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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Georgia Association of MPOs Annual Conference Macon, GA December 7, 2011 David Schilling, State Programs Team Leader. Overview. FTA Updates FTA Organizational Update FY 2011 Funding Transportation Authorization

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration

Georgia Association of MPOs Annual Conference

Macon, GA

December 7, 2011

David Schilling, State Programs Team Leader

overview
Overview
  • FTA Updates
    • FTA Organizational Update
    • FY 2011 Funding
    • Transportation Authorization
    • Discretionary Programs
    • Planning & Program Development
    • Coordinated Planning
    • Civil Rights
    • Team Training
    • Questions
organizational update
Organizational Update
  • New Director of Planning and Program Development: Jennifer Hibbert
  • Georgia Organizational Chart:
g eorgia fy 2011 funding
Georgia FY 2011 Funding
  • FY 2011 Grant Awards – Georgia
discretionary programs
Discretionary Programs
  • Currently, approximately $1.1B has been awarded in discretionary funding over the last year.
  • These programs are funded through unallocated discretionary funding and targeted at FTA’s priorities
discretionary programs8
Discretionary Programs
  • State of Good Repair
    • MARTA Brady Mobility Facility Phase II - $14.08M
    • MARTA Browns Mill Heavy Maintenance Facility - $5.628M
    • MARTA Transit Vehicle Replacements - $7M
  • Veteran’s Initiative
    • Atlanta Regional Commission Mobility Management One-Click - $419,855
  • Clean Fuels
    • Columbus Purchase of Hybrid Electric Buses - $1,677,312
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Discretionary Programs
  • Alternatives Analysis
    • MARTA: North Line (SR400 Corridor) $480,000
  • Georgia Total - $29.2M
fta region iv
FTA Region IV

Environmental Program Updates

  • Region IV has one Environmental Program Specialist (EPS) – Brian Smart
  • Our EPS is a resource that can be used for:
    • Determining appropriate classes of action
    • Participate in Environmental scoping
    • Provide technical assistance throughout NEPA process
  • Please engage our EPS/Planners early in the NEPA process to determine likely class of action
planning and program development
Planning and Program Development

FY 2011 Lessons Learned

  • Annual apportionment notice later and later – start working on carryover lapsing NOW (if an FTA grantee)
  • Program previous year or carry-over funding in current TIP/STIP
  • Eligibility: Confirm for JARC/NF and Earmarks
  • TIP/STIP
    • Properly program projects in TIP/STIPs
    • Ensure projects carryover with any TIP/STIP updates
    • Ensure Flex funds identified in STIP
    • Ensure JARC/NF lump sums included in TIPs
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Planning and Program Development
  • LAPSING Deadlines -- Approximate (2012)
    • Region IV lapsing grant deadline for all draft grants requiring DOL certification to be entered in TEAM and under FTA review:
      • April 30, 2012
    • Region IV lapsing grant deadline for submission to DOL:
      • May 31, 2012
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Planning and Program Development

Planning Certification Reviews

  • One scheduled for FFY 2012 in Georgia:
    • Columbus (March)
coordinated planning section 5310 5316 and 5317 programs
Coordinated Planning - Section 5310, 5316 and 5317 Programs

Friendly Reminders:

  • Coordinated Plans should be updated during the same cycle for metropolitan or state transportation plans:
    • 5 years in attainment areas
    • 4 years in non-attainment and maintenance areas
  • Designated Recipients – required to publicly advertise the availability of funds and selection criteria and also publish a list of selected projects following the competitive selection process.
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Coordinated Planning - Section 5310, 5316 and 5317 Programs

Friendly Reminders:

  • TIPs – Urbanized Areas (JARC, NF)
  • Amendments/Budget Revisions – can’t add new projects unless they were CS
civil rights
Civil Rights

Title VI and Environmental Justice Proposed Circulars

  • FTA published two proposed Circulars:
    • Circular 4307.1 Environmental Justice Policy Guidance for FTA Recipients
    • Circular 4702.1B Title VI
  • Comments were due December 2, 2011
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Civil Rights

DBE Program Update

  • Small Business Development Participation (49 CFR Part 26.39)
    • Added as part of DBE Programs in January 28, 2011 FRN.
    • Requirement:
      • “Must include an element to structure contracting requirements to facilitate competition by small businesses” (i.e DBEs).
    • Examples for how to address included in FRN.
    • http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-01-28/pdf/2011-1531.pdf
  • Due to FTA by February 28, 2012
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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Region IV Bi-Monthly Calls

  • FTA Region IV conducts CR Bi-Monthly Calls
  • Please update your 2012 calendars with the following dates:
      • 2012: January 10, March 14, May 14, July 11, September 12 and November 10
  • All calls start at 10AM EST; the call in number is (877) 873-8017; Access Code 9726240
  • FTA Contact: Jimmy Moore, 404-865-5471
team training
TEAM Training

TEAM Training

  • New & improved TEAM Training is here!
  • Continue to use webinar technology for more consistent training throughout Region IV
  • Next Training TBD
      • Look for email notifications!