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File #: 2022-0239   
Type: Application Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2022 Final action: 5/26/2022
Title: APPROVE the programming of $108.79 million in state and local funds to commit local match for Metro's grant applications to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to procure up to 160 battery-electric buses and supportive charging infrastructure and for related workforce development activities, as detailed in the funding plan in Attachment A.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Application, Bus Acquisitions, California Transportation Commission, Compressed Natural Gas - Powered Buses, Electrification, Federal Transit Administration, Funding plan, Grant Aid, Metro Affordable Transit Connected Housing Program, Plan, Procurement, Program, Proposition C, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, Rolling stock, State Transportation Improvement Program, Transportation Development Act - Article 4, Transportation Development Act of 1971, Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Funding Plan, 2. Attachment B - Project Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 18, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: MATCH REQUIREMENT FOR FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION LOW OR NO EMISSION PROGRAM AND BUSES & BUS FACILITIES PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATIONS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the programming of $108.79 million in state and local funds to commit local match for Metro's grant applications to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to procure up to 160 battery-electric buses and supportive charging infrastructure and for related workforce development activities, as detailed in the funding plan in Attachment A.

Issue
ISSUE

The FTA is accepting applications for grant awards from the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program and the Buses and Bus Facilities Program before the May 31, 2022 deadline. A grant award of up to $104 million from the approximately $1.72 billion available nationwide will support Metro's implementation of Phase 2 of the Zero Emission Bus Rollout Plan that the Board approved in March 2021 (Legistar File 2020-0636) and related workforce development activities.

Board approval is needed to commit funds according to FTA's non-federal funding match requirement. The proposed funding commitment of $108.79 million is in addition to the $58.35 million for the procurement of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure included in Los Angeles County's 2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) that the Board approved in December 2021 (Legistar File 2021-0666) and in the 2022 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved in March 2022. Metro will submit an application for the Low-No program to procure 160 buses and supportive charging infrastructure and related workforce development activities, and submit an application for the Buses and Bus Facilities program to procure 80 battery electric buses and supportive charging infrastructure and related workforce d...

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