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Rural Area Circulars and Grant Guidance Update


On April 4, 2024, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposed Rural Areas Formula Grant Programs Guidance Proposed Circular. This critical update aims to streamline and consolidate existing program guidance related to the Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program (rural component) and the Rural Area Formula Grants Program, including the 5311(f) grant program. This proposed circular enhances efficiency and clarity for rural transit systems, ensuring they receive the support and resources needed for optimal operation.

The FTA seeks feedback from stakeholders and interested parties to refine and perfect this proposed circular. Your insights and comments are crucial to shaping the final guidance, making it more effective for rural transit initiatives. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to improving rural transportation infrastructure and services.

Comments on the proposed circular are due by June 3, 2024. We strongly encourage all relevant parties to review the document and provide their valuable input.

To submit your comments, please visit the official regulations website. We’ve prepared an editable template to help you construct submittable comments if needed.

Your participation is essential to ensure the guidance meets the unique needs of rural transit systems, promoting better transportation services and facilities in rural areas. Engage in this process and help shape the future of rural transit infrastructure.

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