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2018 VTA Awards

VTA is currently accepting nominations for 2018. For more information and to access the application, click here.  Applications are due by March 22, 2018. 

Current Transit Legislation: 2018 Virginia General Assembly

Metro and mass transit funding: Differing proposals for funding up to about $150 million required for Metro made their way through the two chambers. House Republicans proposed to provide $105 million by redirecting existing Northern Virginia transportation funds, but that bill also caps increases in Metro's operating budget to 2% per year. The House proposal (HB 1539) does not include funds for statewide mass transit systems nor does it provide for a regional gas tax floor for Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads. It does, however, include language for a new statewide prioritization process that will replace the current TSDAC tiers. HB 1539 passed the House 78-21.

The Senate version (SB 856), which passed 25-15 on the floor of the Senate, would provide $154 million for Metro, including increased regional taxes (transient occupancy tax, grantor's tax, and gas tax floor for NoVa and Hampton Roads), as well as redirected state money and additional money from Northern Virginia local governments. VRE will also receive dedicated funding in this bill, similar to existing dedicated state funding that currently supports statewide Amtrak services. The statewide prioritization process is also included in this bill. An earlier proposed sales tax on ride services such as Uber and Lyft, which would have provided funding for statewide mass transit, was deleted from the Senate bill on Friday in the Senate Finance Committee. Resolution of these different approaches will probably occur in the context of the final discussion on the state budget.

Transit Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly
January 22, 2018

On Monday, January 22 the Virginia Transit Association hosted its annual legislative briefing, Transit Advocacy Day, and “Transportations Choices” Legislative Reception. For more information and photos, please click here

 


 

 


Watch the Transit Capital Video that highlights the impact

of transit on Virginia's economy and why an investment in

transit capital is critical.



The Honorable Tom Rust

Former House Transportation Chair and Member of

The Transit Capital Revenue Advisory Board
 

Transit Capital Project Revenue Advisory Board Report


 

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VTA News:

DASH Offers Demonstration Of Electric Bus Of The Future

Federal News:

Administration Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 

FTA - Updated TAM Website Demonstration Video: A TAM website demonstration video is now available to help navigate the wealth of resources available on the FTA TAM website.

FTA - New FAQs: The TAM FAQs page has been updated to include additional information on requirements for 5310 grantees.

FTA - TAM Final Rule Compliance Checklist: An updated version of the TAM Final Rule Compliance Checklist is now available, including additional information about requirements for Tier I and Tier II agencies.

FTA Region III TrAMS Grant Development Reference Guide 2017

Industry Footprint Map 

APTA Legislative and Regulatory Updates:

State News:

Metrorail and VRE Boost State Revenues by $600 Million 

Smart Scale:  Information regarding the scores and the funding scenario are available here

VTRANS2040:  The Draft 2025 Recommendations for Tier 1 needs are currently being presented to all MPO and/or PDC regions in Virginia.  All the materials from these meetings are available at http://www.vtrans2040.com/Pages/Recommendations.aspx

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DRPT FY18 Six-Year Improvement Plan