TDOT has announced a new competitive capital grant program made possible by the IMPROVE Act. TDOT has made available up to $13 million statewide for transit projects. Transit providers that receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 or 5311 funds are invited to apply for up to $3 million.
Projects should address TDOT’s three top priorities: (1) safety, (2) reduction of congestion, and (3) economic development. A 25% local match is required. In some cases, federal funding can be used for local match. Examples of the types of projects eligible include: transit centers, maintenance facilities, transit stations, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology, passenger amenities, rolling stock, and safety and security equipment. An application is required and strong local and MPO support is highly encouraged.
The application deadline is November 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM Central time. Applications should be submitted to Matthew Long, TDOT Transit Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as TDOT.MultimodalAdmin@tn.gov. The Application package, including an introduction letter by TDOT Commissioner John Shroer, Fact Sheet, application and instructions, can be found below.
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