We have a few items for your review and action. Please take a moment out of your day to give these items your attention.
REMINDER: CERTS Application Portal Closes in One Week
We are just a week away from the CERTS grant application deadline of 7/19. Click here to access the website for the application portal. Also on this the webpage you will find CERTS program guidelines, frequently asked questions, and instructions regarding the ID.me identity service. Please note that after the deadline, the portal will not accept new applications, and users will not be able to finish draft applications in the portal. If you need help, call (877) 398-5862 for the CERTS Help Desk.
CHARTER RULE STILL PROBLEMATIC
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS
H.R. 3684, the Invest in America Act: Members received two email alerts on the impacts to the Charter Rule, but it seems we still have work to do! The bill was passed in the House right before July 4th recess period. While there were slight changes made to the language in an amendment, it remains problematic. The changes made adopted by the House are as follows:
- reduced the qualifying number of days for the service to last to be less than 15 days instead of less than 30 days;
- added a new restriction limiting the service provided to the geographic service area in which the transit agency provides regularly scheduled public transportation service