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A copy of each response to a Question for the Record (QFR) provided to Congress by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and its components, FY 2014
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U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave , SE Washington. DC 20590
r·1AR 0 9 2015
File No.: FY 2014-242
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 13, 2014. You requested a copy of each response to a Question for the Record (QFR) provided to Congress by the Department of Transportation (DOT) or its components since January 1, 2009, or if voluminous, January 1, 2012. Responsive records that were provided to two other FOIA requesters for the same information, but limited to 2014, are provided on the enclosed CD-ROM. Please let us know if this is not sufficient for you. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Davis at (202)366-5531.
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Post-Hearing Questions for the Record Submitted to the Honorable John D. Porcari From Chairman Mark Begich “ONE YEAR LATER: EXAMINING THE ONGOING RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE SANDY” NOVEMBER 6, 2013
1. The Federal Transit Administration is in a unique position which allows them to fund a project that may also later receive Public Assistance funding from FEMA. How many of these projects are currently receiving funding from both funding sources? Answer. No projects are receiving funds from both sources. Some multimodal agencies are receiving funds from both sources for different types of projects. FTA is funding transit projects and FEMA is funding non-transit projects. a. How are you ensuring that both of the federal agencies are not paying for the same things? Answer. FTA and FEMA have developed a joint tracking system by which each agency notifies the other of grants awarded. In addition, FTA and FEMA communicate regularly regarding grant awards and other issues as they arise. b. We have observed that FTA grants take a “systems approach” to a rebuild project, which can differ from FEMA’s “replace as-is” approach. We would like your insights on what are the differences between these two programs, and what might be the potential advantages. Answer. Transit assets, and transportation assets in general, differ from other built infrastructure (such as buildings) in that obsolete equipment cannot usually easily be rebuilt or replaced. Furthermore, replacement in kind may be mor