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News Digest DOT 41-14

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Funding to University Transportation Centers.  The U.S. Department of Transportation released $62,631,600 in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) for the second year of two years of funding authorized by Congress for those selected in the FY2013 UTC Grant Program competition. The complete list of recipients is available online.

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Opening of New SunRail Commuter Rail Line, Expanding Transit Service in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the opening of the first phase of the SunRail commuter rail line, which will significantly expand transit options and connect thousands of residents to jobs and other economic opportunities throughout Central Florida.

Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative

The U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), launched a new initiative to help ensure that getting a ride to work, day care, or to a medical appointment is no longer an obstacle for veterans or their families. The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative will award grants to local transportation providers and other groups around the country so they can better coordinate and deliver important transit information through "one-call" or "one click" centers.

Financial Assistance Guidance Manual

This document provides procedural guidance to be followed in the award and monitoring of financial assistance awarded by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) with the objective of setting a standardized process for grant processing and management. For the purpose of this manual, financial assistance means the forms of assistance that provide funds to eligible recipients, e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, and assistance-type other transactions. Included in the manual are policies, guidelines, and instructions for performing specific activities associated with all stages of the financial assistance or grants management process.

Delphi eInvoicing System Deployment Schedule

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has implemented a program to transform and automate the grants payment process. This program will improve online invoice processing activities by having grant recipients submit invoices electronically via a new system called the Delphi eInvoicing System.

The Delphi eInvoicing System is a real-time invoicing tool that improves efficiency and data transparency by reducing the time between invoice submission and payment and by providing grant recipients with accurate invoice status reporting capabilities. The system will be available for invoice submission and processing from 6:00am ET Monday through 9:00pm ET Saturday. System maintenance will occur between 9:00pm ET Saturday through 6:00am ET Monday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $25 Million to Advance Local Transit Options for an America Built to Last

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of approximately $25 million in competitive funding grants to help communities take their first steps in planning future transit options to better connect people to where they live, work and play.

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