January 18, 2020
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  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
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  • 12:06 pm USDOT Preps $906M Worth of INFRA Funding for FY 2020

The Federal Transit Administration is making $19.2 million in grant funding available to support “comprehensive planning” for public transit projects by encouraging ridership, improving transit access, or supporting economic and mixed-use development near public transportation projects.

The agency issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on September 18 for that grant money, noting that applicants must be an FTA grantee; either a project sponsor of an eligible transit project or an entity with land use planning authority in the project corridor. The deadline for grant applications is November 18.

K. Jane Williams

“Convenient and safe access to public transportation for all is a priority for FTA,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams in a statement – adding that these grants are being offered through the agency’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD planning.

“This program is an excellent opportunity for communities to plan transit-oriented development that improves mobility for citizens and captures the value associated with new transit projects,” she said.

Last year, FTA said it awarded $16.6 million in grants to 20 organizations for such comprehensive planning efforts, such as making zoning changes to encourage development along a proposed bus rapid transit line in Indianapolis and conducting an analysis of multi-modal access to stations along a proposed light rail line in Maryland.



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