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Agency News and Guidance
June 22, 2020 - FTA Updates COVID-19 FAQs
June 22, 2020 - FMCSA Issues Third Party Skills Test Waiver
The waiver is effective July 1 through September 30, 2020.
June 18, 2020 - FTA Posts FAQs from Grantees Regarding COVID-19
June 17, 2020 - FMCSA Grants Regulatory Waiver in Response to COVID-19
The EO directs various executive agencies to explore emergency authorities to expedite infrastructure projects, including through statutory exemptions provided under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
April 30, 2020 - FAA to Award Nearly $1.2 Billion for Airports
The total includes $731 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and an addition $455 million in supplemental discretionary grants. Funds will be available for 100% of eligible costs under the CARES Act. The announcement includes funding by state.
April 30, 2020 – NHTSA Publishes Guidance on 911 Grant Program Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19
April 22, 2020 - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Issues Notice of Enforcement Discretion
The PHMSA will relax its enforcement of certain compliance deadlines for operators of gas transmission pipelines.
April 22, 2020 - FTA Provides Flexibility for Transit Agencies
The FTA will give transit agencies more time to meet the requirements of the Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation, which requires recipients of Urbanized Area Formula grants to develop certain safety plans. Agencies that are unable to submit the safety plans by the July 20, 2020 deadline will be subject to enforcement action until December 31, 2020.
April 20, 2020 - FTA Provides Additional FAQs for Grantees Regarding COVID-19
The FAQs provide clarity regarding how COVID-19 affects certain FTA requirements, including those related to CARES Act funding, Emergency Relief, civil rights, transit agency responses, and others.
April 17, 2020 - FMCSA Issues Notice of Enforcement Discretion
The FMCSA will not find a state in substantial non-compliance if it fails to post certain commercial driver’s license records within 10 days. The notice is in effect through June 30, 2020, or the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency.
April 16, 2020 - FAA Postpones FY 2020 AIP Application Deadlines
The deadlines for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) have been extended to May 4 for notices of intent and June 15 for final grant applications.
April 15, 2020 - FAA Announces $9.1 Billion in CARES Act Grants
Funding by state is available here.
April 13, 2020 - Expanded FAQs for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency
April 13, 2020 - FMCSA Releases Expanded FAQs for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency
April 9, 2020 - NHTSA Announces Waiver and Postponement of Certain State Highway Safety Grant Program Requirements
April 7, 2020 - FHWA Allows States to Issue Permits for Overweight Vehicles
States may issue permits based on identified routes that can safely handle defined overweight loads in accordance with bridge and tunnel requirements.
April 9, 2020 - FMCSA Provides Waivers of Requirements Related Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners
In response to COVID-19, FMSCA relaxed certain training requirements for third party Commercial Drivers License skills test examiners.
April 3, 2020 - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Allows States to Permit Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers
March 13, 2020 - FTA Increases Flexibilities to Help States Address COVID-19
FTA expanded eligibility for federal assistance under FTA’s Emergency Relief program. This includes allowing all transit providers to use federal formula funds for emergency-related capital and operating expenses and raising the cap on the federal share of those expenses.
Updated June 23, 2020