Office Of Public Transit


The Iowa DOT issues joint participation agreements for State Transit Assistance (STA) and each subrecipient project that is part of an approved statewide grant from FTA. All joint participation agreements incorporate the following information by reference.

Part II - contains the boilerplate provisions for all of Iowa DOT's transit joint participation agreements, with the exception of those agencies with new or amended collective bargaining agreements after February 17, 2017; those agencies have individualized Part II documents, linked below. Along with generic agreement language applying to all agreements, Part II includes the terms and conditions that apply to each federal funding program.

Appendices – various FTA program circulars, as well as state or federal regulations incorporated into the Joint Participation Agreements by reference.

  1. Federal Transit Administration Master Agreement, FTA M A (23) (10/01/16)
  2. Capital Investment Program Guidance and Application Instructions, FTA Circular 9300.1B (11/01/08)
  3. Elderly Individuals with Disabilities Program Guidance and Application Instructions, FTA Circular 9070.1F (05/01/07)
  4. Non Urbanized Area Formula Program Guidance and Grant Application Instructions, FTA Circular 9040.1F (04/01/07)
  5. 761 Iowa Administrative Code, Public Transit Rules, Chapters in the 900 Series (PDF)
  6. Iowa DOT Model Transit Procurement Protest Procedure
  7. Grant Management Requirements, FTA Circular 5010.1D (08/27/12)
  8. Third Party Contracting Guidance (03/13/13)
    Announcement of Procurement Initiatives (10/01/98)
  9. Buy America Requirements, 49 CFR 661 (10/01/09)
    Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits of Rolling Stock Purchases, 49 CFR 663 (10/01/05)
    Dear Colleague letter Guidance on Buy America Requirements of the Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Reviews C-97-13 (03/18/97)
  10. Bus Testing, 49 CFR 665 (10/01/09)
  11. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 49 CFR 27 (10/01/05)
  12. Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities, 49 CFR 37 (10/01/05)
  13. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles, 49 CFR 38, Subpart A (10/01/05)
  14. Contract provisions required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Word Doc)
  15. Arrangement Pursuant to Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act Protecting Workers Represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union for Statewide Capital Projects (5309) (PDF)
    Special Warranty Arrangement for Application to Other Than Urbanized and Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Projects
  16.       U.S. DOL Employee Protections (PDF) (08/9/17)
  17. Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, 49 CFR 40
    Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations, 49 CFR 655 (10/01/09)
    Substance Abuse Professionals Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs; Insufficient Specimens and Other Issues, 61 FR 37693; (08/19/96)
    Amendments to Opiate Threshold Levels, 63 FR 65128 (11/25/98)
    Prevention of Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations: Prevention of Alcohol Misuse in Transit Operations, 63 FR 67612 (12/08/98)
    "Maintenance" Under Definition of Safety- Sensitive Functions in Drug and Alcohol Rules, 64 FR 425 (01/05/99)
  18. Environmental Impact and Related Procedures, 23 CFR 771 (05/09/05)
  19. Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs; 49 CFR 26 (06/16/03)
    Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program
  20. Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, OMB Circular A-87(5/10/04)
  21. Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments, 49 CFR 18
  22. Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations, OMB Circular A-110 Revised (09/30/99)
  23. Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-156
  24. Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, OMB Circular A-133) (6/26/07)
  25. Program Guidance and Application Instructions for Metropolitan Planning Program Grants, FTA Circular 8100.1B (10/25/96)
  26. Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions, FTA Circular 9030.1E (1/16/2014)
  27. The Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Program Guidance and Instructions FTA Circular 9050.1 (05/01/07)
  28. New Freedom Program Guidance and Application Instructions, FTA Circular 9045.1 (05/01/07)