FTA Publishes Dear Colleague Letter on the Local Match Waiver for Complete Streets

Published on: March 17, 2023

On March 13, FTA published guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague letter waiving the local match for Complete Streets planning activities for the Metropolitan Planning Program and the State Planning and Research Program. FTA and the Federal Highway Administration will now start providing more support to transit agencies working on Complete Streets planning projects. This reflects a priority written into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to increase safe and accessible transportation options nationwide.

Complete Streets focuses on safety for everyone: pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users in addition to motorists. The Dear Colleague letter lists the eligible Complete Streets planning activities and conditions, as identified in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The waiver of the local match is in effect through 2026. Learn more in the Dear Colleague letter and on FTA’s Transportation Planning webpage.

Administrator Dear Colleague Letter
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