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VTA News:

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Federal News:

Transit Asset Management Final Rule

FHWA, FTA Release Long-Awaited Rewrite of Planning Rules

FTA Releases Final Rule on Transportation Planning 

FTA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) jointly released final regulations May 27 governing statewide, non-metropolitan and metropolitan transportation planning.  The new rules incorporate changes to the planning process contained in both the MAP-21 and FAST Act reauthorizations including:

-  Requiring a performance-based approach to planning;
-  Requiring states to have a higher level of involvement with non-metropolitan local officials;
-  Providing a process for the creation of regional transportation planning organizations (non-metropolitan);
-  Integrating planning and environmental review processes, as well as programmatic mitigation plans; and
-  Changing the membership of large MPOs to include public transit providers.

You can read the final rule here.

Grant Development Milestone Examples using TrAMS

US DOT Notices of Funding Opportunity:

Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Program

The Federal Highway Administration issued a NOFO for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Program. The funding would go towards the development of model deployment sites of technologies to improve safety, efficiency and system performance and infrastructure return on investment. These monies can be used for Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management Centers, traffic signal management, uniform fare or payment collection systems, connected vehicle system or dynamic ride sharing. Applications are due by June 3, 2016.

APTA

APTA Draft Comments on FTA's Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan

APTA Draft Comments on FTA's Proposed Award Management Circular

CTAA Analysis on FAST Act:

http://web1.ctaa.org/webmodules/webarticles/articlefiles/FTA_FastActImplementation_Notes.pdf

http://web1.ctaa.org/webmodules/webarticles/articlefiles/FAST_Act_Implementation.pdf

CTAA Comments on FTA Safety Plan NPRM:

http://web1.ctaa.org/webmodules/webarticles/articlefiles/SafetyPlanNPRMFInal.pdf

Click here for TrAMS TIPs for GRANTEES

State News:

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Selection for $165 Million FASTLANE Grant to Deliver the Atlantic Gateway Project - See more at: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=15801#sthash.8KeBFs6i.dpuf

DRPT FY17 Six-Year Improvement Plan

 Local News:

Metro faregates to accept SmarTrip® only starting March 6 

Starting Sunday, March 6, Metrorail faregates accept SmarTrip only and will no longer accept paper farecards, a key milestone on Metro's yearlong phase-out of the outdated fare media. Customers with paper farecards may transfer the value to a SmarTrip card by using the brown vending machines at Metrorail stations or at any Metro sales office through June 30, 2016.

For more information about trading in a paper farecard visit wmata.com/paperless.