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2008-2009 PSRC Coordinated Grant Program Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom Funding

Executive Board

March 26, 2009

Special Needs Transportation ProgramPSRC Coordinated Grant Program, 2008–2009

  • PSRC is the designated recipient for FTA’sJob Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom grant programs.

  • PSRC’sCoordinated Grant Program 2008–2009 distributes JARC and New Freedom funds

  • Ranked WSDOT Consolidated Grant applications

  • PSRC Board approval is required for the projects to be approved into the TIP and for FTA Program of Projects.

FTA’s JARC and New Freedom Grant Programs

Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) FTA §5316

Projects relating to the development and maintenance of transportation services designed to transport welfare recipientsand eligible low-income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to their employment, and for public transportation projects designed to transport residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities.

New Freedom FTA §5317

Program for new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the ADA that assist individuals with disabilities with transportation, including transportation to and from jobs and employment support services.

Today’s Meeting

  • Ask Executive Board to approve PSRC’s New Freedom and Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) proposed project list.

    Transportation Policy Board recommended this action to the Executive Board on March 12.

    TPB and Executive Board already forwarded the WSDOT regional rankings (January 2009 action).

Public Comments

Two comments received

  • Administrative costs(addressed)

  • Special Needs Program--PSRC internal review-- Sub-committee to discuss program direction-- Discussed at Special Needs Transportation Committee March 18 meeting

New Freedom & JARC FundingAllowable Administrative Overhead

Allowed costs


For eligible subrecipients, WSDOT will use these funds to administer their grant programs. For eligible direct recipients (transit agencies), the 10% for administration will be dedicated to PSRC's regional and local planning efforts including, but not limited to, competitive selection costs, staff time, and plan updates.

Up to 10 percent of the recipient’s total fiscal year apportionment may be used to fund program administration costs including administration, planning, and technical assistance.


New Freedom & JARC FundingRecommended Award Amounts



New Freedom

FFY 2008: $776,717


FFY 2007: $1,013,784

FFY 2008: $1,098,266


New Freedom

$549,966 grant award

54,997 administration

$604,963 TOTAL

JARC$1,754,721 grant award

175,472 administration

$1,930,193 TOTAL



Approve Projects to Receive Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom Funding from PSRC’s Coordinated Grant Program, 2008-2009

Contact Information

Mary Pat Lawlor, Principal Planner

(206) 971-3272, mlawlor@psrc.org

Matthew Rohrbach, Transportation Planning Intern(206) 971-3291, mrohrbach@psrc.org

Information Center

206-464-7532 info@psrc.org

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