File #: 2016-0391   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 4/29/2016 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2016 Final action: 5/26/2016
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE State and Federal Report.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Arroyo Verdugo subregion, Budget, Budgeting, Burbank, California High Speed Rail, Federal Transit Administration, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Formula Funds, Freeway service patrols, Full Funding Grant Agreement, Grant Aid, Growing States/High-Density States Formula Grants, High occupancy vehicle lanes, High speed rail, Informational Report, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail D Line, New Starts Program, Plan, Program, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, San Fernando Valley subregion, Southern California Association Of Governments, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998, U.s. Department Of Housing And Urban Development, United States Department Of Transportation, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1
Attachments: 1. May 2016 Leg Matrix
MAY 26, 2016



RECEIVE AND FILE State and Federal Report.
Executive Management Committee
Remarks Prepared By Raffi Haig Hamparian
Government Relations Director, Federal Affairs

Chairman Ridley-Thomas and members of the Executive Management Committee, I am pleased to provide an update on a number of federal affairs of interest to our agency. This report was prepared on May 4, 2016 and will be updated, as appropriate, at the Executive Management Committee meeting.
Federal Grants For Fiscal Year 2016
I am pleased to share with you today that Metro is actively and aggressively pursuing a number of grants authorized by the FAST Act and/or backed by the Federal Fiscal Year 2016 transportation appropriations bill adopted by the U.S. Congress late last year. Specifically, Metro has submitted applications for the FASTLANE Grant program and TIGER Grant program to the U.S. Department of Transportation for their consideration. Project submitted by our agency for these grants were outlined in a Board Box issued by our Chief Executive Officer last month. Metro's Government Relations team is actively seeking Congressional support for our grant applications.
I am also pleased to share that last month the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Metro was awarded over $8 million dollars in federal grant funding under two separate grant programs. Specifically, in partnership with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Metro will receive $4.2 million to be used towards the purchase of five electric zero-emission buses as well as eight charging stations. The electric bus infrastructure will serve the Metro Orange Line bus rapid transit corridor and the funding was made available through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Low or No Emissions Deployment Program. In addition, Metro w...

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