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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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Why You Should Appreciate U.S. Roads

If you’ve noticed an absence of posts lately in this blog, it’s because I have just returned from an extended spring break to Costa Rica. I was told that it was a truly beautiful country, and I can’t say I…

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TIGER Preapplications Due Feb. 20

No lions and bears on the docket today, but we do want to make sure you know that there’s one week left to submit a preapplication for discretionary Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Through this competition, the Department…

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Sneak Preview: FMCSA Taking Steps To Improve Grants Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the February Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To better oversee the management of its grant programs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to enhance its grants management policy manual and set grants…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Transportation Funding a Mixed Bag

(This post is excerpted from an article in the Dec. 12 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The availability of federal transportation-related funding continues to be a mixed bag. On Nov. 28, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the distribution of…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Officials and Stakeholders Push For Quick Transportation Reauthorization

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 12 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Pressure to implement a long-term transportation package has ratcheted up again in recent weeks, despite the chilly fiscal climate that still hangs over any…

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Reauthorization Ruckus Over Transportation Funding

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled its much-anticipated transportation reauthorization proposal earlier this month, kicking off talks that will have a far-reaching impact on state and municipal transportation funding and projects.

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Budget Climate Makes Transportation Reauthorization Challenging

(This story is excerpted from the June 13 Local/State Funding Report.) Despite broad agreement that transportation infrastructure investments are critical, the U.S. still lacks a broad transportation reauthorization bill, injecting a high level of uncertainty into the conversations about transportation…

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Trains and Transportation Infrastructure: High-Profile and Highly Contentious

High-speed rail and transportation investments seemed to be on the fast track earlier this year with high-profile promises from the Obama administration, but in recent weeks, heated debates and increased scrutiny over federal spending have threatened to derail the issue.

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