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					     Federal Transit Administration Update

The American Recovery &
Reinvestment Act of 2009

  Virginia Transit Association
        Annual Meeting

           June 8, 2009


                                             1
Transit and Recovery Act Overview
1. Overview of Recovery Act
2. FTA Formula programs:
  –   Urbanized
  –   Non-urbanized
  –   Fixed Guideway
3. FTA Discretionary programs:
  –   New Starts
  –   Tribal Transit
  –   Energy/Greenhouse Gas Savings
      (TIGGER)

                                      2
Transit and Recovery Act Overview

  4. ARRA Multimodal Discretionary Program-
    Transportation Investment Generating
    Economic Recovery (TIGER)
  5. Reporting Requirements
  6. Questions




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Transit and Recovery Act Overview
• Recovery
  – Maintain and create jobs
  – Infuse cash into cash strapped state and
    local economies
• Reinvest
  – Build and repair infrastructure




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                 Transit Funding in ARRA
                       Program                            Amount

   Urban Formula                                              $5.97 B    (incl. funds allocated
                                                                            through Sec 5340)
   Non-Urban Formula                                          $760 M     (incl. funds allocated
                                                                            through Sec 5340)
   Fixed Guideway Modernization Formula                       $742 M

   New Starts / Small Starts                                  $742 M
   Tribal Grants                                                $17 M
   Discretionary Energy Program [new]                         $100 M         TIGGER Grants
   Discretionary Multimodal Program [new]                  [$1.4985B]          TIGER Grants
   Administration / Oversight                                   $64 M

   Total (Transit Only)                                   $8.4 Billion



Note: Amounts are after takedown for Administration and Oversight                                 5
Virginia Transit Funding in ARRA
 $161 million available to Virginia so far
 5307 Statewide Gov Appt.         $     11,993,189
 Rural (5311)                     $     18,555,163
 Richmond UZA 5307                $     13,837,772
 Virginia Beach UZA 5307          $     25,355,487
 Virginia Beach UZA 5309           $       437,148
 PRTC share of DC UZA 5307        $     13,694,262
 New Starts - Dulles              $     77,260,000
 Total                            $    161,133,021




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               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
• Cannot mix Recovery Funds in same grant with any
  other funds
• ARRA STP Funds can be flexed to transit
• Grant obligation deadlines apply



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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
• Urbanized Area Formula ($5.97 B) – Allocated to
  Urbanized Areas using Section 5307 formula (includes
  section 5340, but excludes Transit Intensive Cities Tier)

• Non Urbanized Formula ($760 M) – Allocated to States
  using regular Section 5311 formula

• Fixed Guideway Modernization ($742 M) – Allocated
  to Urbanized Areas using regular Section 5309 FGM
  formula – Tiers 1, 2, 3 and part of 4




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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
            Urbanized Area Formula
• 100 percent federal funds
• Pre-Award Authority
   – October 1, 2008
• Availability of funds
   – 50 percent of allocated funds must be obligated by
     September 1, 2009

   – The remaining 50 percent must be obligated by
     March 5, 2010



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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
           Urbanized Area Formula
• Allocated directly to large UZAs
  (200K people and over)

• State (Governor’s) apportionment for small UZAs
  (under 200K people)

• Funds tracked at UZA level for large UZAs,
  statewide level for small UZAs
• Program Requirements from 5307 include:
      • Transit Enhancement Provision
        (over 200K UZAs)
      • Security Spending
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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
          Urbanized Area Formula

– Capital Expenses consistent with 5302(a)(1)
   • Preventive Maintenance
   • Up to 10 percent ADA paratransit
   • Engineering and Design
   • Crime prevention and security
      – Excluding operating activities
          » Exceptions – costs associated with
            emergency response drills and security
            training


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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
        Non-Urbanized Area Formula
• Allocated to States by 5311 and 5340 formulas
• 100 percent federal funds
• Pre-Award Authority
   – October 1, 2008
• Availability of funds
   – 50 percent of allocated funds must be obligated by
     September 1, 2009

   – The remaining 50 percent must be obligated by
     March 5, 2010


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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
           Non-Urbanized Area Formula
• State Responsibilities
   – Sub-awards to Subrecipients
   – Submits Program of Projects
   – Applies to FTA for funds Eligible Subrecipients:
     State, local gov’t, nonprofit organizations, Indian
     tribes, operators of public transportation or intercity bus
     services.
• Eligible Activities
   – Capital Expenses consistent with 5302(a)(1)
      • Preventive Maintenance
      • Up to 10 percent ADA paratransit
      • Engineering and Design
   – State Administration
      • Up to 15% of apportionment
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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
        Non-Urbanized Area Formula

• Program Requirements
  – Section 5311 including:
     • Intercity Bus Provision
         – 15 percent required, or
         – Certification
              » FY 2009 certifications sufficient
     • DOL Special Warranty Provision
     • Tribal subrecipients
         – May apply directly to FTA



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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment
• 100 percent federal funds
• Pre-Award Authority
   – October 1, 2008
• Availability of funds
   – 50 percent of allocated funds must be obligated by
     September 1, 2009

   – The remaining 50 percent must be obligated by
     March 5, 2010



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ARRA Transit Formula Programs
Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment
• Allocated directly to UZAs

• Fixed guideway systems 7 years or older
   – Must have a threshold of at least one mile
   – Allocation made under Tiers 1,2,3, and partially Tier 4




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      Formula Program - Key Dates
      July 1: Deadline for submitting first round grants to DOL for review
      September 1: Deadline to obligate one half of apportionment
       (180 Days from apportionment notice)
      September 16: Apportionment notice of reallocation of formula
       funds published in Federal Register
      December 30: Deadline for submitting second round (including
       reallocation funds) grants to DOL for review
      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
    Recovered funds will be redistributed
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ARRA Funds Tracking – Gov Appt and 5311




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ARRA Funds Tracking – Large UZAs




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ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs

• Major Capital Investments – New Starts ($742.5M)‫-‏‬
  FTA focussing on projects “under construction or able
  to obligate funds within 150 days”

• Tribal Transit ($17M)‫ -‏‬Competitive solicitation and
  selection‫‏‬using existing procedures; capital projects only

• Energy Program - TIGGER ($100M) - Competitive
  solicitation and selection; based on new procedures and
  criteria



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ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs
       New Starts – Major Capital Investments

1. $750 million “allocated under Section
     5309(m)(2)(A)…..to enable the Secretary of
     Transportation to make discretionary grants as
     authorized by Section 5309(d) (New Starts) and (e)
     (Small Starts)…”
2. Statutory Priority to:
    a) “Projects that are in construction or are
    b) Eligible to obligate funds within 150 days of
        enactment…“


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 ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs
                 Tribal Transit Program

• $17 million
• Eligible Applicants: Federally-recognized Indian
  tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or
  communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian
  Affairs (BIA) in the Department of the Interior (DOI).
• Eligible Projects
   – Capital Projects




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ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs
                Tribal Transit Program

• A separate Notice of Funding Availability issued from
  5311 Tribal Transit Program (published 3/23/2009)
   – Application periods will be concurrent, allowing
     budgets to reflect both resources
• 60 days to Submit proposals, period closed
  5/22/2009
• Availability: Funds must be obligated before
  September 30, 2010



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ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs
               Tribal Transit Program

Evaluation Criteria Being Considered
  1. Project Planning and Coordination
  2. Demonstration of Need
  3. Project Benefits
  4. Financial Commitment and Operating Capacity




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ARRA Transit Discretionary Programs
        Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas
           and Energy Reduction (TIGGER)

• $100 Million
• 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.
• Application Procedures – Proposal deadline
  was May 22, 2009

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      ARRA TIGGER Selection Criteria
• For Energy Consumption Reduction Projects:
  – Energy purchased directly by a public transportation system.
  – Examples include: diesel fuel, compressed natural gas, and
    electricity purchased from power plants.
  – The TIGGER Program focuses on the total energy savings of a
    project expected over its useful life.

• For greenhouse gas emission reduction projects:
  – TIGGER Program focuses on direct emissions from public
    transportation systems (e.g., systems vehicles)
  – Program does not include indirect emissions (e.g., third-party
    power plants) or displaced emissions (e.g., emissions from
    manufacturing transit equipment, waste disposal, etc.).
  – TIGGER program focuses on the total greenhouse gas
    emission reductions of a project expected over its useful life.

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     Sample TIGGER Projects
• Replacement of existing buses with
  more energy efficient buses (Hybrid,
  Fuel Cell)
• Re-powering of existing buses
• Conversion to more efficient control
  technology vehicles
  (DC to AC)
• Construction or rehabilitation of
  transit system facilities
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    TIGGER Proposal Amounts
• Each submitted proposal must request a
  minimum of $2M.
• FTA will allow consolidated proposals from
  several transit agencies together to reach
  this $2M threshold
• Individual projects within a consolidated
  proposal may receive less than $2M.
• To ensure a variety of projects are funded,
  FTA has established a maximum grant
  amount of $25M.
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TIGGER General Evaluation Criteria
              • Return on Investment
              • Project Readiness
              • Capabilities of Applicant
              • Degree of Innovation
              • National Applicability




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   ARRA Multimodal Discretionary Program-
Transportation Investment Generating Economic
               Recovery (TIGER)
• Capital investments in surface transportation
  infrastructure
• $1.5 billion competitive grant program
• Projects with significant impact on Nation,
  metro area or region
• Grant awards: $20 m to $300 m
  (can be less than $20m at DOT discretion)
• Can be up to 100% Federal share
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             ARRA TIGER Grants
• Eligible Projects
   – Highway or bridge projects (Title 23)
   – Public transportation projects (Title 49)
      • Public transportation projects, including
        investments in New Starts or Small Starts
        projects
   – Passenger and freight rail projects
   – Port infrastructure investments
      • Projects that connect ports to other modes of
        transportation

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                  ARRA TIGER Grants
• Considerations
   – Equitable geographic distribution of funds (no more than 20% of
     funds may be awarded to projects in a single State)

   – Balance needs of urban and rural communities

   – Up to $200 million to pay federal credit assistance subsidy costs
     (TIFIA program)

   – Priority Projects
       • Projects that need Federal funds to complete financing package -
         “gap funding” (less than 100% Fed share)

       • Projects expected to be completed by February 17, 2012
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               ARRA TIGER Grants
Primary Selection Criteria:
• Long-term outcomes
   –   State of Good Repair
   –   Economic Competitiveness
   –   Livibility
   –   Sustainability
   –   Safety
• Jobs Creation and Economic stimulus
Secondary Selection Criteria:
• Innovation
• Partnership
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            ARRA TIGER Grants

Implementation Schedule
• Published Federal Register Notice: 5/18/2009
• Application Deadline: 9/15/2009
• Projects selection announcement: no later than
  2/17/2010


For further questions, write:
TIGERGrants@dot.gov

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   REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

• All Recipients of ARRA funds will be required to
  submit Financial Status Reports and Milestone
  Progress Reports no later than 10 days after each
  quarter
• Section 1201 Report – Grantees to report basic
  data ($ commitments, number of Federal $ of
  projects, and job estimates) to USDOT
• Section 1512 Report – Grantees to report data by
  program to OMB – first report due October 10,
  2009

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          Please visit:
www.fta.dot.gov/economicrecovery




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               Questions?
Tony Cho
Community Planner
1760 Market St., Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-656-7250
tony.cho@dot.gov

www.fta.dot.gov/economicrecovery


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