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Sneak Preview: FTA Rule Sets New Framework for Transit Safety

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring states and certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal financial assistance as a…

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FTA Seeks Comments on How to Define a ‘Federal Project’

Once again, the federal government is asking for your input. Now through Aug. 17, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be hosting an online dialog to collect public comments on how to best define a “federal project” that is subject…

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DOT Urges States To Meet April 2019 State Safety Oversight Deadline

In football, there’s the two-minute warning. For the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), we now have the one-year warning.

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Sneak Preview: FTA Revises Circular on Award Management

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has revised its “Award Management Requirements” circular (FTA Circular 5010.1E) to incorporate DOT regulations under the Office…

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Chicago Transit Authority Receives $1B Grant Award

Talk about the federal government putting a lot of eggs in one basket. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week provided about $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the…

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FTA Updates Its Guidance on Equal Employment Opportunity

Transit agencies receiving federal funding should be aware of new guidance recently issued by the Federal Transit Agency (FTA) pertaining to federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. FTA generally issues its guidance in the form of a circular.

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Sneak Preview: FTA To Review Blanket Approval for Change Orders

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Federal Transit Agency (FTA) this fall plans to evaluate its policy regarding recipient use of blanket approvals for change orders under a federal award after…

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Sneak Preview: FTA To Issue Guidance on At-Risk Grantee Oversight

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to develop guidance for its regional officials by the end of the year to ensure that…

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Sneak Preview: FTA Plans To Improve Hurricane Sandy Grant Program Reviews

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) agreed with a Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) recommendation to enhance the grant applicant review and award process…

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