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Section 5316: Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration SAFETEA-LU Curriculum August 7, 2007. Learner Objectives. Provide accurate information, interpretation and guidance to FAQ’s about the JARC Program’s:

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section 5316 job access and reverse commute jarc program

Section 5316: Job Access and Reverse Commute(JARC) Program

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration

SAFETEA-LU Curriculum

August 7, 2007

learner objectives
Learner Objectives
  • Provide accurate information, interpretation and guidance to FAQ’s about the JARC Program’s:
    • Overall intent
    • Entities eligible for funding
    • Eligible activities
    • Required elements for participation
    • Eligible capital and operations expenses
  • Support your independent use of JARC Program resource materials
  • Share knowledge about the JARC Program with FTA Headquarter and Regional staff colleagues
where to find jarc program guidance
Where to find JARC Program Guidance
  • FTA’s JARC Circular 9050.1 is Available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/leg_reg_circulars_guidance.html
  • Additional Guidance is available at the “Grant Programs” page of the FTA website, http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants_financing_263.html
jarc overview
JARC Overview
  • Targets access to employment and employment related activities for people with lower incomes (below 150% poverty line)
  • Also supports reverse commute
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NEW IN SAFETEA-LU

  • JARC is a formula program based on target population
  • Under SAFETEA-LU JARC changed from a discretionary to a formula program
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JARC Overview
  • Direct apportionment to urbanized areas with population of 200,000 or more
  • State administered for areas with population under 200,000
  • Eligible subrecipients are private non-profits, public entities, operators of public transportation services
jarc eligibility
JARC Eligibility
  • Capital, planning, and operating funding for:
    • services designed to transport low-income individuals to and from employment-related activities
    • reverse commute projects
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JARC Eligibility
  • Match ratios:
    • Capital: 80/20 Federal/local match(90/10 for CAA/ADA required equipment)
    • Operating: 50/50 Federal/local match
    • Administration (up to 10% recipient’s total): 100% Federal
  • Local match may be from other non-DOT Federal funds
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NEW IN SAFETEA-LU

JARC Eligibility

  • Match ratios:
    • Planning: 80/20 Federal/local match
  • Local match may be from other non-DOT Federal funds
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JARC Services and Programs

  • JARC funds a number of services and projects
  • Existing services and projects
  • New services and projects
  • Let’s see what we know about the JARC program by completing an exercise
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Whad’Ya Know?

  • It’s time for an exercise
  • Turn to worksheet 1
  • Assemble into small teams
  • Take 10 minutes to answer the questions
  • Bragging rights await the winning team
jarc eligible activities
JARC Eligible Activities
  • Late-night and weekend service.
  • Guaranteed ride home service.
  • Shuttle service.
  • Expanding fixed-route public transit routes.
  • Ridesharing and carpooling
  • Transit-related aspects of bicycling.
  • Local car loan programs for shared rides
jarc eligible activities continued
JARC Eligible Activities (continued)
  • Promoting and administering voucher programs.
  • Acquiring Geographic Information System tools.
  • Implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Subsidizing the costs of reverse commute routes.
  • Supporting new mobility management and coordination programs.
jarc designated recipients
JARC Designated Recipients
  • Designated state agency for areas with population under 200,000
  • Designed public entity for urbanized areas with population of 200,000 or more
  • Eligible subrecipients:
    • private non-profits
    • public entities
    • public transportation operators
jarc designated recipient roles and responsibilities
JARC Designated Recipient: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Competitive selection process
  • Fair and equitable distribution of funds
  • Selection of projects from coordinated plan
  • Certification that local plans were developed with stakeholder involvement
  • Grant distribution and oversight for subrecipients
  • Reports to FTA
jarc coordinated planning
JARC Coordinated Planning

NEW

Locally developed, coordinated public transit-human

services transportation plan

  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (urbanized only)
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (urbanized only)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
jarc competitive selection
JARC Competitive Selection
  • Competitions every 1 to 3 years
  • Competitive approach and selection criteria determined by designated recipient
  • Announcement of competition and selected projects by designated recipient
jarc program state plan
JARC Program/State Plan

State Management Plan (SMP)

  • Describes policies and procedures for administering program
  • May be combined with SMP of other FTA program(s)
  • Must be approved by and on file with FTA regional office
  • FTA conducts state management reviews
summary
Summary
  • JARC targets access to __________ and ___________________ activities for people with lower incomes.
  • JARC also supports ______________ services.
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Summary

3. JARC has these new provisions under SAFETEA-LU:

  • JARC is now a __________ program.
  • ______ activities may now be funded.
  • Projects must now be derived from a locally _____________________.
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Summary
  • Capital projects may be funded up to

___ % with Federal dollars.

5. Operating projects may be funded up to

___ % of the net operating costs of the activity.

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Summary

6. There are a variety of eligible services and projects under JARC. Name five.

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Summary

7. Designated recipients for the JARC program can be _________ and _____________.

8. Designated JARC state agencies have many roles and responsibilities. Name five.

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Summary

9. Projects in urbanized areas must be included in the ________ prepared and approved by the MPO, the ________ approved jointly by the MPO and the Governor, and the ________ developed by a State and jointly approved by FTA and Federal Highway Administration.

10. Competitions may be conducted _______ or at intervals up to _____ years as determined by the designated recipient based on local needs.

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