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Vanpool Funding from USDOT. What is a commuter vanpool?. Volunteer driven Near home & work Long commutes Shared expense Monthly subscription Group determines schedule and route 10 cars  1 vanpool. A big carpool with rules and a schedule!. Simple Benefit: Net Vehicle Reduction.

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what is a commuter vanpool
What is a commuter vanpool?
  • Volunteer driven
  • Near home & work
  • Long commutes
  • Shared expense
  • Monthly subscription
  • Group determines schedule and route
  • 10 cars  1 vanpool

A big carpool with rules

and a schedule!

vanpool programs for the commuting public
Vanpool Programs for the Commuting Public
  • Private sector initiatives

New York, Los Angeles, Washington,

San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston

  • Public sector initiatives

Chicago, Seattle

  • Public/Private Partnerships

Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Galveston, Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul

the make buy decision
The Make-Buy Decision
  • Purchase/Lease vans
    • FTA Capital Grant (80% Federal / 20% State-Local)
    • At-risk, disposition responsibility
    • Subject to out-of-service depreciation, insurance, etc.
  • Contract for Service
    • FTA Capital Cost of Contracting (80% Federal / 20% State/Local)
    • Never at-risk, no disposition responsibility
    • Pay only for revenue service, no downtime expense
  • Maintenance
    • Preventive Maintenance is 80% Federal / 20% State & Local
  • Insurance, Marketing and Management
    • 80% Federal for “Non-Operating Expense” in Rural Areas (5311)
fta capital cost of contracting
FTA Capital Cost of Contracting
  • Turnkey service contract
    • Vehicles
    • Maintenance
    • Service delivery
    • Fare collection
    • Subsidy mechanism
    • Payment terms – Net 30 days
    • FTA Third-Party Contracting Guidelines
    • FTA National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting
    • Audit Provisions

50% of Total Cost at 80% Federal and 20% State/Local

Translation: 40% Federal, 10% Local and 50% Fares

federal funding for vanpools
Federal Funding for Vanpools
  • FTA Section 5307
    • Urban Formula Funding
  • FTA Section 5311
    • Category “C”
  • FTA Section 3037
    • Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC)
  • FHWA CMAQ
    • Transfer to FTA @ 100%
  • Flexible Funding
    • Between sections for unspent monies
fta section 5307
FTA Section 5307

Large UZA (200,000+ population)

  • Funds flow to designated recipient
  • MPO planning process
  • Formula based on reported NTD statistics
      • Bus/Vanpool Revenue Miles
      • Bus/Vanpool Passenger Miles
      • Fixed Guideway Revenue Miles (Rail, HOV, Ferry)
      • Fixed Guideway Miles (Rail, HOV, Ferry)
      • Population
      • Population Density
  • Capital: 80% Fed / 20% State & Local

90% Federal for ADA and Clean Air Act

  • Operating: None
capital operating expense rev mile motor bus ada paratransit vanpool texas
Capital & Operating Expense/Rev-Mile Motor Bus, ADA Paratransit & Vanpool (Texas)

Current Formula @ $0.39/Rev-Mile (Large) and $0.52/Rev-Mile (Medium)

FY2001 National Transit Database Statistics, USDOT

Reauthorization proposal – Increases to ~$0.55/Rev-Mile (1 MM Pop.)

and ~$0.60/Rev-Mile (200K->1MM Pop.)

balance ccofc formula
Balance CCofC & Formula

CCofC

CCofC

Formula

CMAQ

Takes two years to reach formula cycle.

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FHWA CMAQ Funding (Billions $)

100% Federal for Vanpool projects

fta section 5307 small uza
FTA Section 5307 Small UZA

Small UZA (50K to 200K population)

  • Funds flow to Governors or designees
  • State DOT planning process
  • Formula: Population & Population Density
  • Capital: 80% Fed / 20% State & Local

90% Federal for ADA and Clean Air Act

  • Operating: 50% Fed / 20% State & Local
fta section 5311
FTA Section 5311
  • Category A
    • Projects meet all Federal requirements
  • Category B
    • Projects in process of meeting Federal requirements
  • Category C – “Program Reserve”
    • Funds to finance unidentified projects
    • Not a contingency fund for Category A & B
    • No more than 10% of total grant can be in “C”
    • Use it or lose it!
fta section 5311 eligibility
FTA Section 5311 Eligibility
  • Areas not currently in UZA are eligible for Sec. 5311 funding, even if they are included in metro area planning boundary (which includes the AQ non-attainment boundary)
  • Projects may include transportation TO and FROM urbanized areas
  • Service area may include destinations CROSSING a state lines
fta section 5311 vanpools
FTA Section 5311 & Vanpools

Eligible Project Costs at 80% Federal $$$

  • Capital

Vans, Financing, Maintenance, Delivery Charges

  • Non-Operating

Project management and Marketing

Insurance premiums & payments to self-insurance reserve

Facilities and equipment rental

Standard overhead rates

Drug and alcohol testing

“Promoting and coordinating ridesharing eligible, if part of coordinated public transportation program.”

job access reverse commute jarc fta section 3037
Job Access & Reverse Commute (JARC)FTA Section 3037
  • Use of transit/vanpool by workers with non-traditional work schedules
  • Use of transit/vanpool vouchers for welfare and eligible low-income recipients
  • Use of employer-provided transit/vanpool, including the Commuter Choice program

Flint

4

2

2

Mt. Clemens

1

Troy

Lansing

2

Detroit

Ann Arbor

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