Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Announcement of Project Selections, 65966-65968 [05-21722]

Download as PDF 65966 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices This notice is issued pursuant to Title 49 U.S.C. 47118. Issued at Washington, DC on October 26, 2005. Dennis E. Roberts, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming. [FR Doc. 05–21744 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Miami-Dade County, Florida Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Miami-Dade County, Florida. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory E. Williams, P.E., District Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 545 John Knox Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. Telephone: (850) 942– 9650 Ext. 3031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT, will prepare an EIS for a proposal to improve SR 997 (Krome Avenue) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The proposed improvement would involve safety and capacity upgrades to SR 997 (Krome Avenue) from SW., 296th Street/ Avocado Drive to SW 136th Street/ Howard Street, a distance of approximately 10.07 miles. Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to provide for safety improvements and projected future traffic demands. Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action; (20 widening the existing two-lane roadway to a divided two-lane roadway; (3) widening the existing twolane roadway to a divided two-lane roadway with passing zones; and (4) widening the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have expressed interest in this project. A series of public meetings are being held in Miami-Dade County beginning in December 2004 and are expected to continue until approximately July 2007. In addition, a Public Hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and location of project meetings and the hearing. The Draft EIS will be made available for public and agency review and comment. A formal kick-off meeting was held on January 20th, 2004. To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed action is addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comment or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning, and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding inter-governmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: October 13, 2005. Gregory E. Williams, District Transportation Engineer, Tallahassee, Florida. [FR Doc. 05–21699 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Announcement of Project Selections AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects to be funded under Fiscal Year 2005 appropriations for the Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility Program, authorized by Section 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21). The OTRB Accessibility Program makes funds available to private operators of overthe-road buses to help finance the incremental capital and training costs of complying with DOT’s over-the-road bus accessibility rule, published in the Federal Register on September 24, 1998. The appropriate FTA Regional Administrator for grant-specific issues; or Blenda Younger, Office of Program Management, (202) 366–2053, for general information about the OTRB Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A total of $6.9 million was made available for the program in FY 2005: $5.2 million for intercity fixed-route providers and $1.7 million for all other providers, such as commuter, charter, and tour operators. A total of 120 applicants requested $33.7 million: $19.5 million was requested by intercity fixed-route providers, and $14.2 million was requested by all other providers. Project selections were made on a discretionary basis, based on each applicant’s responsiveness to statutory project selection criteria, fleet size, and level of funding received in previous years. Because of the high demand for the funds available, most applicants received less funding than they requested, but almost all qualified applicants received some funding. The selected projects will provide funding for the incremental cost of adding lifts to 72 new vehicles, retrofitting 122 vehicles, and $53,099 for training. Each of the following 93 awardees, as well as the 27 applicants who were not selected for funding, will receive a letter that explains how funding decisions were made. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AWARD AMOUNT Operator City/State Intercity fixed-route Other Region I Arrow Line ............................................................................... Bonanza Bus Lines ................................................................. Concord Coach Lines, Inc. ...................................................... Dartmouth Transportation Co., Inc. ......................................... DATTCO, Inc. .......................................................................... M&L Transit Systems, Inc. ...................................................... Peter Pan Bus Lines ............................................................... Plymouth & Brockton ............................................................... E. Hartford, CT ...................... Providence, RI ....................... Concord, NH .......................... Concord, NH .......................... New Britain, CT ..................... Woburn, MA ........................... Springfield, MA ...................... Plymouth, MA ........................ ........................ $32,881 46,800 23,900 35,000 ........................ 31,461 55,620 $35,932 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 35,000 ........................ ........................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Total $35,932 32,881 46,800 23,900 35,000 35,000 31,461 55,620 65967 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices AWARD AMOUNT—Continued Operator City/State Intercity fixed-route Other Premier Coach Company, Inc. ................................................ Vermont Transit Co., Inc. ........................................................ Region II Adirondack Trailways .............................................................. Blue Bird Coach Lines ............................................................ Hampton Jitney, Inc. ............................................................... Lion Trailways ......................................................................... Onondaga Coach Corp. .......................................................... Star Transit Company, Inc. ..................................................... Sunrise Coach Lines, Inc. ....................................................... Syracuse and Oswego Coach ................................................ Utica Rome Bus Company ...................................................... Region III Abbott Bus Lines, Inc. ............................................................. Bieber Tourways ..................................................................... Buco Transportation/Campbell ................................................ David Thomas Tours, Inc. ....................................................... Dillon’s Bus Service, Inc. ........................................................ First Priority Tours, Inc. ........................................................... Fullington Trailways ................................................................. Gold Line, Inc. ......................................................................... Gunther Charters, Inc. ............................................................. James River Bus Lines ........................................................... Keller Transportation, Inc. ....................................................... Morgan’s Bus Tours, Inc. ........................................................ National Coach Works of Virginia ........................................... Trans-Bridge Lines .................................................................. Region IV American Charters, LTD. ........................................................ American Coach of Atlanta, Inc. ............................................. American Coach Lines Jacksonville ....................................... American Coach Lines Miami ................................................. Angelic Tours and Shuttles ..................................................... Capitol City Transit Lines ........................................................ Coach Ride, LLC ..................................................................... Gentry Coach Company .......................................................... Holiday Tours, Inc. .................................................................. Lancaster Tours Inc. ............................................................... Midnight Sun Tours, Inc. ......................................................... Royal Tours ............................................................................. Southern Coach Company ...................................................... Region V Badger Coaches, Inc. .............................................................. Coach USA Indiana ................................................................. Excellent Adventures, Inc. ....................................................... Indian Trails, Inc. ..................................................................... Lakefront Lines Inc. ................................................................. Lamers Bus Lines Inc. ............................................................ Philipps Bus Service, Inc. ....................................................... Pioneer Coach Lines, Inc. ....................................................... Ready Bus Line ....................................................................... River Trails Transit Lines, Inc. ................................................ Southeastern Trailways ........................................................... Southwest Coaches, Inc. ........................................................ Southwestern Illinois Bus Co. ................................................. St. Cloud Charter Service ....................................................... The Free Enterprise System, Inc. ........................................... Vandalia Bus Lines, Inc. ......................................................... Van Galder Bus Company ...................................................... Wisconsin Coach Lines ........................................................... Region VI All Aboard America ................................................................. Americanos USA, LLC ............................................................ AM Tour/Lone Star Coaches .................................................. Cowtown Bus Charters, Inc. ................................................... Crucero USA, LLC .................................................................. El Expreso Bus Company, Inc. ............................................... Fun Time Tours ....................................................................... Greyhound Lines, Inc. ............................................................. Gulf Coast Transportation ....................................................... Colchester, VT ....................... Burlington, VT ........................ ........................ 40,557 26,980 ........................ 26,980 40,557 Hurley, NY ............................. N. Tonawanda, NY ................ Southampton, NY .................. Rio Grande, NJ ...................... Auburn, NY ............................ Trenton, NJ ............................ Greenport, NY ........................ E. Syracuse, NY .................... Clinton, NY ............................. 33,500 45,270 59,412 88,673 ........................ ........................ 70,924 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 25,200 36,000 ........................ 40,500 42,750 33,500 45,270 59,412 88,673 25,200 36,000 70,924 40,500 42,750 Roanoke, VA .......................... Kutztown, PA ......................... Slippery Rock, PA .................. Philadelphia, PA .................... Millersville, MD ....................... District Hgts., MD ................... Clearfield, PA ......................... Tuxedo, MD ........................... Hanover, MD .......................... Richmond, VA ........................ Waldorf, MD ........................... Upper Marlboro, MD .............. Tuxedo, MD ........................... Bethlehem, PA ....................... ........................ 58,291 ........................ ........................ 27,000 ........................ 51,485 82,000 ........................ 27,000 78,101 ........................ 42,000 58,500 39,600 ........................ 24,040 28,800 ........................ 21,393 ........................ ........................ 26,100 ........................ ........................ 29,250 ........................ ........................ 39,600 58,291 24,040 28,800 27,000 21,393 51,485 82,000 26,100 27,000 78,101 29,250 42,000 58,500 Charlotte, NC ......................... Norcross, GA ......................... Jacksonville, FLA ................... Miami-Dade, FLA ................... Fayetteville, NC ..................... Atlanta, GA ............................ Starkville, MS ......................... Knoxville, TN .......................... Marietta, GA ........................... Lancaster, SC ........................ Lake Worth, FLA .................... Asheboro, NC ........................ Durham, NC ........................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 24,000 22,500 52,200 32,625 40,000 36,000 25,200 25,179 27,816 40,000 36,000 45,360 26,100 24,000 22,500 52,200 32,625 40,000 36,000 25,200 25,179 27,816 40,000 36,000 45,360 26,100 Madison, WI ........................... Gary, IN ................................. Ft. Wayne, IN ......................... Owosso, MI ............................ Brook Park, OH ..................... Green Bay, WI ....................... Winona, MN ........................... Chicago, Il .............................. La Crescent, MN .................... Galena, IL .............................. Indianapolis, IN ...................... Marshall, MN .......................... Chester, IL ............................. St. Cloud, MN ........................ Jeffersonville, IN .................... Caseyville, IL ......................... Janesville, WI ......................... Waukesha, WI ....................... 117,495 36,504 ........................ ........................ 100,800 62,175 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 182,302 40,500 ........................ ........................ 24,500 19,210 ........................ ........................ 28,746 26,854 30,275 27,644 43,897 43,734 27,000 20,089 25,645 27,000 ........................ ........................ 117,495 36,504 24,500 19,210 100,800 62,175 28,746 26,854 30,275 27,644 43,897 43,734 27,000 20,089 25,645 27,000 182,302 40,500 Santa FE, NM ........................ Dallas, TX .............................. Grand Prairie, TX ................... Ft. Worth, TX ......................... Dallas, TX .............................. Houston, TX ........................... Corpus Christi, TX ................. Dallas, TX .............................. Houston, TX ........................... ........................ 162,228 ........................ 62,164 81,114 98,200 ........................ 2,636,205 68,310 22,510 ........................ 25,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 48,600 ........................ ........................ 22,510 162,228 25,000 62,164 81,114 98,200 48,600 2,636,205 68,310 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Total 65968 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices AWARD AMOUNT—Continued Operator City/State Intercity fixed-route Other Hotard Motor Coaches, Inc. .................................................... Kerrville Bus Co. ..................................................................... Lone Star Trailways, Inc. ........................................................ Oklahoma Trailways, Inc. ........................................................ Sierra Stage Coaches, Inc. ..................................................... Si Texas Tours ........................................................................ TNM&O .................................................................................... Valley Transit ........................................................................... Region VII Arrow Stage Lines ................................................................... Burlington Trailways ................................................................ Prestige Transportation Systems ............................................ Village Charters, Inc. ............................................................... Region VIII No Awards ............................................................................... Region IX K–T Contract Services ............................................................ Roberts Hawaii ........................................................................ Sierra Trailways of California .................................................. Silverado Stages, Inc. ............................................................. Triple J Tours, Inc. .................................................................. Region X MTR Western .......................................................................... Northwestern Stage Lines ....................................................... Premier Alaska Tours, Inc. ...................................................... New Orleans, LA ................... San Antonio, TX .................... Tyler, TX ................................ Tulsa, OK ............................... S. Houston, TX ...................... Bandera, TX ........................... Lubbock, TX ........................... Harlingen, TX ......................... ........................ 194,400 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 40,557 40,557 44,193 ........................ 34,972 36,000 25,200 32,400 ........................ ........................ 44,193 194,400 34,972 36,000 25,200 32,400 40,557 40,557 Omaha, NE ............................ W. Burlington, IA .................... Wichita, Kansas ..................... Wichita, Kansas ..................... ........................ 86,798 ........................ ........................ 30,000 ........................ 34,920 46,589 30,000 86,798 34,920 46,589 N. Las Vegas, NV .................. Honolulu, HI ........................... Sacramento, CA .................... San Luis Obispo, CA ............. Las Vegas, NV ....................... 71,996 ........................ 43,149 60,421 ........................ ........................ 25,200 ........................ ........................ 37,791 71,996 25,200 43,149 60,421 37,791 Seattle, WA ............................ Spokane, WA ......................... Anchorage, AK ....................... ........................ 33,750 ........................ 28,706 ........................ 25,200 28,706 33,750 25,200 ................................................ 5,208,000 1,686,400 6,894,400 Total .......................................................................... Eligible project costs may be incurred by awardees prior to final grant approval. The incremental capital cost for adding wheelchair lift equipment to any new vehicles delivered on or after June 9, 1998, the effective date of TEA– 21, is eligible for funding under the OTRB Accessibility Program. Applicants selected for funding may be contacted by FTA regional offices if additional information is needed before grants are made. The grant applications will be sent to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for certification under labor protection requirements pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5333(b). After referring applications to affected employees represented by a labor organization, DOL will issue a certification to FTA. Terms and conditions of the certification will be incorporated in the FTA grant agreement under the new guidelines replacing those in 29 CFR Part 215. Please see Amendment to Section 5333(b), Guidelines to Carry Out New Programs Authorized by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21); Final Rule (64 FR 40990, July 28, 1999). Issued on: October 26, 2005. Jennifer L. Dorn, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–21722 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 ........................................... 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Announcement of Project 
Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects to be funded 
under Fiscal Year 2005 appropriations for the Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) 
Accessibility Program, authorized by Section 3038 of the Transportation 
Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The OTRB Accessibility 
Program makes funds available to private operators of over-the-road 
buses to help finance the incremental capital and training costs of 
complying with DOT's over-the-road bus accessibility rule, published in 
the Federal Register on September 24, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate FTA Regional 
Administrator for grant-specific issues; or Blenda Younger, Office of 
Program Management, (202) 366-2053, for general information about the 
OTRB Program.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of $6.9 million was made available 
for the program in FY 2005: $5.2 million for intercity fixed-route 
providers and $1.7 million for all other providers, such as commuter, 
charter, and tour operators. A total of 120 applicants requested $33.7 
million: $19.5 million was requested by intercity fixed-route 
providers, and $14.2 million was requested by all other providers. 
Project selections were made on a discretionary basis, based on each 
applicant's responsiveness to statutory project selection criteria, 
fleet size, and level of funding received in previous years. Because of 
the high demand for the funds available, most applicants received less 
funding than they requested, but almost all qualified applicants 
received some funding. The selected projects will provide funding for 
the incremental cost of adding lifts to 72 new vehicles, retrofitting 
122 vehicles, and $53,099 for training. Each of the following 93 
awardees, as well as the 27 applicants who were not selected for 
funding, will receive a letter that explains how funding decisions were 
made.

                                                  Award Amount
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                                                                     Intercity
               Operator                        City/State           fixed-route        Other           Total
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Region I
 
Arrow Line............................  E. Hartford, CT.........  ..............         $35,932         $35,932
Bonanza Bus Lines.....................  Providence, RI..........         $32,881  ..............          32,881
Concord Coach Lines, Inc..............  Concord, NH.............          46,800  ..............          46,800
Dartmouth Transportation Co., Inc.....  Concord, NH.............          23,900  ..............          23,900
DATTCO, Inc...........................  New Britain, CT.........          35,000  ..............          35,000
M&L Transit Systems, Inc..............  Woburn, MA..............  ..............          35,000          35,000
Peter Pan Bus Lines...................  Springfield, MA.........          31,461  ..............          31,461
Plymouth & Brockton...................  Plymouth, MA............          55,620  ..............          55,620

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Premier Coach Company, Inc............  Colchester, VT..........  ..............          26,980          26,980
Vermont Transit Co., Inc..............  Burlington, VT..........          40,557  ..............          40,557
Region II
 
Adirondack Trailways..................  Hurley, NY..............          33,500  ..............          33,500
Blue Bird Coach Lines.................  N. Tonawanda, NY........          45,270  ..............          45,270
Hampton Jitney, Inc...................  Southampton, NY.........          59,412  ..............          59,412
Lion Trailways........................  Rio Grande, NJ..........          88,673  ..............          88,673
Onondaga Coach Corp...................  Auburn, NY..............  ..............          25,200          25,200
Star Transit Company, Inc.............  Trenton, NJ.............  ..............          36,000          36,000
Sunrise Coach Lines, Inc..............  Greenport, NY...........          70,924  ..............          70,924
Syracuse and Oswego Coach.............  E. Syracuse, NY.........  ..............          40,500          40,500
Utica Rome Bus Company................  Clinton, NY.............  ..............          42,750          42,750
Region III
 
Abbott Bus Lines, Inc.................  Roanoke, VA.............  ..............          39,600          39,600
Bieber Tourways.......................  Kutztown, PA............          58,291  ..............          58,291
Buco Transportation/Campbell..........  Slippery Rock, PA.......  ..............          24,040          24,040
David Thomas Tours, Inc...............  Philadelphia, PA........  ..............          28,800          28,800
Dillon's Bus Service, Inc.............  Millersville, MD........          27,000  ..............          27,000
First Priority Tours, Inc.............  District Hgts., MD......  ..............          21,393          21,393
Fullington Trailways..................  Clearfield, PA..........          51,485  ..............          51,485
Gold Line, Inc........................  Tuxedo, MD..............          82,000  ..............          82,000
Gunther Charters, Inc.................  Hanover, MD.............  ..............          26,100          26,100
James River Bus Lines.................  Richmond, VA............          27,000  ..............          27,000
Keller Transportation, Inc............  Waldorf, MD.............          78,101  ..............          78,101
Morgan's Bus Tours, Inc...............  Upper Marlboro, MD......  ..............          29,250          29,250
National Coach Works of Virginia......  Tuxedo, MD..............          42,000  ..............          42,000
Trans-Bridge Lines....................  Bethlehem, PA...........          58,500  ..............          58,500
Region IV
 
American Charters, LTD................  Charlotte, NC...........  ..............          24,000          24,000
American Coach of Atlanta, Inc........  Norcross, GA............  ..............          22,500          22,500
American Coach Lines Jacksonville.....  Jacksonville, FLA.......  ..............          52,200          52,200
American Coach Lines Miami............  Miami-Dade, FLA.........  ..............          32,625          32,625
Angelic Tours and Shuttles............  Fayetteville, NC........  ..............          40,000          40,000
Capitol City Transit Lines............  Atlanta, GA.............  ..............          36,000          36,000
Coach Ride, LLC.......................  Starkville, MS..........  ..............          25,200          25,200
Gentry Coach Company..................  Knoxville, TN...........  ..............          25,179          25,179
Holiday Tours, Inc....................  Marietta, GA............  ..............          27,816          27,816
Lancaster Tours Inc...................  Lancaster, SC...........  ..............          40,000          40,000
Midnight Sun Tours, Inc...............  Lake Worth, FLA.........  ..............          36,000          36,000
Royal Tours...........................  Asheboro, NC............  ..............          45,360          45,360
Southern Coach Company................  Durham, NC..............  ..............          26,100          26,100
Region V
 
Badger Coaches, Inc...................  Madison, WI.............         117,495  ..............         117,495
Coach USA Indiana.....................  Gary, IN................          36,504  ..............          36,504
Excellent Adventures, Inc.............  Ft. Wayne, IN...........  ..............          24,500          24,500
Indian Trails, Inc....................  Owosso, MI..............  ..............          19,210          19,210
Lakefront Lines Inc...................  Brook Park, OH..........         100,800  ..............         100,800
Lamers Bus Lines Inc..................  Green Bay, WI...........          62,175  ..............          62,175
Philipps Bus Service, Inc.............  Winona, MN..............  ..............          28,746          28,746
Pioneer Coach Lines, Inc..............  Chicago, Il.............  ..............          26,854          26,854
Ready Bus Line........................  La Crescent, MN.........  ..............          30,275          30,275
River Trails Transit Lines, Inc.......  Galena, IL..............  ..............          27,644          27,644
Southeastern Trailways................  Indianapolis, IN........  ..............          43,897          43,897
Southwest Coaches, Inc................  Marshall, MN............  ..............          43,734          43,734
Southwestern Illinois Bus Co..........  Chester, IL.............  ..............          27,000          27,000
St. Cloud Charter Service.............  St. Cloud, MN...........  ..............          20,089          20,089
The Free Enterprise System, Inc.......  Jeffersonville, IN......  ..............          25,645          25,645
Vandalia Bus Lines, Inc...............  Caseyville, IL..........  ..............          27,000          27,000
Van Galder Bus Company................  Janesville, WI..........         182,302  ..............         182,302
Wisconsin Coach Lines.................  Waukesha, WI............          40,500  ..............          40,500
Region VI
 
All Aboard America....................  Santa FE, NM............  ..............          22,510          22,510
Americanos USA, LLC...................  Dallas, TX..............         162,228  ..............         162,228
AM Tour/Lone Star Coaches.............  Grand Prairie, TX.......  ..............          25,000          25,000
Cowtown Bus Charters, Inc.............  Ft. Worth, TX...........          62,164  ..............          62,164
Crucero USA, LLC......................  Dallas, TX..............          81,114  ..............          81,114
El Expreso Bus Company, Inc...........  Houston, TX.............          98,200  ..............          98,200
Fun Time Tours........................  Corpus Christi, TX......  ..............          48,600          48,600
Greyhound Lines, Inc..................  Dallas, TX..............       2,636,205  ..............       2,636,205
Gulf Coast Transportation.............  Houston, TX.............          68,310  ..............          68,310

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Hotard Motor Coaches, Inc.............  New Orleans, LA.........  ..............          44,193          44,193
Kerrville Bus Co......................  San Antonio, TX.........         194,400  ..............         194,400
Lone Star Trailways, Inc..............  Tyler, TX...............  ..............          34,972          34,972
Oklahoma Trailways, Inc...............  Tulsa, OK...............  ..............          36,000          36,000
Sierra Stage Coaches, Inc.............  S. Houston, TX..........  ..............          25,200          25,200
Si Texas Tours........................  Bandera, TX.............  ..............          32,400          32,400
TNM&O.................................  Lubbock, TX.............          40,557  ..............          40,557
Valley Transit........................  Harlingen, TX...........          40,557  ..............          40,557
Region VII
 
Arrow Stage Lines.....................  Omaha, NE...............  ..............          30,000          30,000
Burlington Trailways..................  W. Burlington, IA.......          86,798  ..............          86,798
Prestige Transportation Systems.......  Wichita, Kansas.........  ..............          34,920          34,920
Village Charters, Inc.................  Wichita, Kansas.........  ..............          46,589          46,589
Region VIII
 
No Awards.............................  ........................  ..............  ..............  ..............
Region IX
 
K-T Contract Services.................  N. Las Vegas, NV........          71,996  ..............          71,996
Roberts Hawaii........................  Honolulu, HI............  ..............          25,200          25,200
Sierra Trailways of California........  Sacramento, CA..........          43,149  ..............          43,149
Silverado Stages, Inc.................  San Luis Obispo, CA.....          60,421  ..............          60,421
Triple J Tours, Inc...................  Las Vegas, NV...........  ..............          37,791          37,791
Region X
 
MTR Western...........................  Seattle, WA.............  ..............          28,706          28,706
Northwestern Stage Lines..............  Spokane, WA.............          33,750  ..............          33,750
Premier Alaska Tours, Inc.............  Anchorage, AK...........  ..............          25,200          25,200
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        Total.........................  ........................       5,208,000       1,686,400       6,894,400
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    Eligible project costs may be incurred by awardees prior to final 
grant approval. The incremental capital cost for adding wheelchair lift 
equipment to any new vehicles delivered on or after June 9, 1998, the 
effective date of TEA-21, is eligible for funding under the OTRB 
Accessibility Program.
    Applicants selected for funding may be contacted by FTA regional 
offices if additional information is needed before grants are made. The 
grant applications will be sent to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 
for certification under labor protection requirements pursuant to 49 
U.S.C. 5333(b). After referring applications to affected employees 
represented by a labor organization, DOL will issue a certification to 
FTA. Terms and conditions of the certification will be incorporated in 
the FTA grant agreement under the new guidelines replacing those in 29 
CFR Part 215. Please see Amendment to Section 5333(b), Guidelines to 
Carry Out New Programs Authorized by the Transportation Equity Act for 
the 21st Century (TEA-21); Final Rule (64 FR 40990, July 28, 1999).

    Issued on: October 26, 2005.
Jennifer L. Dorn,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-21722 Filed 10-31-05; 8:45 am]
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