The Transit Program is responsible for the distribution and oversight of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants authorized under the
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Please review the application checklist located in each funding application to ensure that all required pages and documents are submitted.
With the exception of the transmittal letter and authorizing resolution, the application has been formatted to allow completion using the templates provided. The transmittal letter must be submitted on your agency’s letterhead and signed by an authorized representative. The authorizing resolution must be adopted at an official meeting of the governing body after which it must be notarized and attested.
Should you have any questions as you begin completing the application, do not hesitate to contact your Transit Project Manager for assistance.
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The SWTRP documents transit needs across the state and prioritize future investments.
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The Department has completed a Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan on behalf of 92 participating public transit providers in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.
A copy of the Final TAM Plan is available for viewing via the below link.
As a primary Grant recipient responsible for administering FTA funds, GDOT is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive Grant Management oversight activities. These activities are designed to educate, evaluate and ensure that all subgrantees are informed and in compliance with FTA required reporting.
It must be noted that although the FTA funding regulations are sometimes similar to The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), it is the FTA specific rules that govern Transit programs. FTA evaluates grantee adherence to grant administration requirements through a comprehensive oversight program and conducts periodic oversight review and/or site visits.
The Georgia DOT Transit Program, is committed to following the established Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Title VI guidelines and regulations detailed in FTA Circular 4702.1B, to ensure no person shall be excluded from participation in, or is denied the benefits of, or is subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin.
GDOT’s commitment and oversight extends to providing ongoing technical assistance, training and communications to all sub recipients of federal funds. All sub recipients must be in compliance with the Title VI Program requirements.
You may also file your complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration at:
Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator East Building, 5th Floor - TCR 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590
If information is needed in another language, then contact (404) 631-1231.
The mission of the Georgia DOT Transit Office is to "Identify and support cost effective, efficient and safe transportation systems.” This is accomplished through the distribution and oversight management of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century ACT (MAP-21).
As a primary Grant recipient responsible for administering FTA funds, GDOT is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive Grant Management oversight activities. These activities are designed to educate, evaluate and ensure that all sub grantees are informed and in compliance with FTA required reporting. It must be noted that although the FTA funding regulations are sometimes similar to The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), it is the FTA specific rules that govern Transit programs. FTA evaluates grantee adherence to grant administration requirements through a comprehensive oversight program and conducts periodic oversight review and/or site visits.
The Human Services Transportation Plan is a joint effort between the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Georgia Department of Community Health and the Georgia Department of Transportation to assess the RHST efforts within Georgia.
Georgia DOT is working with
Department of Human Services (DHS) and
Department of Community Health (DCH) to update the State’s Coordinated Rural and Human Services Transportation (RHST) Plan. To date, this effort has involved assessing the current extent of coordinated RHST efforts within Georgia and identifying ways to serve more trips across the state by improving efficiency, reducing redundancy, and leveraging new funding opportunities. Study efforts have been ongoing since 2010 and the current phase of activity will continue through March 2012.
On the state level, the three major funders of RHST (GDOT, DHS, DCH) along with the Governor’s Development Council (GDC) and other state agencies have established an ongoing
Technical Coordinating Group (TCG), comprised of staff representatives from each agency, to oversee the state’s coordination efforts in cooperation with
GDC’s RHST Committee and Advisory Subcommittee.
In the course of these activities, Georgia DOT has been working with the 12 regional commissions and has conducted a series of workshops to determine the existing RHST services as well as RHST needs for each of the regions. Three regions (Middle Georgia, River Valley and Three Rivers) were selected to implement mobility management pilot projects to enhance and support regional coordination efforts. These three regions initiated Mobility Management tasks in late 2011. The projects will be assessed throughout the year to determine if the program should be expanded to other areas of the state.
The RHST Coordination Plan Update recommends the implementation of Mobility Management at both the State and Regional levels – mobility management is a strategic approach that designates a dedicated resource, or Mobility Manager, to focus on identifying and implementing coordination principals and strategies that enhance and improve efficiency and levels of service for customers, ultimately helping to stretch the transportation dollar further. Ongoing activities in support of the mobility management initiative include:
The three major state agencies in conjunction with a variety of other state entities are working together as a Technical Coordinating Group (TCG) to advise a statewide Mobility Manager. The Mobility Manager is responsible for ongoing coordination efforts at the state level while also providing advisory and technical support to regional Mobility Managers. The goal of the TCG and State Mobility Manager will be to determine effective coordination efforts that will result in reduced overall costs and expanded mobility.
Georgia DOT is currently working with the state’s transit
511 service, operated by the
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority’s (GRTA) Xpress Customer Service Center, to incorporate statewide RHST information into the system.
Georgia DOT is working with DHS and DCH to conduct a thorough review of the operating and reporting policies and procedures for each of their RHST activities. The goal is to identify common elements that can be consolidated into a unified policies and procedure manual that streamlines duplicative reporting. This will save regional and local transportation providers time and administrative costs by eliminating reporting redundancies.
The TCG is working to develop a series of educational and outreach materials that can be tailored to fit the needs of the 12 regional commissions to help educate their local decisions-makers on the benefits of RHST coordination.
As a part of the statewide coordination effort, GDOT has met with the regional commissions (RCs) and local stakeholders to assess the current RHST conditions, needs and goals of each region. Three regional commissions – Middle Georgia Regional Commission, River Valley Regional Commission and Three Rivers Regional Commission received Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant funding to initiate regional mobility management pilot projects. The lessons learned from these pilots will be documented and utilized to facilitate the implementation of permanent Mobility Managers in these regions as well as to implement Mobility Managers in other RCs across the state in the future. The regional pilots will work in partnership with the State Mobility Manager.
A Mobility Manager will be hired, or an existing staff member will take on new responsibilities, in each of the three regions to oversee and manage coordination efforts within the region that will include tasks such as:
GDOT is initiating an update to the RHST Plan in 2021-2022. For more information, please contact Matthew Wilson, Mobility Manager, at email@example.com or 404-631-1359.
The Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) was initiated in 1986 by FTA of the U.S. DOT. RTAP provides resources, training and technical assistance to rural public and community transportation systems throughout Georgia.
The Georgia RTAP Center is administered by the Georgia DOT to: