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FTA Announces Availability of $21 billion in FY 2023 Funding

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FTA today announced it is making about $21 billion available to transit agencies and communities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding to support public transportation throughout the country, detailed in apportionment tables for each program. Full-year funding is available following Congressional passage of an FY 2023 appropriations act last month. Transit funding increased overall compared … Read more

FTA Announces Availability of Nearly $1.7 Billion to Modernize Fleets and Deploy Clean Transit Buses Across America

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The Federal Transit Administration today announced the availability of nearly $1.7 billion to support state and local efforts to modernize aging transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses, renovate and construct bus facilities, and support workforce development. Made possible by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which included historic funding to support public transportation, this Notice … Read more

Federal Transit Administration Funding Subrecipient:

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Federal regulations require that recipients of specific Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311 funds establish and implement anti-drug and alcohol misuse testing programs.  Recipients are also required to annually prepare and maintain a summary of testing results.  Each recipient shall be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of each report submitted by an employer, … Read more

ODAPC Guidance – DOT Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals

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The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance is issuing a Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) that is effective January 1, 2023.  The document authorizes SAPs to conduct remote assessments and evaluations for employees with drug and alcohol violations.   You can view the guidance document at https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/statement_of_enforcement_discretion_SAPs

CALACT Accepting Nominations for Annual Member Awards

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CALACT’s Membership Committee is accepting nominations for the CALACT 2023 Annual Awards.  Individuals and Agencies can be nominated for six award categories.  Annual Awards will be presented at CALACT’s 2023 Spring Conference & EXPO, being held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, CA, during the Annual Awards luncheon on April 18th, 2023. … Read more

Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan Guidance for Transit Agencies

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Prepared for the ZEB Rollout Plan Assistance Session at the2022 CalACT Spring Conference and Expo The Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation became effective on October 1, 2019 and requires all California public transit agencies to gradually transition their bus fleets to zero‑emission technologies. The ICT regulation applies to all transit agencies that own, operate, or … Read more

FTA Issues Notice of Partial Buy America Waiver for Vans and Minivans

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The Federal Transit Administration today published a Federal Register Notice announcing a two-year waiver of the Buy America domestic content requirement for certain commercially produced vans and minivans used in public transportation, due to the unavailability of compliant vehicles.  This waiver covers mass-produced, unmodified non-ADA accessible passenger vans and minivans.  Final assembly of these vehicles … Read more

2022 TRANSIT AND INTERCITY RAIL CAPITAL PROGRAM

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2022 TRANSIT AND INTERCITY RAIL CAPITAL PROGRAM 1 Authority and PurposeThe Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB) 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by SB 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015), to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to fund transformative capital improvements … Read more