Presentation on theme: "15th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting APTA/AASHTO/CTAA State Public Transit Partnership Conference Formula Grants For Rural Areas Program, Section."— Presentation transcript:
1 15th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting APTA/AASHTO/CTAA State Public Transit Partnership ConferenceFormula Grants For Rural Areas Program, Section 5311 SessionPresented By: Lorna R. Wilson, FTA Program Manager
2 Agenda Purpose Significant Changes under MAP-21 Status of Program ImplementationNext stepsOpen Discussion/Questions(discuss TEAM improvements for codes, intercity? Proposed circular, outreach w/ADC, etc.)
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.ADD AN AGENDA SLIDE – similar to the other programs – suggested outline:PurposeSignificant ChangesStatus of Program Implementation(discuss TEAM improvements for codes, intercity? Proposed circular, outreach w/ADC, etc.)Next steps(proposed circular, comment, develop grant applications / POPs with regions, etc)Open Discussion / Questions(pose 2-3 questions to the audience to solicit info that would help you as the PM continue to implement the program) Is the new Planning eligibility beneficial now that it is an addition to what was eligible under the State Admin cap? What type of planning studies, etc do you anticipate will be funded now? State Admin reductions – from 15 to 10% what impacts will this have on you? How many of the 13 States currently service the Appalachian Region with Public Transportation Services? What type of assistance would State DOT’s need from FTA to implement the ADTAP program? What issues are State DOT’s encountering with the ICB 15% set aside? Are State DOT’s finding it difficult to expend ICB funds once projects are obligated in a grant? What other issues are they encountering and how can FTA assist? How is the local funding in your State – are you experiencing local match issues? What are Innovative ways/best practice that have helped with local match issues? In-kind Match? Any questions regarding the process for allowing a tribe to become a direct grantee/recipient for 5311 issues? Some State give rural operators a portion of State funding towards the local match – do States offer the same funding to tribes who request to become Direct 5311 FTA grantees? eg. How many states plan to or are soliciting job access projects? Do you intend to have a separate process and continue to funds these in rural areas? Are you placing an emphasis on this or just seeing what you get from subrecipients?E.g. how many states are taking advantage of the in-kind match provision? What additional guidance would be helpful to you?E.g. how are states adjusting to the reduced administrative provision?Is the new Planning eligibility beneficial now that it is an addition to what was eligible under the State Admin capState Admin reductions – from 15 to 10% what impacts will this have on you.How many of the 13 States currently service the Appalachian Region with Public Transportation ServicesWhat type of assistance would State DOT’s need from FTA to implement the ADTAP program?Are State DOT’s expending the ICB set aside and if not what types of issues are they encountering and how can FTA assistsHow is the local funding in your State – are you experiencing local match issues? What are theyInnovative ways In-kind MatchAny questions with the process for allowing a tribe receiving 5311 to become a direct recipient – NESome State give rural operators a portion of State funding towards the local match – Would a State be required to do the same for a Tribe who is coming directly to FTA for the State awarded 5311 funds?
4 Formula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311 FundingFormula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311FY 2013FY 2014Formula Grants for Rural Areas $599.5 M$ MAppalachian Formula Program $20 MTribal Transit Program $30 M$30 MNEW FORMULA AND NEW TAKEDOWNS83.15% of funds apportioned based on land area and population in rural areas16.85% 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
5 MAP-21 Changes to Rural Program HighlightsMAP-21 Changes to Rural ProgramEligibility:Job access and reverse commute projectsPlanningState Administration dropped from 15% to 10%Established an Appalachian Development Transportation Formula Program (ADTAP)Tribal Transit Program - Discretionary and Formula NewIntercity Bus In-kind match pilot Program - CodifiedSuggest this is the first slide that highlights changes to the program – can be combined w/ slide 5 and 6
6 Formula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311 New EligibilityFormula Grants For Rural Areas Section 5311Job access and reverse commute projects are eligible under this programProjects 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, 2012.“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.RECOMMEND THIS IS COVERED EARLIER - move Appalachian and other slides behind this.
7 Appalachian Development Transportation Program (ADTAP) Title 49 U.S.C. 5311(c )(2) authorizes the Appalachian Development PublicPurpose – Deliver safe, reliable transportation to the Appalachian regions – State Administered Program$20 Million dollar take-down from Sec. 531113 States Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
8 Appalachian Development Transportation Program (ADTAP) AK & HI not to scaleAKTXUTMTCAAZIDNVORIACOKSWYNMMOMNNEOKSDWAARNDLAHIILOHFLGAALWIVAINMIMSKYTNPANCSCWVNJMENYVTMDNHCTDEMARIPRDC13 States Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
9 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) FTA will work in conjunction with the ARC to compliment national program objectives:Increase job opportunitiesStrengthen capacity3. Develop and improve infrastructure4. Build and develop highway systems to reduce isolationBriefly discuss ARC and if ARC reps are in room introduce
10 ADTAP FormulaFTA apportions ADTAP funds based on the guidelines established under section 9.5(b) of the Appalachian Regional Commission Code.Allocation include each State’s remaining estimated need to complete eligible section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS)Title of slide should all be about ADTAP – if this is called out on your agenda slide
11 ADTAP Formula Allocations Federal Transit Administration2012 Cost Estimate Including SC, NY with 25%-1% LimitsSTATEFY 2013ADHS APPORTIONMENT FACTORSALABAMA$4,990,00025.00%GEORGIA$590,8162.96%KENTUCKY$1,760,4728.82%MARYLAND$634,7283.18%MISSISSIPPI$253,4921.27%NEW YORK$199,6001.00%NORTH CAROLINA$1,447,1007.25%OHIO$962,0724.82%PENNSYLVANIA$4,778,42423.94%SOUTH CAROLINATENNESSEE$1,107,7805.55%VIRGINIA$1,147,7005.75%WEST VIRGINIA$1,888,2169.46%Total$19,960,000100.00%Put actual $$ Amounts on this slide
12 Appalachian Development Transportation Assistance Program (ADTAP) Tribal TransitAppalachian Development Transportation Assistance Program (ADTAP)Proposed Chapter in the 9040 Circular For CommentEligibilityFormula AllocationsMatching RequirementsExplanation of Special Rule and guidelines for requesting transfersSTIP and TIP Requirements
13 Eligibility for Tribes Under Section 5311 Tribes are eligible to receive funding under State Section 5311 formula programEncourages joint State and Tribal funded transportation projects and services to minimize gaps in transit services in rural areasFocus on coordination and building Tribal capacity to implement projects – State DOT are our best resource for these granteesThe law is explicit although we have a new formula and discretionary TTP program
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 changeMAP-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.FTA continues to encourage consultation with other stakeholders, such as communities affected by loss of intercity serviceRandy, Ted Knappen and State DOT encouraged to speak about existing projects – potential uses and best practices to date
15 MAP-21 Approach To Safety Broad Safety PartnershipsIndustry stakeholders such as public transportation providers, States, and technical advisory groups.One Size Does NOT Fit AllRecognition 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.
16 Next Steps Publish Revise Program Circulars for Notice and Comment Cross-cutting requirements – rule-making for asset management and safetyPublish National RTAP RFP
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 DOT’s need from FTA to implement the ADTAP program?What issues are State DOT’s 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 FTA MAP-21 Website www.fta.dot.gov/map21 FTA’s Web Site is the best place to look for more informationWe will continue to post information thereLook for Program Fact Sheets with more detailFTA will post and update FAQsSign up for Gov Delivery to get notification of new postings on the Web Site