Transit Program Overview
ARRA - Registered Lobbyist Communications Concerning the Recovery Act
Ensuring Transparency of Registered Lobbyist Communications.
Written Communications from Registered Lobbyists Concerning the Commitment, Obligation, or Expenditure of Recovery Act Funds for Particular Projects, Applications, or Applicants
This new program, which will be administered by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), allows small and disadvantaged businesses to apply to be reimbursed for bonding premiums and fees incurred when competing for, or performing on, transportation infrastructure projects funded by ARRA. The program will be especially helpful for businesses with traditionally less working capital than larger contractors.
Certifications Required by Sections 1201, 1511, and 1607
State and local governments and agencies must complete several certifications required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
These include section 1201, Maintenance of Effort; section 1511, Transparency and Oversight; and section 1607, Additional Funding Distribution and Assurance of Appropriate Use of Funds.
In the case of section 1511, the certification must be made and posted before funds are received.
The listing of States and their equivalent below, when clicked, make available the certifications received to date from those governments.
The “Other” link at the end of the listing makes available certifications from other entities, such as cities, counties, airports and regional transit operators.
U.S. DOT Guidance on Recovery Act Certifications
Secretary LaHood’s February 27, 2009 Letter
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued guidance on February 27, 2009, requesting action by the Nation’s Governors to make certifications and other assurances that the funding made available under the Recovery Act will be spent for worthy infrastructure projects.
View the letter: PDF
Formula Block Grants
On-Demand Recovery-related Videos
Collection of Federal Register Notices for the Recovery Act releated to the US Department of Transportation.