Notice of Competition for University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grants, 37191 [2011-15688]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Notices ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: June 21, 2011. Dan Pitton, Director; Office of Mission, Architect, and Planning. [FR Doc. 2011–15843 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration Notice of Competition for University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grants Research and Innovative Technology Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2011. Curtis J. Tompkins, Acting Associate Administrator for Research, Development and Technology. [FR Doc. 2011–15688 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35493] The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice that it intends to conduct a competition for University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program grants for the purpose of performing multi-modal and multidisciplinary research, education and technology transfer activities supportive of Departmental priorities. Proposals will be evaluated through a competitive process on the basis of demonstrated ability, research, technology and education resources, leadership, multi-modal research capability, commitment to transportation workforce development programs, technology transfer capability, the use of peer review, and effective partnerships to advance diversity. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration RITA will release a detailed notice for these funds. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis Tompkins, Office of Research, Development and Technology, mail code RDT–30, Research and Innovative Technology Administration RITA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone Number (202) 366–5661 or E-mail Curtis.Tompkins@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59 section 7301, as amended by Pub. L. 110–244) authorizes the Administrator of the Research and Innovative SUMMARY: Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to enter into grants and cooperative agreements to conduct research into transportation service and infrastructure assurance and to carry out other research activities of RITA. The UTC Program will adhere to the structure and criteria outlined in SAFETEA–LU for competitive UTC Program grants. Texas Department of Transportation— Acquisition Exemption—Line of Union Pacific Railroad Company Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a supplemental verified notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 1.28 miles of rail line on UP’s Bonham Subdivision between mileposts 127.5 and 128.78, in Fannin County, TX. TxDOT states that it has reached an agreement with UP whereby TxDOT will acquire UP’s right, title, and interest in certain personal and real property in Fannin County. TxDOT further states that it will also enter into an agreement with the Fannin Rural Rail Transportation District (FRRTD) that will permit FRRTD or its operator to conduct tourist passenger operations between mileposts 94.0 and 128.78.2 A related verified notice of exemption was concurrently filed in Docket No. FD 35494, Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/ b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad— Trackage Rights Exemption—Texas Department of Transportation, whereby, following consummation of this transaction, TxDOT will grant trackage rights to Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/ b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad to perform freight rail service over the line. 1 The notice was originally submitted on June 3, 2011, but was supplemented on June 8, 2011. Therefore, June 8, 2011 will be the official filing date and the basis for all due dates. 2 TxDOT was authorized to acquire UP’s interest in a connecting rail line between mileposts 94.0 and 127.5. See State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Depart. of Transp.—Acq. Exemp.—Union Pacific RR, FD 34834 (STB served Feb. 24, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37191 TxDOT certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after July 8, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed no later than July 1, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35493, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane, NW., Washington, DC 20016. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 20, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–15864 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2011–3)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Approval of rail cost adjustment factor. The Board has approved the third quarter 2011 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2011 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.206. The third quarter 2011 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.534. The third quarter 2011 RCAF–5 is 0.506. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration


Notice of Competition for University Transportation Centers (UTC) 
Program Grants

AGENCY: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) 
of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice 
that it intends to conduct a competition for University Transportation 
Centers (UTC) Program grants for the purpose of performing multi-modal 
and multidisciplinary research, education and technology transfer 
activities supportive of Departmental priorities.
    Proposals will be evaluated through a competitive process on the 
basis of demonstrated ability, research, technology and education 
resources, leadership, multi-modal research capability, commitment to 
transportation workforce development programs, technology transfer 
capability, the use of peer review, and effective partnerships to 
advance diversity.
    The Research and Innovative Technology Administration RITA will 
release a detailed notice for these funds.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis Tompkins, Office of Research, 
Development and Technology, mail code RDT-30, Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration RITA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Telephone Number (202) 366-5661 or E-mail 
Curtis.Tompkins@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-
59 section 7301, as amended by Pub. L. 110-244) authorizes the 
Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration 
(RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to enter 
into grants and cooperative agreements to conduct research into 
transportation service and infrastructure assurance and to carry out 
other research activities of RITA. The UTC Program will adhere to the 
structure and criteria outlined in SAFETEA-LU for competitive UTC 
Program grants.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2011.
Curtis J. Tompkins,
Acting Associate Administrator for Research, Development and 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-15688 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-HY-P