For more information
contact Tyler Means at 816/474-4240.
The federal New Freedom Program supports new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives that go beyond those required by the Americans with Disablities Act of 1990.
SAFETEA-LU, the transportation legislation passed in 2005, requires that Federal Transit Administration funds for New Freedom projects be distributed in the Kansas City metro area through a competitive selection process that is consistent with the region's Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is the designated recipient for New Freedom funds in the region and must approve recommended projects as well as administer the funding.
Applicants please be aware that MARC is implementing 0.5% local match policy for all selected JARC and New Freedom projects. More information regarding this policy can be found below.
New Freedom funds are available for operating expenses that support new transportation services and public transportation alternatives that go beyond those required by the Americans with Disablities Act of 1990. New Freedom is a cost-reimbursement program that requires 50 percent local matching funds.
AVAILABLE 2012 FUNDING: $463,368
Consult Section I of the Competitive Selection Booklet for a description of estimated FFY 2012 funding.
MARC conducted a competitive funding round for Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom projects. Applications submitted in 2011 for New Freedom funding:
600 Broadway, Suite 200
programs that receive federal funding may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color or national origin, according to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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