Public Notice:

2017 - 2021 Transporation Improvement Program Amendment #36

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311 Award for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 - 2018

Public comments will be received through August 12, 2018

Overview

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, is proposing to amend the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding the following five (5) new projects:


1. PIN 5824.69 NFTA 5311 17/18 Operating Assistance

$151.5K FTA 5311 (50%) + $151.5K (Local Match (50%))

 

2. PIN 5824.70 Niagara Falls 5311 17/18 Operating Assistance

 $102K FTA 5311 (50%) + $102K Local Match (50%)


3. PIN 5824.71 Niagara Falls 5311 17/18 Capital Assistance for Bike Racks and Technology Equipment

$38K FTA 5311 (80%) + $7.6K Local Match (20%)


4. PIN 5824.72 Niagara County 5311 17/18 Operating Assistance

$216K FTA 5311 (50%) + $216K Local Match (50%)


5. PIN 5824.73 Niagara County 5311 17/18 Capital Assistance for Replacement of Three Transit Buses

$366K FTA 5311 (80%) + $73.2K Local Match (20%)

 

Project Details

The Formula Grants for Rural Areas program (FTA Section 5311) provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000, where many residents often rely on public transit to reach their destinations. The program also provides funding for state and national training and technical assistance through the Rural Transportation Assistance Program.

The federal (FTA Section 5311) funding share is limited to 50 percent for operating assistance and 80% for capital assistance.

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SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Public comments will be received through August 12, 2018 at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.