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NOW AVAILABLE: PTASP Agency Safety Plan Directory

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FTA published an Agency Safety Plan (ASP) Directory as part of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Resource Library. Transit agencies can use these publicly available ASPs as a resource to help with their own ASP. FTA has not assessed whether any of these plans meet applicable statutory or regulatory requirements. … Read more

ICT’s reporting deadline is approaching on July 1, 2022

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This year, CARB provided a tutorial webinar and Guidance document to help transit agencies with their reporting.  All materials and the webinar recording can be accessed from CARB’s website https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/innovative-clean-transit/innovative-clean-transit-reporting-tool-ictrt. Questions regarding the reporting could be directed to CARB’s program email account at ict@arb.ca.gov. The reporting tool (https://ictrt.carb.arb.ca.gov/) will close at 5:00 pm, Friday, July … Read more

2022 California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disparity Study

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BBC Research and Consulting (BBC) has been retained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct a disparity study. This study will assess how minority-and woman-owned businesses are faring in the marketplace and provide recommendations for how Caltrans might provide more equitable opportunities to businesses throughout the area. Caltrans FTA Disparity Study Public Meeting … Read more

May Revise- Budget Update

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Governor Gavin Newsom presented the May Revision of his January budget proposal on May 13, and for the first time, the governor’s budget has surpassed $300 billion. The purpose of the Revision is to update revenues based on tax receipts and present any new administrative proposals or changes to the governor’s January proposal. The summaries … Read more

Layered Approach to Reducing The Impacts of Covid-19 on Public Transit

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Dr. Andrew Krum from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) developed a webpage with information about ways to prevent COVID-19 on public transportation. VTTI would like to make this a useful resource for transit professionals on this topic.  This effort was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) for research on … Read more

Transit Driver Shortage and Workforce Development Questionnaire

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Dear Transit Operators, We would appreciate your feedback and ask you to complete this short survey that focuses on driver shortage and workforce development issues and how you are trying to solve them. It asks for some brief information about your agency’s experiences with driver shortages and workforce development. If you have any questions about … Read more

HVIP Set to Re-Open to Voucher Requests March 30

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HVIP is set to re-open to voucher requests for standard HVIP funds at 10 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. For FY21-22, $196.6 million is available for standard HVIP voucher requests. Additionally, the following set-aside funds will also become available at the same date and time.      1) $65.5 million for public transit … Read more

Co-Operative Update

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We need to update you as a Consortium member of significant developments in the industry and market for buses. As you may be well aware-serious supply chains, chip shortages, and production stoppages at all the manufacturers are resulting in significant cost increases. The suppliers are applying for Force Majeure relief under the terms of the … Read more

Federal Mask Requirement Extended to April 18, 2022 for Public Transportation

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the security directive requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and in public transportation hubs through April 18, 2022. Read the TSA announcement here. During this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding when and under what circumstances masks … Read more