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Summary of Proposed Changes
FTA Circular 9030.1D – Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions

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  • 1. FTA Circular 9030.1 D – Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions Summary of Changes Proposed Proposed
  • 2. Why is FTA updating 9030.1C?
    • 9030.1C released October 1, 1998
    • Need to incorporate program changes brought about by SAFETEA-LU (August 10, 2005)
    • Apply consistent format/style with other recently-updated circulars
  • 3. What kinds of changes?
    • Information updated to reflect changes in statute, regulation, and/or policy
    • Relevant information moved around & outdated information deleted among 7 Chapters & 6 Appendices
    • The proposed appendices are intended as tools for developing a grant application.
  • 4. Updated Information
    • Eligible Projects (Ch 3)
    • Transportation Development (formerly Toll Revenue) Credits Calculation Consistent w/ FHWA (Ch 3)
    • Associated Capital Maintenance, New Technology Introduction, Lease vs. Buy Considerations (Ch 3)
    • Program of Projects and Public Information (Ch 4)
    • Buses, Bus Facilities, & Fixed Guideway Rolling Stock (Ch 6)
    • Preparing a Budget (App A)
  • 5. New Information
    • New Definitions Section (Ch 1)
    • Coordinated Planning for Elderly & Disabled, JARC, New Freedom Programs (Ch 5)
    • Charter Bus, Commercial Driver’s License, Presidential Coin Act (Ch 7)
    • Grant Application Checklist (App A)
    • Preventive Maintenance Program Description (App E)
  • 6. Deleted Information
    • Transportation Planning Process (Planning Regs referenced in Ch 4)
    • Sample Forms:
      • Application
      • Lobbying Disclosure Form
      • Project Milestone Schedule
      • Subregional Allocation
      • Sample Certs & Assurances
    Most are available and updated on www.fta.dot.gov , the TEAM website, or in TEAM system.
  • 7. Your Input Requested
    • Federal Register Notice – September 30, 2009
    • November 30, 2009 – DEADLINE to submit your comments.
    • Regulations.gov , FAX, Mail, or hand delivery in DC
    • Proposed Circular on www.fta.dot.gov (Legislation, Regulations & Guidance -> FTA Circulars -> Proposed Circulars)
  • 8. TRANSITION SLIDE Imagine you hear pleasant music.
  • 9. STIP Guidelines
    • FTA Region 2 & FHWA – New York Division
    • STIP Revision Protocol
    • STIP Project Description Reference Guide
    • NYSDOT
    • TIP/STIP Guidance
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