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Section 1512 reporting begins on July 1, 2010 and ends Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Reports that are submitted between Thursday, July 15, 2010 and Tuesday, July 20, 2010 will be marked as late and no report can be submitted after Tuesday, July 20, 2010.  Technical assistance resources can be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440_10542.html  

The State of Georgia will receive $144 million for public transit projects in Georgia. Of the $144 million, MARTA receives $7.4 million of that amount for fixed guideway modernization. $98.7 million will go directly to larger transit systems in urbanized areas of the state. $37.9 million has been appropriated for Georgia DOT:

  • $12.3 million for urbanized areas with populations under 200,000,
  • $25.6 million for rural transit in the non-urbanized parts of the state. Funds are included for administration and Georgia DOT plans to use 15% (about $3 million) for administrative purposes associated with grant and project administration.

Local transit systems will use funding for capital improvements to their transit systems. All transit systems are required by FTA to maintain 5-year capital improvement plans, so ARRA funds will allow them to advance fund items that are already on their capital improvement plans.

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Atlanta to Macon Corridor (Track 2) Application

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Phase II ARRA Transit Projects

Phase I ARRA Transit Projects

On Friday, August 21, 2009, FTA announced the approval of GDOT’s application for grant funds for Phase 1 Transit Capital Assistance (Section 5307) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The total grant amount of $9,090,177 includes funding for 6 small Georgia urban transit agencies in Albany, Athens, Gainesville, Hinesville, Macon and Rome, and a 10% state administration grant.

FTA Guidance

View the Federal Transit Authority's Policy Guidance and Procedures for ARRA Grants

Call for Projects Section 5311(f) Intercity Bus Program

The Department has $3.85 million in ARRA funds for the Section 5311(f) program which is a set aside of 15% from the total Section 5311 allocation. The Call for Projects solicits “shovel-ready” projects that may be funded under this program. Here are some useful tools:

For more information please contact:
Steven Kish, Transit Program Manager

(404) 631-1237

skish@dot.ga.gov

Ferry Boat Discretionary Grant

Funding

Most of the projects to be funded with transit stimulus funds will be selected by the state’s transit system operators; however, Georgia DOT will take the lead for transit projects outside Georgia’s urbanized areas

The Department sought and obtained the Governor’s certification of 22 transit projects statewide, for a total of $38 million on June 3, 2009.

 

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