Policies developed to guide Office of Public Transit procedures, requirements and funding distribution
The Office of Public Transit requires all proposals for state funded projects to follow the terms listed in the Iowa Department of Transportation Bid Requirements document.
Procurement Document for Transit Agencies
Useful Life Standard for Public Transit Infrastructure Grant-Funded Projects
Useful Life Standard
Public transit equipment and facilities management system (PTMS)
The Office of Public Transit prioritizes vehicle replacement and rehabilitation/remanufactured projects annually on a statewide basis based on age and mileage of existing vehicles compared to useful life standards for the specific type of equipment.
- Accumulated mileage minus standard fleet mileage divided by 3,500 equals mileage score
- Actual months owned minus fleet life months equals age score
- Mileage score plus age score equals vehicle score
Civil Rights Policy and Procedure - Assurance of Non discrimination
The Iowa DOT's Office of Public Transit, and each Iowa transit system that receives public transit funding from that office have provided assurances that no individual will be discriminated against in the delivery of benefits under the transit program on the basis of race, age, disability, religion, color, sex or national origin.
Civil rights complaint process
Counting Only Open-to-the-Public Services for STA Formula
The Office of Public Transit only uses statistics from open-to-the-public services to calculate state transit assistance allocations.
Delinquent Year-End reports
Monthly State Transit Assistance (STA) formula payments will be withheld and/or contracts not executed for any system delinquent in submitting required reports. After reports are current, STA payments are released.