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1 1 FTA AND THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 ITS Georgia Luncheon May 28, 2009

2 22 FTA and the Recovery Act 1.Purposes 2.Available Funding for Transit 3.Formula and Discretionary Program Status 4.Key Provisions 5.GA ARRA Projects 6.ARRA Reporting Requirements

3 3 Recovery Act: Purposes ARRA designed to stimulate the economy, preserve and create jobs, help state and local faltering economies – Recovery Maintain and create jobs Infuse cash into cash strapped state and local economies – Reinvest Build and repair infrastructure ARRA fundamentals: – Responsibility – Accountability – Transparency FTA must ensure purposes and goals are met

4 44 Recovery Act Transit Funding ProgramAmountPurpose Urbanized Area Formula (Inc sec 5340) $5.97 BCapital only Non-Urbanized Area Formula (Inc sec 5340) $760 MCapital only Fixed Guideway Modernization Formula $742 MCapital only New Starts / Small Starts$742 MDiscretionary Capital only Energy Program (TIGGER) [new] $100 MDiscretionary Capital only Tribal Transit$17 MDiscretionary Capital only STP FUNDS MAY BE FLEXED TOTAL TRANSIT$8.4 B Note: Amounts are after takedown for Administration and Oversight

5 5 Recovery Act Transit Formula Funding Note: A State that contains a multi-state UZA will have the amount of formula funds for the UZA that is attributable to that State included in its apportioned funds.

6 6 GA Recovery Act Transit Formula Funding Rural Funding (Section 5311) – $25,649,675 Small Urbanized Area Funding (Section 5307 – Governor’s Apportionment) – $12,323,977

7 77 Large UZAs (Section 5307) – Atlanta - $87,666,704 – Augusta - $3,318,716* – Chattanooga - $4,672,108* – Columbus - $2,968,483* – Savannah - $4,672,108 Fixed Guideway (Section 5309 FG) – $7,380,854 (MARTA) Recovery Act Transit Formula Funding - GA

8 8 Key Provisions No waiver of FTA program requirements (planning/NEPA/Buy America/Labor Protections) 100% Federal share, except New Starts Capital expenses only are eligible; Capital as defined in 49 U.S.C 5302(a)(1) Cannot mix Recovery Funds in same grant with any other funds Cannot replace funds currently obligated in an existing grant Can use funds to support existing projects, including a multi-phase project ARRA STP Funds can be flexed to transit

9 99 Recovery Act Formula Program Key Dates March 5, 2009: FTA published formula apportionments and program requirements in the Federal Register May 29, 2009: FTA Region IV deadline to submit ARRA grants* September 1, 2009: Deadline to obligate one half of apportionment (180 Days from apportionment notice) March 5, 2010: Second deadline to obligate funds (365 days from apportionment notice) September 30, 2010: Unobligated funds revert to Treasury September 30, 2015: Last day obligated funds available for drawdown from the U.S. Treasury

10 10 GA ARRA Grant Statistics 11 FTA Grantees –4 Grants submitted –3 Draft Grants under review (not submitted) –4 Grants are awaiting draft project numbers (have not been requested) –0 Obligated

11 11 GA ARRA Projects Vehicle Expansions and Replacements (vans, buses) Facility/Station Construction and Rehabs ITS – Automatic Vehicle Locators and Passenger Information Systems Bus/Facility Security Upgrades Mobility Management – Human Services Transportation Coordination

12 12 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas & Energy Reduction $100 Million in discretionary grants Grants to transit agencies for Capital Projects that either: –Reduce energy consumption, of the transit agency, or –Reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the transit agency, or –Reduce both energy consumption and emissions 100% Federal Share unless an applicant requests a lower share. Each submitted proposal must request a minimum of $2M; maximum of $25M

13 13 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas & Energy Reduction May 24, 2009 – Federal Register for Program published April 7, 2009 – Comments due on Federal Register May 22, 2009 – Applications due Award?

14 14 Reporting Requirements FTA Reporting Requirements ARRA Sec.1201(c)(2) DOT ARRA Sec ARRA Sec. 1609

15 15 QUESTIONS?


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