Department of Transportation - Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment Program, Recovery Act Recovery Plan
Provide capital assistance for the modernization of existing fixed guideway systems such as heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, monorail, trolleybus, aerial tramway, inclined plane, cable car, automated guideway transit, ferryboats, and that portion of motor bus service operated on exclusive or controlled rights-of-way, and high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes.
Investment in transit fixed guideway infrastructure translates into transportation alternatives that contribute to the livability of our cities and communities by reducing air pollution, reducing congestion during peak commuting periods, and promoting urban land use patterns that reduce energy use. These transportation services also provide basic mobility to individuals who do not have vehicles, persons with disabilities, people with low income, and senior citizens for access to employment, basic services, and leisure locations.
The measures have been revised to enrich the performance metrics for Recovery targets. In some instances, targets will not be available until additional baseline data has been collected.
Condition - stabilize and improve the condition of the rail fleet which is measured using a scale of 1(poor), 2 (marginal), 3 (fair), 4 (good), and 5 (excellent).
|Frequency : Annual|
|Direction : Increasing|
|Type : Outcome|
|Explanation : Explanation of measure: Aimed at improving the transportation infrastructure, which will improve service, ridership and other factors that determine mobility. Our primary goal is not to allow the condition of the rail fleet to decline. |
|Unit : scale 1 thru 5|
Schedule and Milestones
March 5, 2009, FTA published the allocation of formula funds in the Federal Register to urbanized areas with fixed guideway transit service. Accordingly, eligible public transportation providers, State Departments of Transportation, and Metropolitan Planning Organozations in those areas began submitting grant applications to FTA for formula funds.
September 1, 2009, grant recipients in each allocated area must receive grant awards for at least 50 percent of the area’s initial allocation.
March 5, 2010, all of the allocated funds must be awarded in grants.
On September 30, 2010, all funds not obligated in an approved grant will be returned by FTA to the US Treasury..
September 30, 2015 is the last day for grant recipients to receive reimbursement of an eligible expenditure under an ARRA gran
|Apportionment of funds
|First 1201 ARRA reporting
|Second 1201 ARRA reporting
Projects and Activities
Activities include the rehabilitation and modernization of fixed guideway transit systems.
The Department of Transportation created a common risk management protocol for each of its Recovery Act programs to follow. It includes (1) completing a risk assessment to identify risks, (2) completing a risk profile to assess risks, (3) developing a risk mitigation strategy to address identified risks, and (4) participating in a validation and testing process to ensure that risks are being addressed. This Recovery Act program is participating fully in the established risk-management process and may even enhance that process with additional program-specific risk management actions.
Cost and Performance Plan
FTA provides information on these projects on its external (internet) website http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440.html where information on ARRA project plans and progress is presented. Agencies organize cost and performance data for grant applications by using the TEAM-Web grants management systems which is available on to grantees on-line at http://ftateamweb.fta.dot.gov/fta-flash2b.html . Information on project costs, goals, and schedule must be entered to allow FTA staff to determine if they are qualified expenses. Performance information for these agencies must then be submitted to the National Transit Database at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/ where it is validated and data products based on the reports are made available to FTA and the general public.
Energy Efficiency Spending Plans
In general, better transit service as supported by well-maintained fixed-guideway systems attracts drivers and thus decreases the impact of automobile use by replacing it with less energy-intensive multi-passenger modes of transportation and encourages more compact land-use patterns that further decrease energy use.
Program Plan Award Types
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