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1 15 th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting APTA/AASHTO/CTAA State Public Transit Partnership Conference Formula Grants For Rural Areas Program, Section 5311 Session Presented By: Lorna R. Wilson, FTA Program Manager

2 2 Agenda Purpose Significant Changes under MAP-21 Status of Program Implementation Next steps Open Discussion/Questions

3 3 Formula Grants for Rural Areas Provides funding to States for the purpose of supporting public transportation in rural areas including funding for Tribal, Appalachian region, Intercity Bus and technical assistance programs and services.

4 Formula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311 NEW FORMULA AND NEW TAKEDOWNS 83.15% of funds apportioned based on land area and population in rural areas 16.85% of funds apportioned based on land area, revenue-vehicle miles, and low-income individuals in rural areas. $20 million formula program for states in the Appalachian Region $30 million formula and discretionary Tribal Transit Program ($25 M / $5 M) Continues funding for RTAP 4 FY 2013FY 2014 Formula Grants for Rural Areas $599.5 M$ M Appalachian Formula Program $20 M Tribal Transit Program $30 M Funding

5 5 MAP-21 Changes to Rural Program Eligibility: –Job access and reverse commute projects –Planning State Administration dropped from 15% to 10% Established an Appalachian Development Transportation Formula Program (ADTAP) Tribal Transit Program - Discretionary and Formula New Intercity Bus In-kind match pilot Program - Codified Highlights

6 6 Formula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311 Job access and reverse commute projects are eligible under this program Projects must be for the development and maintenance of transportation services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals to and from jobs and employment- related activities. –development of transportation services to mean new projects that were not in service on October 1, –Maintenance of transportation services is identified as the continuation of eligible job access and reverse commute projects that received funding under the SAFETEA-LU section 5316 JARC Program, which was repealed by MAP-21. No set-aside or cap under MAP-21 for job access and reverse commute projects funded under this section. New Eligibility

7 7 Appalachian Development Transportation Program (ADTAP) Title 49 U.S.C. 5311(c )(2) authorizes the Appalachian Development Public Purpose – Deliver safe, reliable transportation to the Appalachian regions – State Administered Program $20 Million dollar take-down from Sec States Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

8 8 Appalachian Development Transportation Program (ADTAP)

9 9 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) FTA will work in conjunction with the ARC to compliment national program objectives: 1.Increase job opportunities 2.Strengthen capacity 3. Develop and improve infrastructure 4. Build and develop highway systems to reduce isolation

10 10 ADTAP Formula FTA apportions ADTAP funds based on the guidelines established under section 9.5(b) of the Appalachian Regional Commission Code. Allocation include each States remaining estimated need to complete eligible section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS)

11 11 ADTAP Formula Allocations Federal Transit Administration 2012 Cost Estimate Including SC, NY with 25%-1% Limits STATE FY 2013 ADHS APPORTIONMENT FACTORS ALABAMA $4,990, % GEORGIA $590, % KENTUCKY $1,760, % MARYLAND $634, % MISSISSIPPI $253, % NEW YORK $199, % NORTH CAROLINA $1,447, % OHIO $962, % PENNSYLVANIA $4,778, % SOUTH CAROLINA $199, % TENNESSEE $1,107, % VIRGINIA $1,147, % WEST VIRGINIA $1,888, % Total $19,960, %

12 12 Appalachian Development Transportation Assistance Program (ADTAP) Proposed Chapter in the 9040 Circular For Comment Eligibility Formula Allocations Matching Requirements Explanation of Special Rule and guidelines for requesting transfers STIP and TIP Requirements Tribal Transit

13 13 Eligibility for Tribes Under Section 5311 Tribes are eligible to receive funding under State Section 5311 formula program Encourages joint State and Tribal funded transportation projects and services to minimize gaps in transit services in rural areas Focus on coordination and building Tribal capacity to implement projects – State DOT are our best resource for these grantees

14 14 Intercity Bus In-Kind Match Provision Each State must spend no less than 15 percent of its annual apportionment for the development and support of intercity bus transportation, unless it can certify, after consultation with affected intercity bus service providers, that the intercity bus service needs of the State are being adequately met – No change MAP-21 codifies the Intercity Pilot Match Program established in March 2007, which permits the cost of an unsubsidized portion of privately provided intercity bus service that connects feeder service to be used as in- kind local match for the intercity bus projects. Intercity Bus

15 15 Broad Safety Partnerships -Industry stakeholders such as public transportation providers, States, and technical advisory groups. One Size Does NOT Fit All -Recognition of the diversity of public transportation systems across the country. A Light Touch -No additional regulations if already regulated by another Federal agency. -Any new regulations subject to cost/benefit analysis. -Local oversight through a Federal framework. MAP-21 Approach To Safety

16 16 Next Steps Publish Revise Program Circulars for Notice and Comment Cross-cutting requirements – rule-making for asset management and safety Publish National RTAP RFP 16 Next Steps

17 17 QUESTIONS Benefits of the new planning eligibility ? What type of planning (studies, etc.) do you anticipate funding? State Admin reductions – from 15% to 10% what impacts will this have on your agency? How many of the eligible States currently serve the Appalachian Region with public transportation services? What type of assistance will State DOTs need from FTA to implement the ADTAP program? What issues are State DOTs encountering with the ICB 15% set aside? Are there challenges with expending ICB funds once projects are obligated in a grant? How many State Dot's are utilizing or considering the in-kind match provision?

18 18 FTA MAP-21 Website

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