GO! Transit Capital Program

 

The GO! Transit Capital Program is a competitive funding program designed to address some of the critical capital-related public transportation needs throughout Georgia. During the 2015 Legislative Session, the Georgia General Assembly designated $75 million in General Obligation bond funds for the program and identified the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) to administer it. This website provides all relevant information, forms and guidelines related to the program. If you have any questions about the program, please send them to gotransit@georgiatolls.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Who Can Apply

Existing public transportation operators that are government units as well as local, regional, and state government units, including Community Improvement Districts, are all eligible to apply for the GO! Transit Capital Program.

How to Apply

The Application contains the instructions for submission, a checklist to assist with preparing the submission, and the detailed application form. Additionally, a Definitions document provides all key terminology used in the Program.

When to Apply

The application window for The GO! Transit Capital Program was from October 30, 2015 to January 31, 2016. The application season is now closed.

Project Eligibility

The following project criteria must be met in order for a project to be eligible for the GO! Transit Capital Program (unless the applicant is proposing to use the fourth option to distribute funds as outlined in the Informational Webinar on Slide 24):

  • Must be a capital project
  • Have a useful life of at least 10 years
  • Allow SRTA to have legally sufficient ownership interest
  • Must be operated by an existing public transportation operator

Application Review Process

GO! Transit Capital Program staff will review all applications and provide an initial ranking to an Advisory Panel representing a diverse set of statewide interests. The Advisory Panel will make recommendations for project award to the SRTA Board who will develop a final set of recommendations. This graphic captures the GO! Transit Capital Program process.

Awarded applications will complete the GO! Transit Capital Program Agreement. Applicants are encouraged to review this agreement prior to submitting an application to ensure the terms can be met.

Additional Information

This presentation provides summary information about the program and may be useful when providing an overview to local staff or decision makers.

Questions/Contacts

If you have any further questions please send an email to gotransit@georgiatolls.com.