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2015 TrAMS Notices

December 30, 2015
Federal Financial Report and Milestone Progress Reports

TEAM closed and moved to a read-only status on November 30, 2015. The functionality to complete the Milestone Progress Report and Federal Financial Report via TEAM is currently disabled. FTA is therefore waiving requirements to file monthly reports due on December 30, 2015 and monthly and quarterly reports due on January 30, 2016. For those reporting monthly, the next report will be due by February 29, 2016. For those reporting quarterly, the next report will be due by April 30, 2016. The first reports filed in TrAMS should represent the cumulative financial and progress on awards. In the interim, recipients should report any significant events affecting grants and projects directly to the Regional Office.

FTA’s Fiscal Year 2015 Certifications and Assurances (C&As) and Master Agreement will remain in effect until the Transit Awards Management System (TrAMS) deploys. FTA will publish the FY 2016 C&As in the Federal Register in coordination with the deployment of TrAMS. At that time recipients can execute (PIN) their certification in the TrAMS system.

November 2015

FTA’s grants management software, TEAM, closed November 30, 2015. Please review our Q&A for more information on what to expect following the closing of TEAM and FTA’s transition to TrAMS.

October 2, 2015

Information about the transition from TEAM to TrAMS

August 12, 2015

Year-End Transactions

FTA has completed development of the new transit grant-making system, TrAMS, and has performed an initial round of end-to-end testing on the system. The information and active participation by FTA grantees in reaching this stage has been critical and is greatly appreciated. While the TrAMS progress is notable, the current FTA grant-making system, TEAM, will continue in operation until the normal fiscal year closing date in late September 2015. When FTA re-opens the grant-making process for FY 2016 during October of this year, TrAMS will go into operation. Effective immediately, grant development and award activity can continue to proceed in TEAM.

FTA is taking this approach for a number of reasons. First, while the initial testing was encouraging, additional technical improvements are needed. The goal is a system that is 100 percent ready-to-go. Second, it is important that there is ample training for FTA and grantee staff, including the opportunity to use a training version of the system before it’s deployed. During the past three months, FTA has done extensive training, and 96 percent of the FTA’s over 800 grantees receiving TrAMS training indicated that they were excited about what they saw in the new grant-making system. Further information about training opportunities will be shared soon. Finally, the timing of the FY 2015 Appropriation law’s enactment and the subsequent apportionment creates potential hardships for FTA grantees, an issue many grantees have brought to FTA’s attention. For these reasons, the TrAMS operating date will be moved from April to October 2015.

TrAMS will deliver many benefits to FTA grantees, including the ability to award grants containing funds from multiple FTA programs (e.g. a single grant with Urbanized Area and State of Good Repair funds) which will eliminate the need to fund a single project with multiple grants and reduce grantee reporting. TrAMS will also have the ability to match disbursements with project activities. In addition, changes to FTA’s ECHO-web grantee payment system will be deployed with TrAMS, making it easier for grantees to submit and track payment requests.

February 15, 2015

FTA Grant System Update

TEAM to Remain in Operation during FY 2015 — Grant-making with TrAMS will begin in FY 2016 FTA has completed development of the new transit grant-making system, TrAMS, and has performed an initial round of end-to-end testing on the system. The information and active participation by FTA grantees in reaching this stage has been critical and is greatly appreciated. While the TrAMS progress is notable, the current FTA grant-making system, TEAM, will continue in operation until the normal fiscal year closing date in late September 2015. When FTA re-opens the grant-making process for FY 2016 during October of this year, TrAMS will go into operation. Effective immediately, grant development and award activity can continue to proceed in TEAM

January 7, 2015

User Manager Outreach Notice

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