US DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was signed to law by President Obama on February 19, 2009. Stimulus funds have been apportioned throughout federal agencies, including the US Department of Transportation and its Federal Transit Administration for re-apportioning at state and local levels. Various UNH entities were recipients of ARRA funding, including University Transportation Services.
University Transportation Services ARRA Projects:
- $135,800.00 for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) maintenance safety equipment and vehicle lift.
- $1.6 million for purchase of four low-floor Compressed Natural Gas transit buses.
$38,000 for radio/communication system replacement.
September, 2016: FTA 5339 Application
Notice of Application for federal Funds
The University of New Hampshire – Wildcat Transit is applying for $274,000 of USDOT (FTA) 5339 Bus & Bus Facilities Program federal funds for four improvements on the UNH campus. The funds will be used for bus lifts, transit shelters, lighting and transit information displays at existing bus stops a design study for a vehicle washing facility. These projects will improve operational efficiency, reliability and customer safety. The University of New Hampshire is an FTA grantee which operates the Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector public transit systems serving eight Seacoast NH communities. Detail of the grant application, which is submitted for consideration to the NHDOT Bureau of Rail and Transit, as well as contact information can be found on the project overview PDF below.
Affirmative Action & Equity, Notice to Public
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Transportation Services (UTS) hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes. Title VI statutes prohibit discrimination and require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance, such as UTS. It is the policy of the University of New Hampshire to abide by all United States and New Hampshire State laws and University System of New Hampshire and University of New Hampshire policies applicable to discrimination and harassment. In accordance with those laws and policies, all members of the UNH community will be responsible for maintaining a university environment inclusive of its public services, programs and activities that is free of discrimination and harassment, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes.
Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by a Title VI violation regarding UTS’s programs has a right to file a formal complaint with UTS, UNH’s Affirmative Action and Equity Office, or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged occurrence.
Information regarding civil rights complaints, including procedures for filing a complaint is made available to members of the public upon request. Please contact and/or access any of the following offices and links:
Director – Affirmative Action and Equity
UNH Affirmative Action & Equity Office
Thompson Hall Room 305
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2930 (Voice/TTY)
Federal Transit Administration
Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway, Suite 920
Cambridge, MA 02142-1093