Important Transit Announcements
Below you will find information from your Local Government Coordination staff that may be of use.
Calendar Year 2013 Interity Bus Application
Below is the application for the 2013 Intercity Bus Program. The Office of Local Government Coordination estimates that $1,116,734 will be available for projects for calendar year 2013. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2012. Please contact our office if you have any questions.
E-mail addresses for all state employees have changed
Please review your latest Wyoming Transit newsletter or contact your LGC staff for the updated e-mail addresses.
New funding programs released by FTA
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently issued a list of forthcoming competitive funding opportunities for fiscal 2011. The idea behind the funding is to strengthen and improve public transit throughout the United States.
The FTA has created five grant programs to total more than $1 billion.
These grants reflect three of FTA’s highest priorities:
1. State of Good Repair
The State of Good Repair program was to replace or upgrade aging buses and bus facilities. There was $750 million. The deadline for this grant has already passed. To support sustainability there are two different programs available.
The first is Clean Fuels Bus program for replacing diesel-powered vehicles with $51.5 million available. There is also the “TIGGER III” program for capital investments to reduce energy consumption with $49.9 million. Both of those programs have an application deadline of Aug. 23.
The final two programs fell under the term of livability. The first was the Alternatives Anaylsis planning program to help communities evaluate the best transit options to meet needs. There was $25 million available. The second was the “Bus & Bus Facilities” program to purchase and replace buses and build bus-related facilities with $150 million. Both livability grant deadlines have passed.
If you have a project that you feel fits into any of these programs, please contact Taylor Rossetti at (307) 777-4438 to discuss applying for these funding opportunities.
FY 2012 - 2014 DBE goal for transit projects
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the Wyoming Department of Transportation - Office of Local Government Coordination in Cheyenne, WY 82009, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during federal fiscal years 2012 - 2014 beginning Oct. 1, 2011 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. The overall total DBE goal for fiscal years 2012-14 is 1 percent. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available below for inspection and public comment will be accepted in writing through Sept. 15 at the Wyoming Department of Transportation - 5300 Bishop Blvd., Planning Building Room 215, Cheyenne, WY 82009.