The Federal Transit Administration published federal policy guidance which, in conjunction with the final rule FTA published in January, 2013, outlines the details of the new, streamlined evaluation and rating process for New and Small Starts projects under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Additionally, FTA has posted updated reporting instructions and forms for the new process, available on FTA's website here.
TRANSPORTVirginia Beach Light Rail at a Crossroads
The once-abstract idea of light rail in the city continues to take shape as planners crunch the numbers and take public comment on the most detailed scenarios yet for sending The Tide to the Oceanfront.
TRANSPORTFTA Releases FY2014 New Starts Report
This Annual Report on Funding Recommendations is issued by the United States Secretary of Transportation to help inform the appropriations process for the upcoming fiscal year by providing information on projects included in the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) discretionary Capital Investment Grant Program.
CTOD Comments On FTA's Proposed Circular On Joint Development Projects
Reconnecting America, Strategic Economics and the Center for Neighborhood Technology have released comments on the Federal Transit Administration's proposed circular on joint development.
The three are partners in the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, the only national effort dedicated to providing best practices, research, and tools to support equitable market-based transit-oriented development (TOD), and therefore uniquely qualified to discuss the FTA's proposed guidance to transit agencies on joint development projects.
Joint development projects are undertaken by transit agencies and public, private, or nonprofit entities to create transit-supportive development near transit stations. Joint development projects often take place on land owned by the transit agency, and can be stand-alone projects or part of larger TOD efforts. Transit agencies' contribution to TOD through joint development activities…
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National: Transit Surges as Americans Return to Work
The number of Americans commuting by public transportation rose to the second highest level on record last year, as more people returned to work, according to an annual survey released by the leading U.S. transit association on Monday...
Baltimore: FTA Approves Final EIS for Red Line
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed off on the Baltimore Red Line's…
FTA Joint Development Proposed Circular
After much anticipation, the Federal Transit Administration released its Joint Development Proposed Circular today. The proposed circular defines the term "joint development", explains eligible activities for FTA funding, describes the legal requirements applicable to the acquisition, use and disposition of FTA funded real property, and outlines the most common crosscutting requirements. The FTA is requesting comments on the proposed circular until April 5, 2013.
Federal Register LinkDownload Joint Development Proposed Circular
National Online Dialogue
FTA has announced an online dialog seeking ideas on how to effectively include transit operators on…