Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) FTA provides financial & technical assistance to public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail & commuter rail. We are part of USDOT.
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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 FACEBOOK COMMENT POLICY Thank you for being a fan of the FTA on Facebook. The Federal Transit Administration participates in 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, including MAP-21, should be submitted to FTA’s “Contact Us” tool here: http://ftawebprod.fta.dot.gov/ContactUsTool/Public/NewRequest.aspx

Mission: At FTA, we strive to improve America’s communities by making transit services an affordable, safe and dependable transportation option. For many Americans, transit is the vital link to employment, services, friends and family.

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01/21/2021

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FTA today announced 37 projects nationwide will receive a share of $15.8 million to support strategies to improve #trans...
01/19/2021

FTA today announced 37 projects nationwide will receive a share of $15.8 million to support strategies to improve #transit operations and enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the #COVID19 public health emergency. Projects will demonstrate cleaning protocols, contactless payment systems and other measures that strengthen public confidence in transit services. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/3bNT45I

FTA today advanced the environmental review for SEPTA - iseptaphilly.com’s King of Prussia #rail extension project by ap...
01/14/2021

FTA today advanced the environmental review for SEPTA - iseptaphilly.com’s King of Prussia #rail extension project by approving a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision allowing SEPTA to advance the design & construction of the Norristown High Speed Line. The 4-mile rail extension will provide a high-speed, one-seat ride for passengers traveling to King of Prussia, #Philadelphia, #Norristown and other destinations in Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create thousands of jobs, spur economic development and help the Greater Philadelphia region as it continues its economic recovery. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/3nJFp1Q

FTA will provide an overview of two recently published safety bulletins: End-of-Railcar Door Signage and Messaging (20-1...
01/13/2021

FTA will provide an overview of two recently published safety bulletins: End-of-Railcar Door Signage and Messaging (20-1) and Inward- and Outward- Facing Image and Audio Recorders (20-2). Join the webinar at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, January 26. https://bit.ly/3oqeSHW

Learn about new #transit funding available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of ...
01/12/2021

Learn about new #transit funding available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 at FTA’s upcoming informational sessions. Program staff will provide an overview of #CRRSAA and discuss eligibility, funding caps and eligible expenses.
Webinar 2 (targeted to Enhanced mobility for seniors & people w/ disabilities providers): 2 p.m. ET Wed., 1/13: http://bit.ly/3nhhNS6
Webinar 3 (all grantees): 3 p.m. ET Thursday, 1/4: http://bit.ly/38hld2P

Join FTA at a PTASP information session at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 27. FTA’s safety staff will provide #transit ...
01/12/2021

Join FTA at a PTASP information session at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 27. FTA’s safety staff will provide #transit agencies with sample approaches to implementing an Agency Safety Plan during the #COVID19 public health emergency and guest transit agency speakers will share their experiences and answer questions from participants. https://bit.ly/2Myd2qn

Learn more about FTA’s support of the Portal North Bridge project in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. ...
01/11/2021

Learn more about FTA’s support of the Portal North Bridge project in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams. NJ TRANSIT #AmericaWorksTogether https://youtu.be/T-pTOWzKi3s

FTA today announced that Valley Transportation Authority has submitted the first application in the nation under the new...
01/11/2021

FTA today announced that Valley Transportation Authority has submitted the first application in the nation under the newly established Expedited Project Delivery (EPD) Pilot Program and is also receiving a $100M funding allocation for the 6.5-mile extension of the BART rail system. This is the second funding allocation to VTA under the EPD Pilot Program after a $125M allocation in August 2019, bringing the total for the extension, which will run from the Berryessa Station through downtown City of San José to City of Santa Clara, to $225M. #AmericaWorksTogether http://bit.ly/38wreJ9

Today, FTA announced $766.5 million in federal funding under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants #CIG Program to NJ TRANSIT ...
01/11/2021

Today, FTA announced $766.5 million in federal funding under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants #CIG Program to NJ TRANSIT for the Portal North Bridge Project. The new two-track #railroad bridge across the Hackensack River in #Hudsoncounty #NewJersey will replace a century-old structure & increase capacity along the busy Northeast Corridor. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/3sgxQTG

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao today announced $14 billion in supplemental federal funding allocations to suppo...
01/11/2021

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao today announced $14 billion in supplemental federal funding allocations to support public transportation systems during the #COVID19 public health emergency through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act #CRRSAA of 2021. FTA is allocating $13.26 billion to #transit agencies in large & small urban areas, $678.2 million to rural areas and tribes & $50 million for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities. USDOT previously announced $25 billion through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security #CARES Act. #AmericaWorksTogether http://bit.ly/CRRSAA

Learn about new #transit funding available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of ...
01/08/2021

Learn about new #transit funding available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 #CRRSAA at FTA’s upcoming informational sessions. Program staff will provide an overview of CRRSAA and discuss eligibility, funding caps and eligible expenses.

Webinar 1 (all grantees): 1 p.m. ET Monday, 1/11: http://bit.ly/3s4XD1l

Webinar 2 (targeted to Enhanced Mobility for Seniors & People w/ Disabilities providers; all are welcome): 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, 1/13: http://bit.ly/3nhhNS6

Webinar 3 (all grantees): 3 p.m. ET Thursday, 1/14: http://bit.ly/38hld2P

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with the City of Kansas City, Mo. Government to support the KC Streetcar...
01/08/2021

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with the City of Kansas City, Mo. Government to support the KC Streetcar in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams. https://youtu.be/MITuAPThAaw

Today, FTA announced $174.1 million in federal funding under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants #CIG Program to the City of...
01/08/2021

Today, FTA announced $174.1 million in federal funding under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants #CIG Program to the City of Kansas City, Mo. to extend the KC Streetcar. The 3.5-mile route from Union Station to UMKC will link riders with jobs & educational opportunities & improve access to community services along the way. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/2JRMlvR

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District for the South Sho...
01/07/2021

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District for the South Shore Line Double Track project in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams. https://youtu.be/LrXt1BK0TMg

FTA is pleased to announce $173 million in federal funding to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NIC...
01/07/2021

FTA is pleased to announce $173 million in federal funding to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants #CIG Program. The project is a 26.6-mile second track on NICTD’s South Shore Line commuter rail service between Gary and Michigan City in Indiana. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/2XlqKPM

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with Valley Metro in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. ...
01/06/2021

Learn more about FTA’s Capital Investment Grant with Valley Metro in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams.
https://youtu.be/Iajy7km3Lfo

FTA is pleased to announce a $529.8 million grant agreement with Valley Metro for the South Central Light Rail Extension...
01/06/2021

FTA is pleased to announce a $529.8 million grant agreement with Valley Metro for the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5.5-mile extension will connect South Phoenix residents to the regional light rail system, improving access and mobility to destinations throughout the growing Phoenix region, including Arizona State University, downtown #Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grant #CIG Program. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/3nlllT8

FTA is offering virtual courses monthly from January– September 2021 for overseeing safety management system processes f...
12/23/2020

FTA is offering virtual courses monthly from January– September 2021 for overseeing safety management system processes for State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOA). FTA developed these courses to offer practical approaches for managing SSOA programs while #rail transit agencies transition to a Safety Management System framework. Register through the Transportation Safety Institute @TSIokc https://bit.ly/37ogASV

Congrats to Tri-Valley Transit, which last week held a groundbreaking for the Upper Valley Community Transportation Cent...
12/22/2020

Congrats to Tri-Valley Transit, which last week held a groundbreaking for the Upper Valley Community Transportation Center in Bradford, VT. The joint office & #bus storage facility, which will shelter up to 8 buses and serve as a transfer hub for riders, was supported by a $2.1M Buses and Bus Facilities grant through VTrans. The “net-zero” building will rely on solar energy and air-to-water heat pumps. Stagecoach Transportation VTrans

Stay informed about FTA’s latest #safety and oversight efforts in the December 2020 issue of the Transit Safety and Over...
12/21/2020

Stay informed about FTA’s latest #safety and oversight efforts in the December 2020 issue of the Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight newsletter, including the 2021 FTA Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Rates, Notices of Enforcement Discretion & upcoming webinars and training. http://bit.ly/3oW6uzS

Don’t miss FTA Deputy Administrator’s interview with Mass Transit Magazine, where she discusses how FTA has supported #t...
12/21/2020

Don’t miss FTA Deputy Administrator’s interview with Mass Transit Magazine, where she discusses how FTA has supported #transit through the quick allocation of federal funding, regulatory & administrative relief & support of safety measures to keep America and Americans moving during the #COVID19 public health emergency. http://bit.ly/37sZVyL

FTA just announced close to half a billion dollars in #transit #infrastructure investment in 7 states. Learn more in thi...
12/17/2020

FTA just announced close to half a billion dollars in #transit #infrastructure investment in 7 states. Learn more in this video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams https://youtu.be/atMsD9RIIio

FTA is pleased to announce $544.3 million in funding to 7 projects to support #transit infrastructure through the Capita...
12/17/2020

FTA is pleased to announce $544.3 million in funding to 7 projects to support #transit infrastructure through the Capital Investment Grants #CIG program. These investments will help communities improve access & mobility & contribute to economic recovery during #COVID19. FTA has advanced funding for 41 new CIG projects under this Administration, totaling approximately $10.7 billion in funding commitments. #AmericaWorksTogether Valley Metro GoRaleigh South Shore Line Bay Area Rapid Transit Bart Metropolitan Council Ride UTA KC Streetcar #kcstreetcar https://bit.ly/38eGkSl

Join U.S. Department of Transportation’s ROUTES Initiative webinar at 2pm for an overview of Benefit Cost Analyses (BCAs...
12/16/2020

Join U.S. Department of Transportation’s ROUTES Initiative webinar at 2pm for an overview of Benefit Cost Analyses (BCAs) & examples applicants can use to develop BCAs for their projects. Required for most discretionary grants at USDOT, BCAs can be one of the most challenging parts of the application. The webinar is geared toward potential applicants who are less familiar with the BCA process, but all are welcome. https://bit.ly/routesweb

FTA is pleased to announce $6.2 million to 9 projects in 7 states to plan for Transit-Oriented Development. FTA’s Pilot ...
12/15/2020

FTA is pleased to announce $6.2 million to 9 projects in 7 states to plan for Transit-Oriented Development. FTA’s Pilot Program for #TOD Planning helps communities that are developing new or expanded transit systems by funding comprehensive planning to improve access and encourage economic & mixed-use development. #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/387ax5r

Learn more about the FTA-supported Milwaukee County Transit System East West BRT project & how it will provide faster, m...
12/14/2020

Learn more about the FTA-supported Milwaukee County Transit System East West BRT project & how it will provide faster, more reliable transit service along the Milwaukee region’s busiest travel corridor in a video narrated by FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams https://youtu.be/UYQppX_3CHs

FTA is pleased to announce a $40.9M #CIG grant award to Milwaukee County Transit System to support its East West Bus Rap...
12/14/2020

FTA is pleased to announce a $40.9M #CIG grant award to Milwaukee County Transit System to support its East West Bus Rapid Transit Project, a 9-mile #BRT line from downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, with connections to Marquette University & Milwaukee’s Near West Side. With this announcement, FTA has advanced funding for 40 #CIG projects totaling $10.7B in funding commitments under this Administration. #transit #AmericaWorksTogether https://bit.ly/3ahvEoi

As #transit agencies across the nation continue to experience operational and financial challenges during the #COVID19 p...
12/11/2020

As #transit agencies across the nation continue to experience operational and financial challenges during the #COVID19 public health emergency, FTA will refrain from taking certain enforcement actions, including: through 7/20/21 against FTA grantees unable to certify compliance with the #PTASP regulation; or, through 8/20/22 against a rail transit agency or State Safety Oversight Agency whose staff are unable to complete training required under the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program regulation. https://bit.ly/2W1YQYi

Join FTA for a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan #PTASP webinar at 2 pm ET Thursday, 12/17 for tips for implement...
12/10/2020

Join FTA for a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan #PTASP webinar at 2 pm ET Thursday, 12/17 for tips for implementing Agency Safety Plans, including enhancing Safety Management Systems. Registration is limited. https://bit.ly/36WHnp1

How can #transit agencies understand and address changing rider needs during the #COVID19 public health emergency? Learn...
12/09/2020

How can #transit agencies understand and address changing rider needs during the #COVID19 public health emergency? Learn more at FTA’s Listening Session scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET December 15, 2020. https://bit.ly/2JpIUwf

Yesterday, at a U.S. Department of Transportation virtual event to promote efforts to combat #humantrafficking, FTA Depu...
12/09/2020

Yesterday, at a U.S. Department of Transportation virtual event to promote efforts to combat #humantrafficking, FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams moderated a panel spotlighting the work of NGOs that advocate for awareness and prevention. In her introduction, Williams highlighted FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness grants and successful efforts to encourage #transit leaders to sign @SecElaineChao’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge www.transportation.gov/stophumantrafficking

12/09/2020
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U.S. Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation hosted a virtual seminar today to underscore the important role of all aspects of the transportation industry in stopping human trafficking, and provided immediate, actionable steps all stakeholders can take to help amplify counter-trafficking efforts.

Watch Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao's remarks here:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/i3ztQt7qQaw

In opening remarks to a meeting of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)’s Multi-S...
12/08/2020

In opening remarks to a meeting of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)’s Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program, FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams highlighted FTA’s support of #rural and small urban #transit systems across the country. During the Trump Administration, FTA has awarded $945M in competitive grants to rural & small urban agencies, more than 20% of the annual total each year. OATS Transit Valley Transit The Kauai Bus Mountain Line #AmericaWorksTogether

Join FTA for a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan #PTASP webinar at 2 pm ET Thursday, 12/17 for tips for implement...
12/03/2020

Join FTA for a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan #PTASP webinar at 2 pm ET Thursday, 12/17 for tips for implementing Agency Safety Plans, including enhancing Safety Management Systems. Registration is limited. https://bit.ly/36WHnp1

The 2021 FTA Annual Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Rates are now available. For calendar year 2021, the random drug tes...
12/01/2020

The 2021 FTA Annual Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Rates are now available. For calendar year 2021, the random drug testing rate under FTA’s regulation (49 CFR part 655) will remain at 50% and the random alcohol testing rate at 10%. FTA requires drug and alcohol testing for transit employees performing #safety-sensitive functions. https://bit.ly/33xUvjL

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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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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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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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