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UpComing 2021 CALACT Board Meetings: 

 Tuesday  

 April 20 10:00 AM Conference Call

New FTA Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19 Now Available

FTA has posted 11 new Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) regarding COVID-19 related to the administration of funding provided in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and revised one FAQ regarding administrative relief on its website.

The new FAQs include CA37-47 and the revised FAQ is AD5.

Links:
FTA’s COVID-19 website
FTA’s COVID-19 FAQse

Please stay safe.

Vaccination Access to Expand

Beginning March 15, vaccination will be made available to those with certain health conditions, disabilities, illness, living spaces, or work environments that put them at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness.

 

Public transit workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. They are at high risk for occupational exposure, and maintaining continuity of transportation operations is critical.

 


CDPH Vaccine website for more information.

California unveils plan to promote sustainable transportation in funding decisions

California will prioritize funding sustainable transportation projects as part of a new climate action strategy announced today by the California State Transportation Agency. The draft is available for feedback through May 4 by emailing CAPTI@calsta.ca.gov.

 

The agency will hold a virtual public workshop March 18 and provide other opportunities for public feedback. Register here for the workshop. It expects to adopt a final version no later than July 15.

 

For more information on CAPTI, visit https://calsta.ca.gov/subject-areas/climate-action-plan  

American Rescue Plan Approved by House

This comprehensive legislation provides a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package and takes bold steps to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic while providing needed assistance to bolster the economy...

Governor Gavin Newsom Selects Secretary of State

Governor Gavin Newsom Selects Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California’s Next United States Senator
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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Additional Administrative Relief for Transit Agencies During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Morongo Basin Transit Authority Request for Proposal (RFP) #20-01, Multiple Award Joint Procurement for Cutaway, Electric Cutaway, and Vans.

CALACT is preparing a new cutaway bid, including small electric cutaways.  In order for your agency to use the CALACT/MBTA Cooperative for future vehicles you need to complete the survey below. 

DBE Program Requirements During COVID 19 Public Health Emergency

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FTA 4-6-2020 CARES Act Implementation Webinar

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CALACT Covid-19 Discussion Webinar

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This webinar is off-the-record and for use of public transit operators only.

Emergency Relief Form Letter for Agency Advocacy

Please fill out the attached letter (.doc) and send to your representatives. 

Covid-19 Resources for Agencies

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Coronavirus Resources

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Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan - Mini Workshop

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Sample Small Public Transportation Provider Agency Safety Plan

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CALACT Message Forum

CALACT is excited to present its message forum, where members can post questions and answers. Check it out.

New Public Transportation Safety Plan

F TA has released a new Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation online training course, Roadmap to Drafting an Agency Safety Plan for Bus Agencies. The course provides examples of how transit agencies can create compliant Agency Safety Plans.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Proposed 3-Year Overall Goal & Methodology for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) submitted its three-year overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2017 through 2019 to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on January 31, 2017. 

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Rural Transit Assistance Program Mentor-Protege Program

A program to connect seasoned transit staff to those new to transit-specific roles. Apply today (.doc)

49 CFR Part 40 Final Rule Changes - Update Template

Summary of Changes (.pdf)
Update Template (.doc)
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