Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 43. Best Practices in the Electronic Administration of Federal and State Transit Grants

Although many State departments of transportation (DOT's) federal transit grant application and management functions are automated with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on-line grant making tools, Transportation Electronic Award and Management (TEAM), and Electronic Clearing House Operation System (ECHO) for disbursements, there are still many grant management processes undertaken by DOTs that are not interfaced with these automated systems or are off-line paper processes. This is especially true for federally funded sub-recipients grants issued by State DOT's as well as state funded transit grant programs that are administered outside of the FTA's TEAM structure. State DOT's employ word processing documents as well as off-line spreadsheets and other databases to support the input requirements for TEAM and ECHO and for FTA reporting requirements not captured in TEAM. The lack of a direct interface of this information into TEAM and ECHO, as well as other reporting requirements creates much duplication of effort by state DOT transit program personnel. This research will describe current best practices by State DOT's in the automation of transit grant management activities as well as identify common grant management tasks, activities and reports that are need-based candidates for future automation.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99997.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, TaskT

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bond, Alex

  • Start Date: 20120416
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37770

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543701
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, TaskT
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2014 1:03AM