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Release Date: January 23, 2009


(Workshop Reminder)


Topic:  Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) & New Freedom Programs

New York State Department of Transportation and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) are currently soliciting project proposals from the New York Metropolitan Area for possible funding under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom Programs. Approximately $11 Million in funds will be available for the 2009 grant solicitation.


Program and Solicitation Details:

The JARC and New Freedom Programs are intended to fund innovative and flexible programs and projects which identify and address the transportation needs of individuals with limited incomes and persons with disabilities. Projects should address transportation gaps and or barriers identified in NYMTC’s Interim Area Wide Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, which is available on the NYMTC website,  Eligible applicants include: private non-profit organizations, state and local government authorities, and operators of public transportation services (public and private).  Additional information on these programs and application is available through the NYMTC website.  The deadline for submitting applications is March 27, 2009.


Public Workshops:   From 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Long Island              

January 14, 2009                              



Lower Hudson Valley

January 29, 2009                                             

Westchester County Center   

198 Central Ave

White Plains, NY      


*New York City             

February 3, 2009


199 Water Street, 22nd Fl

New York, NY


Webcast:  The NYC afternoon session will also be a webcast.


Questions:   Nancy O’Connell, 212- 383-2529,

*Please RSVP for the New York City session to the contact noted above.



The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is a regional council of governments and transportation providers that serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York City, suburban Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.  In order to be more responsive to transportation planning needs at the local level, NYMTC is comprised of three Transportation Coordinating Committees (TCCs).  The Mid-Hudson South TCC covers Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties; the Nassau/Suffolk TCC covers Nassau and Suffolk counties; and the New York City TCC covers the five boroughs of New York City.


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