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1 Hosted by FDOT District 5 August 4, 2011

2 Purpose and Objective Collectively understand the opportunities available Coordinate our strategic approach Maximize our regions success FDOT D5; MetroPlan Orlando, Space Coast TPO, Volusia TPO, Ocala/Marion County TPO, Lake~Sumter MPO; LYNX, VOTRAN, Space Coast Area Transit, Sumter County Transit, Lake Xpress, Counties of Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia; East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; and all Cities in D5. 2

3 Meeting Agenda Recap previous meetings Summarize applications submitted to date / Share any new information regarding the remaining grants available Share updates on all partners efforts and coordination occurring for the remaining grants Coordinate our strategic approach to the remaining grant opportunities Group Discussion 3

4 Recap Previous Meetings USDOT, HUD, EPA Partnership Overview of FY 2011 Discretionary Program Opportunities Brainstorming of Project Ideas – Group Discussion Identify and Develop Consensus: Which projects to pursue Which grant opportunity is appropriate for each Which agency will lead each Strategies for Regional Success 4

5 Applications Submitted to Date 5 Grant OpportunityLead ApplicantProjectApplication Due FTA State of Good Repair LYNXLYMMO RehabilitationJuly 29, 2011 FTA Livability-AAFDOTOIA Connector AA US 441 (Orange Blossom Express) AA July 29, 2011 LYNXSR 50 AAJuly 29, 2011 FTA Livability- Bus/Bus Facility LYNXKissimmee Intermodal CenterJuly 29, 2011 State of Good Repair…intended to contribute to the improvement of the condition of transit capital assets by providing financial assistance for recapitalization of buses and bus facilities. Livability AA…to assist potential sponsors of New Starts and Small Starts projects in the evaluation of all reasonable modal and multimodal alternatives and general alignment options to address transportation needs in a defined travel corridor. Livability Bus/Bus Facility…makes funds available to public transportation providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities.

6 Rollout6 FY 2011 Discretionary Program Opportunities

7 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program HUD… supports metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments. 7 Match requirement: 20% Funding Available: $67 million; $400,000 minimum / $5 million maximum (not less than $17.5 million awarded to regions with a population of less than 500,000) Evaluation Criteria (Pre-app): The degree that the plan reflects the federal Livability Principles; The effectiveness with which the plan coordinates housing and Transportation planning and investments; Evidence of targeted areas of economic development, public infrastructure, and community development investment that advances sustainability; A range of enforceable priority areas for conservation of land, open space, energy, and water resources; A thorough set of scenario analyses that form the basis for planning decisions, including maps of current and projected land use and infrastructure investments; An analysis of impediments to fair housing and economic opportunity; A comprehensive strategy to increase the supply of housing affordable to people of all income ranges throughout the region; A commitment to deepen the use of public transportation. Eligible activities: Tasks necessary to develop a comprehensive Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD), to align investments with this plan, to improve the management capability to implement the plan, and to develop relevant policy, planning, and evaluation capacity. Applicants are not limited to the activities described below and are not required to address all of the activities but shall address those necessary to develop a comprehensive RPSD as is appropriate to their local context.

8 8 Eligibility to apply: A multijurisdictional and multi sector partnership consisting of a consortium of government entities and non-profit partners Funding Categories: Category 1: Regional Plans for Sustainable Development. Category 2: Detailed Execution Plans and Programs. Application Evaluation Criteria: Capacity of the Applicant and Relevant Organizational Experience (15 points) Needs/Extent of the Problem (10 points) Soundness of Approach (50 points) Match, Leveraging Resources, and Program Integration (7 points) Achieving Results and Program Evaluation (18 points) HUD Priority: Investing in partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships (e.g., arts and culture, recreation, public health, food systems, regional planning agencies and public education entities) that translate the Livability Principles into strategies that direct long-term development and reinvestment, demonstrate a commitment to addressing issues of regional significance, use data to set and monitor progress toward performance goals, and engage stakeholders and residents in meaningful decision-making roles. Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program HUD… supports metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments.

9 Over the Road Bus Accessibility Program FTA… to improve mobility and ensuring that the transportation system is accessible, integrated, and efficient, and offers flexibility of choices… projects will improve mobility for individuals with disabilities by providing financial assistance to help make vehicles accessible and training to ensure that drivers and others are properly trained to use accessibility features as well as how to treat patrons with disabilities. 9 Match requirement: 10% Funding Available: $8.8 million; $25,000 minimum / $180,000 maximum Evaluation Criteria: a. The identified need for OTRB accessibility b. Innovative strategies and financial commitment c. The extent to which the OTRB operator acquired equipment required d. The extent to which financing the costs of complying with DOTs rule presents a financial hardship for the applicant. e. The impact of accessibility requirements on service to rural areas and for low-income individuals. Eligible activities: capital and training costs of complying with DOTs OTRB accessibility rule (49 CFR part 37), includes adding lifts, tie-downs, moveable seats, doors and training costs associated with using the accessibility features and serving persons with disabilities. Eligibility to apply: OTRB operators who provide both intercity, fixed-route service and another type of service, such as commuter, charter or tour. FTA does not award grants to public entities under this program.

10 Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative FTA…will help communities build or expand local One-Call/One-Click Centers to bring together transportation services available to the general public with those available to customers of human services programs, and especially services for veterans and military families. 10 Match requirement: 20% Funding Available: $30 million; no minimum, $2 million maximum Evaluation Criteria: Projects will be evaluated by an interagency review team based on the proposals submitted according to: (1)Planning and prioritization at the local/ regional level; (2) readiness; (3)technical, legal and financial capacity; (4) demonstration of need. Eligible activities: Capital expenses related to the establishing a One-Call/One-Click Center: hardware purchases (computers, servers); in-vehicle technology (automatic vehicle location systems, communication devices, mobile data terminals); software(scheduling & dispatching, communications, billing, consumer mobile applications); facility-related capital (purchase, lease, alteration); design and engineering, project administration (not to exceed 10% of costs).

11 Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (cont) 11 FTA…will help communities build or expand local One-Call/One-Click Centers to bring together transportation services available to the general public with those available to customers of human services programs, and especially services for veterans and military families. Eligibility to apply: Direct Recipients under FTAs Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, local governments, States, and Indian Tribes. FTA Prioritization: 1. Identify transportation and mobility needs of their veterans and military community; 2. Propose to create or increase access to a community One-Call/One-Click Transportation Resource Center or expand existing community One-Call/ One-Click Center to include transportation resources and address identified needs of veterans and military families; 3. Commit to increase the use of mobility management techniques within the VA system; and, 4. Commit to use innovative or technology-based approaches to increase involvement in locally coordinated transportation planning to address additional mobility needs of veterans and members of the military community.

12 Updates on Grants Coordination 12 Sustainability Initiative – TIGGER No projects to be submitted. Sustainability Initiative - Clean Fuels Request for hybrid buses and articulated buses (LYNX) HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Developing regional partnerships between transit providers and communities with committed commuter rail stations (ECFRPC) A. improve transit, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity; B. reinvigorate minority or low income neighborhoods; C. provide affordable housing adjacent to Central Floridas new SunRail stations; D. create a multi modal corridor of regional commerce and sustainable urban development; E. increase regional economic competitiveness

13 Updates on Grants Coordination 13 TIGER III FDOT Statewide Applications (3) SunRail Collection of Circulators – Lake Nona/Medical City, Longwood, Lake Mary, DeLand, Orange City, Debary, Kissimmee (streetcar), FlexBus for Altamonte Springs and Casselberry. Tie this in with Quite Zones project idea. Regional Pedestrian Safety Project - All Counties and Cities in MetroPlan Orlando area, extended to Volusia County area as well. Regional Rails to Trails – 21 miles of St Johns to Sea Loop. Space Coast TPO, Volusia TPO, Brevard County, City of Titusville, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council - ECFRPC Rebuilding of Orange Avenue with underground utilities – City of Daytona Beach Minneola Interchange – Lake Sumter MPO, City of Minneola, FL Turnpike.

14 Coordinated Strategic Approach 14 Grant Proposal Ideas: FTA Over the Road Bus? FTA Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative? Remaining grants: FTA Sustainability Initiative: Clean Fuels TIGGER DOT TIGER HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

15 Strategies for Regional Success Attention to DOT/HUD/EPA Partnership for Sustainability and the 6 livability principles. Align in support of SunRail. Provide more than the minimum match requirement. In-kind services can be used if documented. Obtain support/match from private partners. Engage non-transportation agencies/organizations. Contact HUD and EPA. 15

16 Next Steps 16 Thank you for your participation! FDOT District Five Contact Information: Brenda Young, M.S., E.I. Modal Planning Manager Florida Department of Transportation, District South Semoran Blvd Orlando, Florida P: (407) Theres a better way to get to work! Find out more at or call RIDE (7433). AgencyGrant OpportunityApplications Due FTASustainability Initiative-Clean Fuels Program8/23/2011 HUDSustainable Communities Regional Planning GrantPre-app due 8/25/2011, final due 30 to 45 days later FTAOver the Road Bus9/12/2011 FTAVeterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative9/16/2011 FTATribal Transit Program9/26/2011 DOTTIGERPre-app due 10/3/2011, final due 10/31/2011

17 Other Grant Information for Reference 17

18 Sustainability Initiative – Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) FTA…for capital investments that will reduce the energy consumption and/or greenhouse gas emissions of public transportation systems. 18 Match requirement: 10% match expected, can request up to 100% Federal, but will be ranked lower Funding Available: $49.9 million; $1 million minimum / $15 million maximum Evaluation Criteria: a. Evaluation Criteria for Energy Consumption Reduction Projects: FTA will evaluate proposals on total energy consumption savings projected to result from the project, and projected energy savings of the project as a percentage of the total energy usage of the public transit agency. b. Evaluation Criterion for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects: FTA will evaluate proposals based on the total amount of greenhouse gas reductions projected to result from the project. c. Evaluation Criteria for All Projects: (1) Project Innovation of National significance (2) National Applicability (3) Project Readiness (4) Project Management (5) Return on Investment (6) Geographic Diversity Eligible activities: (1) The expense must be an eligible capital expense as defined under 49 U.S.C. 5302(a)(1); and (2) The project will assist in the reduction of the energy consumption of a public transportation system and/or the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of a public transportation system.

19 Sustainability Initiative – Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) (cont) FTA…for capital investments that will reduce the energy consumption and/or greenhouse gas emissions of public transportation systems. 19 Eligibility to apply: Public transportation agencies, Federally recognized Tribes or State DOTs may apply. A public transportation agency may apply for one or multiple projects in one proposal. Additionally, a State DOT may submit a consolidated proposal for multiple projects from one or more transit agencies in order to meet the $1,000,000 threshold. Previous Project Awards – Local FL – City of Tallahassee – Deployment of zero emission electric buses at StarMetro - $5,241,003 FTA Prioritization: Innovative technologies of national significance Previous Project Awards – National CA – Foothil Transit – Fast-Charge electric transit bus project line $10,170,000 IL – Illinois DOT – Modifying locomotives to include an automatic shut-down/start-up system to reduce emissions - $341,694 MN – Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit – Project reduces greenhouse gas emissions via geothermal heating versus gas combustion - $1,200,000

20 Sustainability Initiative – Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program FTA…to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and CO, and to support emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. 20 Match requirement: (1) Vehicles 10% for the net incremental cost of the clean fuels component of the vehicle (2) Facilities10% percent of the cost of the CAA elements of the facility (3) 10% for the total cost of a biodiesel bus (4) 10% for the net capital cost of factory installed hybrid electric propulsion systems and any equipment related Funding Available: $51.5 million Evaluation Criteria: (1) Planning and prioritization at local/regional level (2) The project is ready to implement (3) The applicants demonstrate the technical, legal, and financial capacity to carry out the project (4) Demonstrated Need (5) The applicant demonstrates the benefits of the proposed project in reducing transportation related pollutants (6) The proposed project supports emerging clean fuels technologies or advanced technologies for transit buses (7) Geographic Diversity (8) Budget Information Eligible activities: (1) Purchasing or leasing clean fuel buses, including buses that employ a lightweight composite primary structure and vans for use in revenue service (2) Constructing or leasing clean fuel bus facilities or electrical recharging facilities and related equipment (3) Projects relating to clean fuel, biodiesel, hybrid electric, or zero emissions technology buses that exhibit equivalent or superior emissions reductions to existing clean fuel or hybrid electric technologies

21 Sustainability Initiative – Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program (cont) 21 FTA…to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and CO, and to support emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. Eligibility to apply: Designated recipients in maintenance or non- attainment areas for ozone or CO, which are entities designated to receive Federal urbanized formula funds, direct recipients, tribes, and State Departments of Transportation in attainment areas. Previous Project Awards – Local FL – Jacksonville Transportation Authority – Hybrid Bus Replacement - $4,000,000 FTA Prioritization: Projects that assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide and support emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. Previous Project Awards – National NY – NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority – CNG Fueling Facility - $5,810,000 GA – Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority – Retrofit of Buses with Lithium-ion Batteries - $840,000 AZ – Navajo Transit System – Electric Buses - $2,000,000 IA – City of Ames – Purchase of Bio-Diesel Articulated Buses - $1,256,940

22 National Infrastructure Investments – Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) DOT…for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. 22 Match requirement: 20% Funding Available: $527 million; $10 million minimum / $200 million maximum (for rural areas, minimum $1 million) Evaluation Criteria (Primary & Secondary): Primary: 1) Long-Term Outcomes (i) State of Good Repair (ii) Economic Competitiveness (iii) Livability (iv) Environmental Sustainability (v) Safety (2) Job Creation & Near-Term Economic Activity. Secondary: (1) Innovation (2) Partnership Eligible activities: Include, but are not limited to: (1)Highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code; (2)Public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; (3)Passenger and freight rail transportation projects (4)Port infrastructure investments

23 National Infrastructure Investments – Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) DOT…for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. 23 Eligibility to apply: State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, tribal governments, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of State or local governments, and multi-State or multijurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant Previous Project Awards – Local Port of Miami Rail Access FL $22,767,000 Parramore BRT, Orlando FL $10,000,000 Port Manatee Marine Highway FL (rural) $9,000,000 DOT Prioritization: Significant impact on the Nation, metropolitan area or region State of Good Repair / Economic competitiveness Livability / Environmental sustainability Safety / Job creation / Near-term economic activity Innovation / Partnership Ready to implement: grant award must be obligated by 9/30/2013 Equitable geographic distribution: no more that 25% to single state; no less than $140 million to rural areas Previous Project Awards – Natl Atlanta Streetcar GA $47,667,777 Memorial Bridge Replacement (Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, ME) NH, ME $20,000,000 East Bay Pedestrian and Bicycle Network CA $10,200,000 State University Drive Complete Streets Project (Peach County) GA $1,491,490


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