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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was founded as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) by the Urban Mass Transportation Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 9, 1964. The Federal Transit Administration oversees the federal funding, safety, and research of Public Transportation. This includes streetcars, subways, light rail, bus rapid transit, ferries, and all other forms of Mass Transportation. Learn more about our program offices here: http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/12925.html

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Questions about FTA programs, including MAP-21, should be submitted to FTA’s “Contact Us” tool here: http://ftawebprod.fta.dot.gov/ContactUsTool/Public/NewRequest.aspx

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FTA is hosting a webinar series to provide technical assistance to grantees on how to calculate, document and charge ope...
04/23/2021

FTA is hosting a webinar series to provide technical assistance to grantees on how to calculate, document and charge operating expenses. Sessions will cover eligibility, how to calculate FTA operating assistance, documentation & recommendations to avoid & rectify errors. Register: https://bit.ly/32ArEub

FTA is hosting a webinar series to provide technical assistance to grantees on how to calculate, document and charge operating expenses. Sessions will cover eligibility, how to calculate FTA operating assistance, documentation & recommendations to avoid & rectify errors. Register: https://bit.ly/32ArEub

To speed along #COVID19 recovery in New Hampshire, Manchester Transit Authority offered three drive-through #vaccination...
04/23/2021

To speed along #COVID19 recovery in New Hampshire, Manchester Transit Authority offered three drive-through #vaccination clinics for residents at its Manchester maintenance facility through February and March. Approximately 300 area residents were vaccinated. MTA, the state’s largest transit provider, ensured its workforce has been vaccinated in recent weeks and is seeking other opportunities to help the community as vaccines become available.

To speed along #COVID19 recovery in New Hampshire, Manchester Transit Authority offered three drive-through #vaccination clinics for residents at its Manchester maintenance facility through February and March. Approximately 300 area residents were vaccinated. MTA, the state’s largest transit provider, ensured its workforce has been vaccinated in recent weeks and is seeking other opportunities to help the community as vaccines become available.

Capital Metro of Austin, TX is moving closer to its goal of an all-electric bus fleet, with FTA support. Last year, the ...
04/22/2021

Capital Metro of Austin, TX is moving closer to its goal of an all-electric bus fleet, with FTA support. Last year, the agency received FTA funding to purchase #LowNo buses, with plans to add 12 electric buses this year, saving 150K gallons of diesel fuel. In 5 years, Cap Metro hopes to buy a total of 71 electric buses and will have the capacity to charge them at a new charging yard just built at its bus maintenance facility. Throughout April, we are promoting earth-friendly transit projects. #EarthDay2021

Capital Metro of Austin, TX is moving closer to its goal of an all-electric bus fleet, with FTA support. Last year, the agency received FTA funding to purchase #LowNo buses, with plans to add 12 electric buses this year, saving 150K gallons of diesel fuel. In 5 years, Cap Metro hopes to buy a total of 71 electric buses and will have the capacity to charge them at a new charging yard just built at its bus maintenance facility. Throughout April, we are promoting earth-friendly transit projects. #EarthDay2021

Today is #EarthDay! FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communities and peop...
04/22/2021

Today is #EarthDay! FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communities and people choose greener and affordable ways to get around.

https://youtu.be/7FBLAA-kKbQ

Valley Metro
Oregon Metro

Today is #EarthDay! FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communities and people choose greener and affordable ways to get around.

https://youtu.be/7FBLAA-kKbQ

Valley Metro
Oregon Metro

Happy Earth Day from FTA! #EarthDay2021
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day from FTA! #EarthDay2021

Happy Earth Day from FTA! #EarthDay2021

To help recognize #EarthDay2021, FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communi...
04/21/2021

To help recognize #EarthDay2021, FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communities and people choose greener and affordable ways to get around. https://youtu.be/7FBLAA-kKbQ

To help recognize #EarthDay2021, FTA’s 2-minute video highlights how Transit Oriented Development Planning helps communities and people choose greener and affordable ways to get around. https://youtu.be/7FBLAA-kKbQ

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a fre...
04/21/2021

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a freight train, commuter train, or light rail crossing, ensuring your own safety, as well as that of passengers and of anyone else in the vicinity, requires you to be alert.”— NHTSA https://bit.ly/3uJ5ov4 #StopTrainsCant. #crosscarefully

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a freight train, commuter train, or light rail crossing, ensuring your own safety, as well as that of passengers and of anyone else in the vicinity, requires you to be alert.”— NHTSA https://bit.ly/3uJ5ov4 #StopTrainsCant. #crosscarefully

FTA today announced the opportunity to apply for $10 million through its Transit-Oriented Development #TOD Planning prog...
04/21/2021

FTA today announced the opportunity to apply for $10 million through its Transit-Oriented Development #TOD Planning program. The program supports comprehensive planning to incorporate mixed-use development near public transportation projects, improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Apply by June 21, 2021. https://bit.ly/2QJJ8Sa #EarthDay2021

FTA today announced the opportunity to apply for $10 million through its Transit-Oriented Development #TOD Planning program. The program supports comprehensive planning to incorporate mixed-use development near public transportation projects, improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Apply by June 21, 2021. https://bit.ly/2QJJ8Sa #EarthDay2021

To support #COVID19 #vaccination efforts in Goldsboro, NC, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority has been providi...
04/20/2021

To support #COVID19 #vaccination efforts in Goldsboro, NC, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority has been providing free bus rides to vaccination appointments since February. With funding from North Carolina Department of Transportation, to date the agency has provided more than 200 trips for residents in & outside Goldsboro, including a designated day in February to transport at-risk seniors. GWTA partnered with the Wayne County Government, North Carolina Public Health Department & the The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro to provide vaccination access to both its urban and rural riders.

To support #COVID19 #vaccination efforts in Goldsboro, NC, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority has been providing free bus rides to vaccination appointments since February. With funding from North Carolina Department of Transportation, to date the agency has provided more than 200 trips for residents in & outside Goldsboro, including a designated day in February to transport at-risk seniors. GWTA partnered with the Wayne County Government, North Carolina Public Health Department & the The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro to provide vaccination access to both its urban and rural riders.

The City of Boulder Colorado Government HOP Bus service has joined the growing club of #transit agencies that have conve...
04/19/2021

The City of Boulder Colorado Government HOP Bus service has joined the growing club of #transit agencies that have converted from diesel buses to low-no vehicles with FTA support. The city will soon introduce 3 zero-emission electric buses for use on its local HOP route, helping the city progress toward its clean energy & climate goals. The new buses, 100% electric, solar-charged & emission-free, can travel 200 miles+ on a single charge – far more fuel-efficient than diesel buses. Throughout April, we are promoting earth-friendly transit projects. https://bit.ly/3e5puYP #EarthDay2021

The City of Boulder Colorado Government HOP Bus service has joined the growing club of #transit agencies that have converted from diesel buses to low-no vehicles with FTA support. The city will soon introduce 3 zero-emission electric buses for use on its local HOP route, helping the city progress toward its clean energy & climate goals. The new buses, 100% electric, solar-charged & emission-free, can travel 200 miles+ on a single charge – far more fuel-efficient than diesel buses. Throughout April, we are promoting earth-friendly transit projects. https://bit.ly/3e5puYP #EarthDay2021

Tomorrow, FTA Region 6 Deputy Administrator Don Koski will join a virtual panel at the New Mexico Mobility, Economic Res...
04/19/2021

Tomorrow, FTA Region 6 Deputy Administrator Don Koski will join a virtual panel at the New Mexico Mobility, Economic Resilience & Substance Abuse Disorder Workshop, sponsored by NADO to discuss mobility resources & opportunities to support pandemic recovery, work, housing, and regional resilience. The workshop is hosted in partnership with the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District, National RTAP and Western Transportation Institute. Register: https://bit.ly/2Q5VK62

Tomorrow, FTA Region 6 Deputy Administrator Don Koski will join a virtual panel at the New Mexico Mobility, Economic Resilience & Substance Abuse Disorder Workshop, sponsored by NADO to discuss mobility resources & opportunities to support pandemic recovery, work, housing, and regional resilience. The workshop is hosted in partnership with the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District, National RTAP and Western Transportation Institute. Register: https://bit.ly/2Q5VK62

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority partnered with an energy company that installed over 6,000 solar panels on a remed...
04/16/2021
RIPTA utilizing the sun to power up and save money

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority partnered with an energy company that installed over 6,000 solar panels on a remediated brownfield site, utilizing energy from the solar farm to charge their electric buses, among other uses. RIPTA has received $6.6M under FTA’s Low- or No-Emission Vehicle program to purchase electric buses, and they now have 3 electrified buses in service with 14 more on order, meaning their electricity demand will only be growing. The energy company claims their 2,800-megawatt solar farm will save about 62,000 tons of carbon emissions from going into the atmosphere over 25 years, which is the equivalent of preserving approximately 73,000 acres of forest. #EarthDay2021 https://bit.ly/2PDRHxW

RIPTA is using the sun to save some cash and keep the air clean.

FTA will host the next phase of Bus Agency Safety Plan (ASP) Implementation Workshops to help participants plan and prac...
04/16/2021

FTA will host the next phase of Bus Agency Safety Plan (ASP) Implementation Workshops to help participants plan and practice implementing elements of their ASPs. Attendees will explore ways to implement processes for employee safety reporting, safety risk assessment, safety risk mitigation and compliance monitoring. Register: https://www.transit.dot.gov/PTASP-Workshops

FTA will host the next phase of Bus Agency Safety Plan (ASP) Implementation Workshops to help participants plan and practice implementing elements of their ASPs. Attendees will explore ways to implement processes for employee safety reporting, safety risk assessment, safety risk mitigation and compliance monitoring. Register: https://www.transit.dot.gov/PTASP-Workshops

Join FTA for its annual Transit Asset Management #TAM roundtable on June 22. The virtual event will feature a panel of t...
04/15/2021

Join FTA for its annual Transit Asset Management #TAM roundtable on June 22. The virtual event will feature a panel of transit agency executives discussing their plans for the future and how TAM helps with financial forecasting. Register by June 16: https://bit.ly/3s2Hhoo

#TAMVirtualRoundtable #BuildBackBetter

Join FTA for its annual Transit Asset Management #TAM roundtable on June 22. The virtual event will feature a panel of transit agency executives discussing their plans for the future and how TAM helps with financial forecasting. Register by June 16: https://bit.ly/3s2Hhoo

#TAMVirtualRoundtable #BuildBackBetter

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a fre...
04/15/2021

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a freight train, commuter train, or light rail crossing, ensuring your own safety, as well as that of passengers and of anyone else in the vicinity, requires you to be alert.” NHTSA https://bit.ly/3uJ5ov4

#StopTrainsCant. #crosscarefully

“Unless you’re at a crossing, it’s illegal to be on or near train tracks in any sort of vehicle. Whether you’re at a freight train, commuter train, or light rail crossing, ensuring your own safety, as well as that of passengers and of anyone else in the vicinity, requires you to be alert.” NHTSA https://bit.ly/3uJ5ov4

#StopTrainsCant. #crosscarefully

To help Pioneer Valley, MA residents travel to approximately 40 #COVID19 #vaccination sites in western Massachusetts, Pi...
04/14/2021

To help Pioneer Valley, MA residents travel to approximately 40 #COVID19 #vaccination sites in western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority launched a one-stop website for riders to identify locations, the bus routes to get there and links to each site's scheduling system. PVTA also partnered with Baystate Medical Center to facilitate ride scheduling for their patients, primarily 60+, who need rides to appointments at their community clinics. http://pvta.com/vaccineSites.php

To help Pioneer Valley, MA residents travel to approximately 40 #COVID19 #vaccination sites in western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority launched a one-stop website for riders to identify locations, the bus routes to get there and links to each site's scheduling system. PVTA also partnered with Baystate Medical Center to facilitate ride scheduling for their patients, primarily 60+, who need rides to appointments at their community clinics. http://pvta.com/vaccineSites.php

Do your part this #earthday2021: opt for transit & bring a friend 😊
04/14/2021

Do your part this #earthday2021: opt for transit & bring a friend 😊

Do your part this #earthday2021: opt for transit & bring a friend 😊

At the next #PTASP webinar, FTA will provide #transit agencies and states with sample approaches to planning and carryin...
04/14/2021

At the next #PTASP webinar, FTA will provide #transit agencies and states with sample approaches to planning and carrying out an annual Agency Safety Plan (ASP) review. Guest transit agency speakers will share their annual ASP experiences and answer questions from participants. Register: https://bit.ly/3eJ3ipt

At the next #PTASP webinar, FTA will provide #transit agencies and states with sample approaches to planning and carrying out an annual Agency Safety Plan (ASP) review. Guest transit agency speakers will share their annual ASP experiences and answer questions from participants. Register: https://bit.ly/3eJ3ipt

The nation's 3rd largest transit provider, NJ TRANSIT has embarked on an ambitious project to diversify its #bus fleet &...
04/13/2021

The nation's 3rd largest transit provider, NJ TRANSIT has embarked on an ambitious project to diversify its #bus fleet & create an environmentally sustainable transportation network statewide. With a $7 million grant from FTA’s Low- or No-Emission #LowNo Vehicle program, NJ Transit is adding up to 8 battery-electric buses to expand service along a bus line serving Newark and Irvington, densely populated areas bordering New York City. The green buses will improve accessibility for residents in communities that experience environmental challenges & help air quality. The project also aligns with state goals to switch all transit buses to zero-emission vehicles by 2032. During #EarthDay2021, we are promoting earth-friendly #transit projects.

The nation's 3rd largest transit provider, NJ TRANSIT has embarked on an ambitious project to diversify its #bus fleet & create an environmentally sustainable transportation network statewide. With a $7 million grant from FTA’s Low- or No-Emission #LowNo Vehicle program, NJ Transit is adding up to 8 battery-electric buses to expand service along a bus line serving Newark and Irvington, densely populated areas bordering New York City. The green buses will improve accessibility for residents in communities that experience environmental challenges & help air quality. The project also aligns with state goals to switch all transit buses to zero-emission vehicles by 2032. During #EarthDay2021, we are promoting earth-friendly #transit projects.

The #AmericanJobsPlan will give #transit a new future by doubling federal funding for public transportation & creating c...
04/13/2021
Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Twitter

The #AmericanJobsPlan will give #transit a new future by doubling federal funding for public transportation & creating connections for communities that have been excluded for too long. The plan will put America to work modernizing transit #infrastructure & promote #equity by investing in rural areas and communities of color. Learn more in USDOT’s video. https://twitter.com/i/status/1377646781308272642

“Let's get building! #AmericanJobsPlan https://t.co/8Exyk6Wgcm”

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $3.2M in #CIG funding to Ride UTA for the Ogden/Weber State University Bus R...
04/09/2021

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $3.2M in #CIG funding to Ride UTA for the Ogden/Weber State University Bus Rapid Transit Project. The 5.3-mile #BRT line will connect Ogden FrontRunner commuter #rail station to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital. bit.ly/3cRDZQx

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $3.2M in #CIG funding to Ride UTA for the Ogden/Weber State University Bus Rapid Transit Project. The 5.3-mile #BRT line will connect Ogden FrontRunner commuter #rail station to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital. bit.ly/3cRDZQx

To ensure transportation is not a barrier to receiving a #COVID19 #vaccination, Mountain Line in Missoula, MT created a ...
04/09/2021

To ensure transportation is not a barrier to receiving a #COVID19 #vaccination, Mountain Line in Missoula, MT created a special route map for healthcare providers to share with patients. The map illustrates how to access 7 vaccination clinics, all of which are within a few blocks of a #bus stop, and bus rides are fare-free.

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $37M in #CIG funding to Community Transit for the Swift Orange Line Bus Rapi...
04/08/2021

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $37M in #CIG funding to Community Transit for the Swift Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit #BRT project. The project will run between Lynnwood & Mill Creek, with connections to two Swift BRT lines as well as Sound Transit‘s planned Lynnwood expansion. The project includes improvements to the existing transit centers, infrastructure to support bus traffic signal priority, and 16 vehicles.https://bit.ly/3cRDZQx

FTA is pleased to announce an allocation of $37M in #CIG funding to Community Transit for the Swift Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit #BRT project. The project will run between Lynnwood & Mill Creek, with connections to two Swift BRT lines as well as Sound Transit‘s planned Lynnwood expansion. The project includes improvements to the existing transit centers, infrastructure to support bus traffic signal priority, and 16 vehicles.https://bit.ly/3cRDZQx

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Across from the Navy Yard- Ballpark Metro stop on the Green Line.

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The Federal Transit Administration is located at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington D.C. and supported by a network of 10 regional offices. The Region 1 office is located in Cambridge, MA and includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Region 2 office is located in New York City, NY and includes New York, New Jersey, and the Virgin Islands. The Region 3 office is located in Philadelphia, PA and includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Region 4 office is located in Atlanta, GA and includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. The Region 5 office is located in Chicago, IL and includes Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Region 6 office is located in Fort Worth, TX and includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Region 7 office is located in Kansas City, MO and includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Region 8 office is located in Lakewood, CO and includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The Region 9 office is located in San Francisco, CA and includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, and North Marianas. The Region 10 office is located in Seattle, WA and includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was founded as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) by the Urban Mass Transportation Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 9, 1964. We have 550 staff in Washington D.C. and in 10 regional offices across the country who manage our federal investment in public transportation. Every day, we work to advance Secretary Elaine L. Chao’s three priorities: safety, infrastructure investment and innovation.

With an annual budget of $13.4 billion, FTA funding supports more than 3,000 transit agencies in all U.S. states and territories. We partner with them through investments in large capital projects, share innovative ideas to improve transit through research and innovation, and oversee their safety programs.

If you’ve taken a public bus or ridden light rail or subway in the U.S., chances are you’ve benefited from FTA’s investment. We also support streetcars, passenger ferries and all other forms of public transit. FACEBOOK COMMENT POLICY Thank you for being a fan of FTA on Facebook. FTA participates on Facebook to engage with individuals and organizations about topics related to FTA’s mission. Unacceptable Comments A comment will be deleted if it contains: • Off-topic or irrelevant posts, or posts that involve personal or non-FTA activities • Hate speech directed at race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability • Overly aggressive, obscene, or profane language, photos, or images • Statements that defame, harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, or in any way infringe on the rights of others • Statements that encourage criminal conduct or otherwise violates any law or regulation in any jurisdiction • Promotion of services, products, or political organizations • Material that is copyrighted or trademarked • Spam or links to inappropriate sites • Disclosure of “personally identifiable information,” proprietary or privileged information, or information that could compromise the Agency’s security • Comments on any ongoing investigation of any sort • Other comments that the FTA Social Media team deems inappropriate All links posted as comments on FTA posts will be reviewed and may be deleted. Repeated violations of the FTA Comment Policy may cause the author to be blocked from the FTA page. RESPONSES Questions about FTA programs should be submitted to FTA’s “Contact Us” tool: https://ftawebprod.fta.dot.gov/ContactUsTool/Public/FAQs.aspx

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