Fed Central

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY NEWS RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Welcome to CTAA’s one-stop federal transit legislation page. Mousing over the boxes below will take you to CTAA legislative analyses, bill language, official letters, resources and more. The CTAA legislative team of Chris Zeilinger, Taylor Klocke and Scott Bogren are responsible for this site, please contact them if you have any questions.

Our Legislative Priorities

Each year, the CTAA Board Legislative Committee works with the Association's legislative staff to develop a set of annual legislative priorities. These priorities are then shared in draft with CTAA's State and Tribal Delegates for additional input before they are published and disseminated.

Letters and Press Releases

Periodically, CTAA issues letters and press releases expressing our positions on key legislative, regulatory and other public transportation issues.

Testimony

Every so often, CTAA is asked by either House or Senate Committee staff to participate in hearings, typically through providing written and oral testimony. Sometimes we select a CTAA member to represent the Association during a hearing. Other times, the testimony is handled by staff.

Notices

In this section of our Fed Central site, we'll post official federal notices of funding opportunities, regulatory comment periods, funding awards notices and more.

Regulations

Issues surrounding the regulatory environment for agencies operating transportation services are always of keen interest to CTAA members. In this section of Fed Central you'll find collected Association regulatory resources, recommendations and analyses organized by regulatory category.
  • Asset Management
  • Buy America
  • CDL
  • Charter Bus
  • Civil Rights/DBE/Title VI
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • NTD
  • Oversight/Audits
  • Procurement
  • Safety

Appropriations and Apportionments

Annually, Congress engages in a federal transit appropriations process, both House and Senate, that results in FTA issuing annual apportionment notices that establish investment levels for federal transit funding. We'll collect key appropriations and apportionments documents here.

Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Every five-to-six years, Congress reauthorizes the nation's surface transportation law, a process commonly called reauthorization. This process typically involves numerous hearings and establishes baseline funding levels, regulations, new programs and more. We'll post here current authorizing language and CTAA analyses and concepts for reauthorization.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Whether through Medicaid, Medicare, managed care or in direct contracts with hospitals, clinics and other health care providers, many CTAA members are directly engaged in providing NEMT services in their communities. We'll collect the most important NEMT guidance, notices of funding, legislative action and regulatory updates here.

Our Legislative Priorities

Each year, the CTAA Board Legislative Committee works with the Association's legislative staff to develop a set of annual legislative priorities. These priorities are then shared in draft with CTAA's State and Tribal Delegates for additional input before they are published and disseminated.

Letters and PRess Releases

Periodically, CTAA issues letters and press releases expressing our positions on key legislative, regulatory and other public transportation issues.

Notices

In this section of our Fed Central site, we'll post official federal notices of funding opportunities, regulatory comment periods, funding awards notices and more.

Regulations

Issues surrounding the regulatory environment for agencies operating transportation services are always of keen interest to CTAA members. In this section of Fed Central you'll find collected Association regulatory resources, recommendations and analyses organized by regulatory category.
  • Asset Management
  • Buy America
  • CDL
  • Charter Bus
  • Civil Rights/DBE/Title VI
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • NTD
  • Oversight/Audits
  • Procurement
  • Safety

Appropriations and Apportionments

Annually, Congress engages in a federal transit appropriations process, both House and Senate, that results in FTA issuing annual apportionment notices that establish investment levels for federal transit funding. We'll collect key appropriations and apportionments documents here.

Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Every five-to-six years, Congress reauthorizes the nation's surface transportation law, a process commonly called reauthorization. This process typically involves numerous hearings and establishes baseline funding levels, regulations, new programs and more. We'll post here current authorizing language and CTAA analyses and concepts for reauthorization.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Whether through Medicaid, Medicare, managed care or in direct contracts with hospitals, clinics and other health care providers, many CTAA members are directly engaged in providing NEMT services in their communities. We'll collect the most important NEMT guidance, notices of funding, legislative action and regulatory updates here.
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