PRIME GRANT

RI-2023-002

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Application Purpose:
The purpose of this award is to provide funding for RIPTA's capital and operating expenses to continue safe and reliable service for the next 8-12 month period.

Activities Performed:
The activities to be performed under this award are:
- Fixed-route bus procurement
- Purchase computer equipment
- Support facility rehabilitations
- Passenger facility rehabilitations
- Preventative maintenance
- Study development
- Training
- High capacity transit development
- Complementary ADA paratransit service
- Purchase office equipment and security enhancements.

Expected Outcomes:
Funding will permit RIPTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service and maintain existing fleet and agency facilities. It will also allow for planning initiatives for expansion of service and/or other outcomes outlined in the UPWP. The following activities are considered to be safety-related projects fulfilling the BIL requirement to spend not less than 0.75% of this award on safety-related projects: support facility rehabilitations, passenger facility rehabilitations, preventative maintenance, and security enhancements.

Intended Beneficiaries:
RIPTA and passengers in Rhode Island will benefit from the capital and operating funds within this award as they will allow for RIPTA to maintain its existing fleet and passenger and administrative facilities.

Subrecipient Activities:
None.
Awarding Agency
Place of Performance
Rhode Island United States
Geographic Scope
State-Wide
Related Opportunity
None
Notes
Amendment Since initial award the total obligations have increased 2507% from $1,828,217 to $47,670,470.
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority was awarded Safe and Reliable Transit Services Grant for RIPTA in Rhode Island Project Grant RI-2023-002 worth $38,136,375 from the FTA Office of Budget and Policy in May 2023. The grant has a duration of 3 years 6 months and was awarded through assistance program 20.526 Buses and Bus Facilities Formula, Competitive, and Low or No Emissions Programs. $9,534,095 (20.0%) of this Project Grant was funded by non-federal sources.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 6/5/23

Period of Performance
5/30/23
Start Date
11/1/26
End Date
9.0% Complete

Funding Split
$38.1M
Federal Obligation
$9.5M
Non-Federal Obligation
$47.7M
Total Obligated
80.0% Federal Funding
20.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Transaction History

Modifications to RI-2023-002

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
RI-2023-002
SAI Number
RI-2023-002-00-20.526
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Other
Awarding Office
691384 REGION 1 VOLPE NATIONAL TSC
Funding Office
693JJ8 OFFICE OF BUDGET AND POLICY(TBP)
Performance District
RI-90
Senators
Sheldon Whitehouse
John Reed
Modified: 6/5/23