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The mass transportation division of the United States Department of Transportation, also known as the FTA. In the scope of The Crittenden Automotive Library, the FTA is responsible for bus transportation, outside the scope it is also responsible for rail transportation. Formed as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration in 1964.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Federal Transit Administration page on 10 October 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transportation systems. The FTA is one of ten modal administrations within the DOT. Headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the President of the United States, the FTA functions through a Washington, D.C., headquarters office and ten regional offices which assist transit agencies in all states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Until 1991, it was known as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA).

Public transportation includes buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, monorail, passenger ferry boats, trolleys, inclined railways, and people movers. The federal government, through the FTA, provides financial assistance to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems. The FTA oversees grants to state and local transit providers, primarily through its ten regional offices. These providers are responsible for managing their programs in accordance with federal requirements, and the FTA is responsible for ensuring that grantees follow federal mandates along with statutory and administrative requirements.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy sent a major transportation message to the U.S. Congress. It called for the establishment of a program of federal capital assistance for mass transportation. Said President Kennedy: "To conserve and enhance values in existing urban areas is essential. But at least as important are steps to promote economic efficiency and livability in areas of future development. Our national welfare therefore requires the provision of good urban transportation, with the properly balanced use of private vehicles and modern mass transport to help shape as well as serve urban growth."

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 into law, which passed the House by a vote of 212-129 and cleared the Senate 52-41, creating the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The agency was charged with providing federal assistance for mass transit projects, including an initial $375 million in capital assistance over three years as mandated by the act. In 1991, the agency was renamed the Federal Transit Administration.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
January 2005Successes in Stewardship Linking Planning and NEPA: Facilitated Workshops Sponsored by FHWA and FTA
Federal Highway Administration
HTML - 1 page
May 2009Successes in Stewardship FHWA/FTA Final Rule Update to Environmental Impact and Related Procedures
Federal Highway Administration

PDF
- 66KB - 3 pages
14 July 2015Highway Trust Fund Deadline
Therese W. McMillan
Federal Transit Administration
Text - 1 page
26 October 2016Selected Findings from FTA Traffic Assignment & Feedback Research
TMIP Webinar Slides
Howard Slavin for the Federal Highway Administration

PDF
- 1.7MB - 52 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
15 February 1994Limitation on Alcohol Use by Transportation Workers; NoticeFederico Peña
Rodney E. Slater
Gordon J. Linton
3 February 1998National ITS Architecture Consistency MeetingsDennis C. Judycki
Edward L. Thomas
11 February 1998Environmental Impact Statement: Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas CountiesFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Ronald A. Speral & Louis F. Mraz, Jr.)
13 March 1998National ITS Architecture Consistency MeetingsDennis C. Judycki
Edward L. Thomas
29 April 1998SECRETARY SLATER KICKS-OFF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TRANSIT BUS ROLL-OUT IN NATION'S CAPITALFederal Transit Administration
30 July 1998FERNANDEZ ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONFederal Transit Administration
21 September 1998SECRETARY SLATER ANNOUNCES $3.9 MILLION TO NORTH CAROLINA DOTFederal Transit Administration
8 June 1998FTA Announces Projects Selected For Bus Rapid Transit Demonstration ProgramFederal Transit Administration
18 January 2001U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $19.3 Million to Wisconsin for TransitFederal Transit Administration
18 January 2001U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $22.1 Million to Michigan for TransitFederal Transit Administration
2 July 2001DOT Announces Winners of National Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle Design CompetitionFederal Transit Administration
21 August 2001U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $4.4 Million to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityFederal Transit Administration
30 November 2010State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program FundsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
31 January 2011TIGGER and Clean Fuels Grant Program FundsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
25 February 2011Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (Ann M. Linnertz)
14 March 2011Bus Testing; Calculation of Average Passenger Weight and Test Vehicle WeightFederal Register: FTA (Peter M. Rogoff)
18 March 2011Transfer of Federally Assisted Land or FacilityMarisol Simón
10 May 2011Notice of Request for the Reinstatement of an Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (Ann M. Linnertz)
19 May 2011Bus Testing: Calculation of Average Passenger Weight and Test Vehicle Weight, and Public Meeting and Extension of Comment PeriodFederal Register: FTA (Therese McMillan)
24 June 2011Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter M. Rogoff)
27 June 2011FY 2011 Discretionary Livability Funding Opportunity; Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative Program Grants and Section 5339 Alternatives Analysis ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter M. Rogoff)
13 July 2011Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program GrantsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
27 July 2011Section 5309 Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
3 August 2011Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (Ann M. Linnertz)
3 August 2011Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (Ann M. Linnertz)
12 October 2011Environmental Impact Statement, Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project (Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York)Jonathan D. McDade
18 July 2012Designation of Transportation Management AreasVictor M. Mendez
25 July 2012FY 2012 Discretionary Funding Opportunity; Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities and Section 5312 National Research Program Veterans Transportation and Community Living InitiativeFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
3 August 2012Notice of Request to Rescind Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan ChassisDorval R. Carter, Jr.
14 August 2012Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program FundsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
28 August 2012Notice of Request To Rescind Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan Chassis; Extension of Comment PeriodDana C. Nifosi
28 August 2012Title VI; Final CircularFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
1 October 2012Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
2 October 2012Americans With Disabilities Act: Proposed Circular Chapter, Vehicle AcquisitionFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
2 October 2012Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program FundsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
9 November 2012Fiscal Year 2013 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter M. Rogoff)
3 December 2012Decision To Rescind Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan ChassisFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
4 December 2012Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Grant ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
12 December 2012Notice of Request for New Information CollectionsFederal Register: FTA (Ann M. Linnertz)
14 December 2012Bus Testing: Calculation of Average Passenger Weight and Test Vehicle WeightFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
7 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresPeter Rogoff
Victor M. Mendez
19 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor Mendez
Peter Rogoff
28 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
30 August 2013Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application RequirementsVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
Joseph C. Szabo
19 September 2013Environmental Impact and Related Procedures--Programmatic Agreements and Additional Categorical ExclusionsVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
24 September 2013Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (Susan Camarena)
22 November 2013Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (Matthew M. Crouch)
27 November 2013Notice of Buy America Waiver for MinivansDorval R. Carter, Jr.
26 December 2013National Rural Transportation Assistance Program: Solicitation for ProposalsFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
9 January 2014FY13 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Peter Rogoff)
13 January 2014Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresGregory G. Nadeau
Peter Rogoff
10 March 2014Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Therese McMillan)
31 March 2014MAP-21 Section 1306 Financial Penalties GuidanceGregory G. Nadeau
Therese McMillan
2 June 2014Policy Guidance on Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) RepresentationTherese McMillan
Gregory G. Nadeau
2 June 2014Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning; Proposed RuleTherese McMillan
Gregory G. Nadeau
4 June 2014Discretionary Funding Opportunities: Prior Year Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative)Federal Register: FTA (Dorval Carter, Jr.)
10 June 2014Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (Matthew M. Crouch)
30 July 2014Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program: Proposed CircularFederal Register: FTA (Therese W. McMillan)
22 August 2014Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (Susan Camarena)
2 September 2014Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation PlanningGregory G. Nadeau
Therese W. McMillan
10 September 2014Additional Authorities for Planning and Environmental LinkagesGregory G. Nadeau
Therese W. McMillan
16 September 2014Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application RequirementsGregory G. Nadeau
Therese McMillan
Joseph C. Szabo
6 October 2014Environmental Impact and Related Procedures--Programmatic Agreements and Additional Categorical ExclusionsGregory G. Nadeau
Therese W. McMillan
24 October 2014Formula Grants for Rural Areas: Guidance and Application InstructionsFederal Register: FTA (Therese W. McMillan)
27 October 2014Fiscal Year 2014 Bus Ladders of Opportunity Initiative Grant Program Project SelectionsFederal Register: FTA (Therese W. McMillan)
4 November 2014Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (Susan Camarena)
6 March 2015Contracting InitiativeAnthony R. Foxx
13 March 2015Notice of Availability of Revised Guidance on the Environmental Review ProcessGregory G. Nadeau
Therese W. McMillan
17 March 2015Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (Matthew M. Crouch)
16 April 2015Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program: Guidance and Application InstructionsFederal Register: FTA (Therese M. McMillan)
23 June 2015Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program Updates; Proposed RuleFederal Register: FTA (Therese McMillan)
23 July 2015FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program InformationFederal Register: FTA (Therese McMillan)
24 September 2015FY15 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Matthew J. Welbes)
20 November 2015Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau & Therese W. McMillan)
10 December 2015Notice of Limitation on Claims Against a Proposed Transportation ProjectFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Daniel M. Mathis & Lucy Garliauskas)
29 March 2016FY16 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Grant Programs; 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program and 5339(c) Low or No Emission ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Matthew J. Welbes)
29 March 2016Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility GrantsFederal Register: FTA (Ellen Partridge)
12 April 2016FY16 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Grant Programs; 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program and 5339(c) Low or No Emission Program--CorrectionFederal Register: FTA (Matthew J. Welbes)
9 May 2016Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)
17 May 2016Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for MinivansFederal Register: FTA (Ellen Partridge)
27 May 2016Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning; Final RuleFederal Register: Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration
27 June 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau & Carolyn Flowers)
1 August 2016Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program UpdatesFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
1 August 2016Fiscal Year 2015 Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment (LoNo) ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
7 September 2016Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Low or No Emission Grant Program Project SelectionsFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
23 September 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau & Carolyn Flowers)
29 September 2016FY16 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP)Federal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
3 October 2016Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)
3 October 2016Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)
12 October 2016Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program Project SelectionsFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
20 October 2016Notice of Buy America Waiver of Domestic Content Requirement for Minivans and VansFederal Register: FTA (Ellen Partridge)
1 November 2016Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for Radio ConsolesFederal Register: FTA (Ellen Partridge)
22 November 2016Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Zero Emission Research OpportunityFederal Register: FTA (Matthew Welbes)
28 November 2016Private Enterprise ParticipationFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
20 December 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau/Carolyn Flowers)
19 January 2017FY 2017 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
14 March 2017Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information CollectionFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)
27 April 2017FY 2017 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Matthew J. Welbes)
19 May 2017Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)
19 May 2017Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB ReviewFederal Register: FTA (William Hyre)




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