit.
Resolution by an authorized public body approving the filing for an application; projects must be included in an urbanized area's transportation improvement program (TIP), in the State transportation improvement program (STIP) and approved by FTA and FHWA; information must be provided on labor and relocation; environmental impact statement; legal opinion; coordinated regional planning documentation; maintenance certification; and compliance with certifications and assurances as compiled in FTA's Annual List of Certifications and Assurances. Cost will be in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and Local Governments. Federal Register Notice FTA Fiscal Year Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information, published annually contain the capital investment apportionments. Contact the FTA Regional Office to obtain the publication dates or the FTA website: www.transit.dot.gov/. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
An environmental impact statement is required for this program.
An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No 2 CFR 200 and FTA Circular 5100.1 'Bus and Bus Facilities Program.? Applications are made to the regional offices of the Federal Transit Administration listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
An FTA grant award obligating Federal funds is reflected in a grant agreement. Grants are awarded electronically using FTA's electronic award management system, http://ftateamweb.fta.dot.gov/fta-flash2b.html. In order to access this system, a user name and password are needed and can be obtained by contacting the regional offices. Once the funds are reserved in the electronic award management system and the project information has been reviewed and approved by Headquarters, the recipient must execute the grant agreement to access the funds.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, 49 U.S.C 5339(a),(b),(c).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Funding is made available annually through the appropriation process. Grants may be amended to add newly available funds for a continuing project.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 49, Chapter Section 5339. This program has a statutory formula in Section 5339 (a). Matching Requirements: Percentages for matching: 10/15/20. The federal share is not to exceed 80 percent of the net project cost. The Federal share may be 85 percent for the cost of a vehicle that complies with the American with Disabilities Act and the Clean Air Act or 90 percent for the cost of vehicle-related equipment or facilities attributable to compliance with these requirements. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds must be obligated in a grant within three years after funds are appropriated (total of four years). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement of eligible project expenses: Applicant is required to submit a grant application in the Transportation Awards Management System (TrAMS).
Post Assistance Requirements
(1) Progress reports; (2) Financial status reports; (Submitted quarterly for recipients in urbanized areas over 200,000 population, annually for other recipients and states); (3) construction reports where applicable.
Federal Financial Report, SF-425.
Progress reports are required on a quarterly basis.
Expenditures are reported on the Federal Financial Report.
A milestones progress report is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Recipient is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all project contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents.
(Formula Grants) FY 16 $427,800,000; FY 17 est $436,356,000; and FY 18 est $445,519,476
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Current year: $165,000 - $40,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Contact the FTA Regional Offices. See FTA Circular5100.1 'Bus and Bus Facilities Program.? May 18, 2015.
Regional or Local Office
None. See Appendix IV: Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses of the Catalog for a listing of the Federal Transit regional offices.
John Bodnar, Mark Bathrick & Tara Clark 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: 202-366-1089 & 202-366-9955
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
For the Competitive Bus Program the criteria utilized included: Demonstration of Need; Demonstration of Benefits; Project Implementation; Financial Commitment; Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity; and Planning and Local Prioritization. For the Competitive Low-No Program the criteria utilized included: Demonstration of Need; Demonstration of Benefits; Project Implementation; Financial Commitment; Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity; and Planning and Local Prioritization.
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