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Rooms Requirements, Advanced Interval Management MOPS development [FR Doc. 2016–24647 Filed 10–11–16; 8:45 am] CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program Project Selections Federal Transit Administration. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (Bus Program), as authorized by Federal transit law. A total of $210,990,000 is available for competitive allocations in FY 2016. On March 29, 2016, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 17553) announcing the availability of Federal funding for the Bus Program. These program funds will provide financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional Offices can be found at www.fta.dot.gov. Unsuccessful applicants may contact Sam Snead, Office of Program Management at (202) 366–1089, email: Samuel.Snead@ dot.gov, to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of this announcement. A TDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/FIRS). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the NOFO, FTA received 284 project proposals from 47 states requesting $1.64 billion in Federal funds, or nearly eight dollars requested for each dollar available, indicating SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 70483 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices significant demand for funding for buses and bus facility projects. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO. FTA is funding 61 projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of $210,990,000. Recipients selected for competitive funding should work with their FTA Regional Office to submit a grant application in FTA’s Transit Award Management System (TrAMs) for the projects identified in the attached table. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible capital purposes established in the NOFO and described in the FTA Circular 9030.1E. In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer’s total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable project option as described in the application. If the award amount does not correspond to the scalable option, for example due to a cap on the award amount, the recipient should work with the Regional Office to reduce scope or scale the project such that a complete phase or project is accomplished. Recipients are reminded that program requirements such as cost sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO. A discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMs application. Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, September 8, 2016. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, having been met. For more about FTA’s policy on pre-award authority, please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information and Interim Guidance found in 81 FR 7893 (February 16, 2016). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Federal Financial Report and Milestone progress reports in TrAMs as appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D and C9030.1E). Recipients must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must follow all third-party procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2019. Technical Review and Evaluation Summary: FTA assessed all project proposals that were submitted under the FY 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities competition according to the following evaluation criteria. The specific metrics for each criterion were described in the March 29, 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 1. Demonstration of Need 2. Demonstration of Benefits 3. Project Implementation Strategy 4. Planning/Local Prioritization 5. Local Financial Commitment 6. Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity For each project, a technical review panel assigned a rating of Highly Recommended, Recommended or Not Recommended for each of the six criteria. The technical review panel then assigned an overall rating of Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended or Ineligible to the project proposal. Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Highly Recommended if they were rated Highly Recommended in the Demonstration of Need and Demonstration of Benefits criteria and at least four categories overall, with no ‘‘Not Recommended’’ ratings. Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Recommended if the project had no more than one Not Recommended rating among the six criteria and at least Recommended for Demonstration of Need and Demonstration of Benefits. Projects were assigned a rating of a Not Recommended if they received Not Recommended rating in two or more criteria, or received a rating of Not Recommended for any one among the Demonstration of Need, Demonstration of Benefits, or Technical/Financial/ Legal Capacity criteria. A summary of the overall scores is shown in the table below. Overall Project Ratings (All Submissions): Highly Recommended .......... Recommended ..................... Not Recommended ............... Ineligible ................................ 36 projects 158 77 13 Total ............................... 284 As outlined in the NOFO, FTA made the final selections based on the technical ratings as well geographic diversity, diversity in the size of the transit systems, and/or receipt of other recent competitive awards. As further outlined in the NOFO, in some cases, due to funding limitations, proposers that were selected for funding received less than the amount originally requested. FTA was able to fund all the Highly Recommended projects, excluding applicants that already received FY 2016 Low and No Emission Grant Funding awarded under this NOFO. None of the projects that received an overall rating of Not Recommended or Ineligible were selected for funding. In the interest of geographic diversity, FTA awarded funding to at least one project in each state that submitted a project rated at least recommended. These projects were selected based on their technical rating, while also considering the amount requested and directing at least 10% of the program funding to projects in rural areas, as required by law. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5339(b). Carolyn Flowers, Acting Administrator. TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS State Recipient Project ID Project description Renovate and expand bus maintenance and storage facility. Purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) bus. Purchase CNG buses ......... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AK ................. Fairbanks North Star Borough. D2016–BUSP–001 .... AL ................. Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority. Central Arkansas Transit Authority dba Rock Region METRO. N. Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority. D2016–BUSP–002 .... AR ................. AZ ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 D2016–BUSP–003 .... D2016–BUSP–004 .... PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Purchase hybrid dieselelectric buses. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM Allocation 12,800,000 Project rating Highly Recommended. 405,000 Recommended. 1,653,498 Recommended. 2,202,522 Highly Recommended. 12OCN1 70484 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Recipient Project ID Project description AZ ................. Yavapai-Apache Nation ...... D2016–BUSP–005 .... CA ................. California Department of Transportation. Foothill Transit .................... D2016–BUSP–006 .... Purchase 15-passenger van; construct bus stop shelters. Construct new bus maintenance facility. Design and construct transit center at Mount San Antonio College. Purchase CNG replacement buses, install related CNG infrastructure, workforce development. Design and construct vehicle maintenance and storage facility; workforce development. Purchase replacement buses; workforce development and training. Purchase CNG fueled replacement buses. Replace CNG fueling equipment at bus maintenance facility. Purchase replacement hybrid diesel-electric buses. Design and construct new downtown transit center to replace current facility. Purchase replacement buses. Purchase replacement buses. Purchase CNG buses ......... CA ................. D2016–BUSP–007 .... CA ................. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. D2016–BUSP–008 .... CA ................. Marin County Transit District. D2016–BUSP–009 .... CA ................. Monterey-Salinas Transit .... D2016–BUSP–010 .... CA ................. Sacramento Regional Transit District. Sacramento Regional Transit District. D2016–BUSP–011 .... San Joaquin Regional Transit District. San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority. D2016–BUSP–013 .... Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District. Mesa County ....................... D2016–BUSP–015 .... CA ................. CA ................. CA ................. CA ................. CO ................ FL .................. GA ................. HI .................. IA .................. IL ................... IN .................. KY ................. MA ................ MD ................ ME ................ MI .................. MN ................ MO ................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES MO ................ MT ................. NC ................. ND ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hillsborough Transit Authority. Chatham Area Transit Authority. State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation. Iowa Department of Transportation. Rock Island Co. Metropolitan Mass Transit District. City of Columbus ................ D2016–BUSP–012 .... D2016–BUSP–014 .... D2016–BUSP–016 .... D2016–BUSP–017 .... D2016–BUSP–018 .... D2016–BUSP–019 .... D2016–BUSP–020 .... D2016–BUSP–021 .... D2016–BUSP–022 .... Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. D2016–BUSP–023 .... Maryland Department of Transportation. Maine Department of Transportation. Mass Transportation Authority (Flint, MI). D2016–BUSP–025 .... Metropolitan Council Metro Transit. City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. City of Greensboro ............. D2016–BUSP–028 .... North Dakota Department of Transportation. 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 D2016–BUSP–024 .... D2016–BUSP–026 .... D2016–BUSP–027 .... D2016–BUSP–029 .... D2016–BUSP–030 .... D2016–BUSP–031 .... D2016–BUSP–032 .... D2016–BUSP–033 .... PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Allocation Project rating 105,000 Highly Recommended. 4,280,512 Highly Recommended. 7,240,000 Highly Recommended. 10,500,000 Highly Recommended. 4,400,000 Highly Recommended. 3,687,100 Highly Recommended. 695,088 Highly Recommended. 400,000 Highly Recommended. 8,284,000 Highly Recommended. 4,000,000 Highly Recommended. 5,680,905 Highly Recommended. 208,000 Highly Recommended. 4,273,771 Recommended. Purchase paratransit vehicles. Purchase replacement transit vehicles. Purchase transit vehicles for rural operators. Purchase CNG buses ......... 1,608,880 Highly Recommended. Purchase of small heavy duty transit vehicles. Purchase transit vehicles for rural service. Construct New Quincy Center bus terminal and intermodal enhancements. Rehabilitate transit buses; workforce training. Purchase replacement buses. Purchase CNG transit buses; workforce development. Purchase low floor buses ... 960,000 Recommended. 4,273,771 Recommended. 391,000 Recommended. 728,000 Recommended. 5,823,974 Highly Recommended. 4,273,771 Recommended. 533,575 Recommended. 1,441,600 Recommended. 12,800,000 103,515 Highly Recommended. Recommended. Purchase buses; workforce development. Purchase buses .................. 3,870,960 Highly Recommended. 8,986,350 Highly Recommended. Purchase buses and vans; workforce development. Renovate ticketing, call center, and waiting areas at the J. Douglas Galyon Depot. Purchase replacement rural transit vehicles and two intercity bus vehicles. 681,450 Highly Recommended. 960,000 Recommended. 844,000 Recommended. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 70485 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Recipient Project ID Project description NE ................. Transit Authority of the City of Omaha. D2016–BUSP–034 .... NH ................. New Hampshire Department of Transportation. New Jersey Transit Corporation. City of Las Cruces .............. D2016–BUSP–035 .... Purchase low floor, CNG buses and maintenance equipment; workforce development. Purchase heavy-duty transit bus. Construct new bus terminal NJ ................. NM ................ Recommended. 382,500 Recommended. 2,656,452 Recommended. 1,134,750 Recommended. 4,273,771 Recommended. 6,691,634 Highly Recommended. 1,932,000 Highly Recommended. Purchase replacement ADA transit vehicles. Purchase low-floor 30-foot replacement bus. Purchase CNG replacement buses. Rehabilitate Wissahickon Transit Center. 3,590,154 Highly Recommended. 320,000 Highly Recommended. 2,040,000 Highly Recommended. 4,000,000 Highly Recommended. D2016–BUSP–045 .... Purchase replacement transit buses. 864,000 Highly Recommended. D2016–BUSP–046 .... Construct New Goff Avenue bus hub and passenger facility and transit corridor improvements. Purchase 40ft low-floor commuter style coaches and related equipment. Rehabilitate downtown transit station. Purchase replacement transit buses. Purchase replacement transit vehicles. Rehabilitate El Metro Administration Facility. Purchase replacement buses. Purchase replacement buses. Purchase heavy duty transit buses. 5,636,745 Highly Recommended. 6,153,600 Highly Recommended. 1,145,850 Highly Recommended. 4,273,771 Recommended. D2016–BUSP–036 .... D2016–BUSP–037 .... New York City Department of Transportation. D2016–BUSP–038 .... OH ................ Ohio Department of Transportation. D2016–BUSP–039 .... OK ................. Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority. Oklahoma Department of Transportation. City of Wilsonville—SMART Transit. River Valley Transit (Williamsport, AA). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Transportation and Motor Buses for Public Use Authority (Altoona, PA). Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. D2016–BUSP–040 .... Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. City of Sioux Falls ............... D2016–BUSP–047 .... OR ................ PA ................. PA ................. PA ................. RI .................. SC ................. SD ................. TN ................. D2016–BUSP–041 .... D2016–BUSP–042 .... D2016–BUSP–043 .... D2016–BUSP–044 .... D2016–BUSP–048 .... TX ................. Memphis Area Transit Authority. Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. City of Laredo & Laredo Transit Management Inc. City of Wichita Falls ............ D2016–BUSP–052 .... UT ................. Utah Transit Authority ......... D2016–BUSP–053 .... VA ................. D2016–BUSP–054 .... WA ................ Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works. Vermont Agency of Transportation. City of Longview ................. D2016–BUSP–057 .... WA ................ City of Longview ................. D2016–BUSP–058 .... WA ................ Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area. D2016–BUSP–059 .... WA ................ Spokane Transit Authority .. D2016–BUSP–060 .... TX ................. TX ................. VI .................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VT ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 Project rating 2,424,240 NY ................. OK ................. Allocation D2016–BUSP–049 .... D2016–BUSP–050 .... D2016–BUSP–051 .... D2016–BUSP–055 .... D2016–BUSP–056 .... PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Purchase buses for vehicle replacement and service expansion. Construct a combination of bus lanes, stations, refurbished bus stops and transfer points, safety improvements, and transit signal priority and signal timing changes. Purchase replacement transit vehicles for rural service. Purchase CNG replacement buses. Rehabilitate La Reine Bus Facility. Purchase heavy-duty transit buses. Construct expansion of downtown transit center. Purchase low-floor biodiesel buses. Purchase low floor hybrid diesel-electric replacement buses. Construct multimodal transit center. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 11,249,240 Highly Recommended. 9,875,083 Highly Recommended. 1,376,000 Highly Recommended. 4,273,770 Recommended. 1,257,393 Recommended. 1,696,405 Recommended. 3,924,000 Recommended. 2,784,000 Highly Recommended. 832,000 Highly Recommended. 6,080,000 Highly Recommended. 1,000,000 Highly Recommended. 12OCN1 70486 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State WI ................. Total ....... Recipient Project ID D2016–BUSP–061 .... Purchase replacement for side loading accessible mini-van. ............................................. .................................... ............................................. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24524]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.


Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Competitive Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2016 appropriations for the Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Competitive Program (Bus Program), as authorized by Federal 
transit law. A total of $210,990,000 is available for competitive 
allocations in FY 2016. On March 29, 2016, FTA published a Notice of 
Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 17553) announcing the availability of 
Federal funding for the Bus Program. These program funds will provide 
financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, 
rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct 
bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations 
to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying 
for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional 
Offices can be found at www.fta.dot.gov. Unsuccessful applicants may 
contact Sam Snead, Office of Program Management at (202) 366-1089, 
email: Samuel.Snead@dot.gov, to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 
days of this announcement. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/
FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the NOFO, FTA received 284 
project proposals from 47 states requesting $1.64 billion in Federal 
funds, or nearly eight dollars requested for each dollar available, 
indicating

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significant demand for funding for buses and bus facility projects. 
Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's 
responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO.
    FTA is funding 61 projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of 
$210,990,000. Recipients selected for competitive funding should work 
with their FTA Regional Office to submit a grant application in FTA's 
Transit Award Management System (TrAMs) for the projects identified in 
the attached table. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive 
proposal and for the eligible capital purposes established in the NOFO 
and described in the FTA Circular 9030.1E.
    In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer's 
total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable 
project option as described in the application. If the award amount 
does not correspond to the scalable option, for example due to a cap on 
the award amount, the recipient should work with the Regional Office to 
reduce scope or scale the project such that a complete phase or project 
is accomplished. Recipients are reminded that program requirements such 
as cost sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO. A 
discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each 
project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMs 
application.
    Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award 
authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, 
September 8, 2016. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project 
expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for 
reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon 
other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, 
having been met. For more about FTA's policy on pre-award authority, 
please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Apportionments, Allocations, and 
Program Information and Interim Guidance found in 81 FR 7893 (February 
16, 2016). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the 
Federal Financial Report and Milestone progress reports in TrAMs as 
appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D and C9030.1E). Recipients must comply 
with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, 
FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the 
project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must 
follow all third-party procurement guidance, as described in 
FTA.C.4220.1F. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated 
in a grant by September 30, 2019.
    Technical Review and Evaluation Summary: FTA assessed all project 
proposals that were submitted under the FY 2016 Grants for Buses and 
Bus Facilities competition according to the following evaluation 
criteria. The specific metrics for each criterion were described in the 
March 29, 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO):

1. Demonstration of Need
2. Demonstration of Benefits
3. Project Implementation Strategy
4. Planning/Local Prioritization
5. Local Financial Commitment
6. Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity

    For each project, a technical review panel assigned a rating of 
Highly Recommended, Recommended or Not Recommended for each of the six 
criteria. The technical review panel then assigned an overall rating of 
Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended or Ineligible to the 
project proposal.
    Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Highly Recommended 
if they were rated Highly Recommended in the Demonstration of Need and 
Demonstration of Benefits criteria and at least four categories 
overall, with no ``Not Recommended'' ratings. Projects were assigned a 
final overall rating of Recommended if the project had no more than one 
Not Recommended rating among the six criteria and at least Recommended 
for Demonstration of Need and Demonstration of Benefits. Projects were 
assigned a rating of a Not Recommended if they received Not Recommended 
rating in two or more criteria, or received a rating of Not Recommended 
for any one among the Demonstration of Need, Demonstration of Benefits, 
or Technical/Financial/Legal Capacity criteria. A summary of the 
overall scores is shown in the table below.

Overall Project Ratings (All Submissions):

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Highly Recommended......................................     36 projects
Recommended.............................................             158
Not Recommended.........................................              77
Ineligible..............................................              13
                                                         ---------------
    Total...............................................             284
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    As outlined in the NOFO, FTA made the final selections based on the 
technical ratings as well geographic diversity, diversity in the size 
of the transit systems, and/or receipt of other recent competitive 
awards. As further outlined in the NOFO, in some cases, due to funding 
limitations, proposers that were selected for funding received less 
than the amount originally requested. FTA was able to fund all the 
Highly Recommended projects, excluding applicants that already received 
FY 2016 Low and No Emission Grant Funding awarded under this NOFO. None 
of the projects that received an overall rating of Not Recommended or 
Ineligible were selected for funding.
    In the interest of geographic diversity, FTA awarded funding to at 
least one project in each state that submitted a project rated at least 
recommended. These projects were selected based on their technical 
rating, while also considering the amount requested and directing at 
least 10% of the program funding to projects in rural areas, as 
required by law.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 5339(b).

Carolyn Flowers,
Acting Administrator.

                                    Table 1--FY 16 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competition Project Selections
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         State                Recipient                  Project ID             Project description    Allocation               Project rating
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AK....................  Fairbanks North Star  D2016-BUSP-001.................  Renovate and expand       12,800,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Borough.                                               bus maintenance and
                                                                                storage facility.
AL....................  Birmingham-Jefferson  D2016-BUSP-002.................  Purchase compressed          405,000  Recommended.
                         County Transit                                         natural gas (CNG)
                         Authority.                                             bus.
AR....................  Central Arkansas      D2016-BUSP-003.................  Purchase CNG buses..       1,653,498  Recommended.
                         Transit Authority
                         dba Rock Region
                         METRO.
AZ....................  N. Arizona            D2016-BUSP-004.................  Purchase hybrid            2,202,522  Highly Recommended.
                         Intergovernmental                                      diesel-electric
                         Public                                                 buses.
                         Transportation
                         Authority.

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AZ....................  Yavapai-Apache        D2016-BUSP-005.................  Purchase 15-                 105,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Nation.                                                passenger van;
                                                                                construct bus stop
                                                                                shelters.
CA....................  California            D2016-BUSP-006.................  Construct new bus          4,280,512  Highly Recommended.
                         Department of                                          maintenance
                         Transportation.                                        facility.
CA....................  Foothill Transit....  D2016-BUSP-007.................  Design and construct       7,240,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                                transit center at
                                                                                Mount San Antonio
                                                                                College.
CA....................  Los Angeles County    D2016-BUSP-008.................  Purchase CNG              10,500,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Metropolitan                                           replacement buses,
                         Transportation                                         install related CNG
                         Authority.                                             infrastructure,
                                                                                workforce
                                                                                development.
CA....................  Marin County Transit  D2016-BUSP-009.................  Design and construct       4,400,000  Highly Recommended.
                         District.                                              vehicle maintenance
                                                                                and storage
                                                                                facility; workforce
                                                                                development.
CA....................  Monterey-Salinas      D2016-BUSP-010.................  Purchase replacement       3,687,100  Highly Recommended.
                         Transit.                                               buses; workforce
                                                                                development and
                                                                                training.
CA....................  Sacramento Regional   D2016-BUSP-011.................  Purchase CNG fueled          695,088  Highly Recommended.
                         Transit District.                                      replacement buses.
CA....................  Sacramento Regional   D2016-BUSP-012.................  Replace CNG fueling          400,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Transit District.                                      equipment at bus
                                                                                maintenance
                                                                                facility.
CA....................  San Joaquin Regional  D2016-BUSP-013.................  Purchase replacement       8,284,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Transit District.                                      hybrid diesel-
                                                                                electric buses.
CA....................  San Luis Obispo       D2016-BUSP-014.................  Design and construct       4,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Regional Transit                                       new downtown
                         Authority.                                             transit center to
                                                                                replace current
                                                                                facility.
CA....................  Santa Barbara         D2016-BUSP-015.................  Purchase replacement       5,680,905  Highly Recommended.
                         Metropolitan                                           buses.
                         Transit District.
CO....................  Mesa County.........  D2016-BUSP-016.................  Purchase replacement         208,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                                buses.
FL....................  Hillsborough Transit  D2016-BUSP-017.................  Purchase CNG buses..       4,273,771  Recommended.
                         Authority.
GA....................  Chatham Area Transit  D2016-BUSP-018.................  Purchase paratransit       1,608,880  Highly Recommended.
                         Authority.                                             vehicles.
HI....................  State of Hawaii,      D2016-BUSP-019.................  Purchase replacement         960,000  Recommended.
                         Department of                                          transit vehicles.
                         Transportation.
IA....................  Iowa Department of    D2016-BUSP-020.................  Purchase transit           4,273,771  Recommended.
                         Transportation.                                        vehicles for rural
                                                                                operators.
IL....................  Rock Island Co.       D2016-BUSP-021.................  Purchase CNG buses..         391,000  Recommended.
                         Metropolitan Mass
                         Transit District.
IN....................  City of Columbus....  D2016-BUSP-022.................  Purchase of small            728,000  Recommended.
                                                                                heavy duty transit
                                                                                vehicles.
KY....................  Kentucky              D2016-BUSP-023.................  Purchase transit           5,823,974  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation                                         vehicles for rural
                         Cabinet.                                               service.
MA....................  Massachusetts Bay     D2016-BUSP-024.................  Construct New Quincy       4,273,771  Recommended.
                         Transportation                                         Center bus terminal
                         Authority.                                             and intermodal
                                                                                enhancements.
MD....................  Maryland Department   D2016-BUSP-025.................  Rehabilitate transit         533,575  Recommended.
                         of Transportation.                                     buses; workforce
                                                                                training.
ME....................  Maine Department of   D2016-BUSP-026.................  Purchase replacement       1,441,600  Recommended.
                         Transportation.                                        buses.
MI....................  Mass Transportation   D2016-BUSP-027.................  Purchase CNG transit      12,800,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Authority (Flint,                                      buses; workforce
                         MI).                                                   development.
MN....................  Metropolitan Council  D2016-BUSP-028.................  Purchase low floor           103,515  Recommended.
                         Metro Transit.                                         buses.
MO....................  City Utilities of     D2016-BUSP-029.................  Purchase buses;            3,870,960  Highly Recommended.
                         Springfield,                                           workforce
                         Missouri.                                              development.
MO....................  Kansas City Area      D2016-BUSP-030.................  Purchase buses......       8,986,350  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation
                         Authority.
MT....................  Confederated Salish   D2016-BUSP-031.................  Purchase buses and           681,450  Highly Recommended.
                         and Kootenai Tribes.                                   vans; workforce
                                                                                development.
NC....................  City of Greensboro..  D2016-BUSP-032.................  Renovate ticketing,          960,000  Recommended.
                                                                                call center, and
                                                                                waiting areas at
                                                                                the J. Douglas
                                                                                Galyon Depot.
ND....................  North Dakota          D2016-BUSP-033.................  Purchase replacement         844,000  Recommended.
                         Department of                                          rural transit
                         Transportation.                                        vehicles and two
                                                                                intercity bus
                                                                                vehicles.

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NE....................  Transit Authority of  D2016-BUSP-034.................  Purchase low floor,        2,424,240  Recommended.
                         the City of Omaha.                                     CNG buses and
                                                                                maintenance
                                                                                equipment;
                                                                                workforce
                                                                                development.
NH....................  New Hampshire         D2016-BUSP-035.................  Purchase heavy-duty          382,500  Recommended.
                         Department of                                          transit bus.
                         Transportation.
NJ....................  New Jersey Transit    D2016-BUSP-036.................  Construct new bus          2,656,452  Recommended.
                         Corporation.                                           terminal.
NM....................  City of Las Cruces..  D2016-BUSP-037.................  Purchase buses for         1,134,750  Recommended.
                                                                                vehicle replacement
                                                                                and service
                                                                                expansion.
NY....................  New York City         D2016-BUSP-038.................  Construct a                4,273,771  Recommended.
                         Department of                                          combination of bus
                         Transportation.                                        lanes, stations,
                                                                                refurbished bus
                                                                                stops and transfer
                                                                                points, safety
                                                                                improvements, and
                                                                                transit signal
                                                                                priority and signal
                                                                                timing changes.
OH....................  Ohio Department of    D2016-BUSP-039.................  Purchase replacement       6,691,634  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation.                                        transit vehicles
                                                                                for rural service.
OK....................  Central Oklahoma      D2016-BUSP-040.................  Purchase CNG               1,932,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation and                                     replacement buses.
                         Parking Authority.
OK....................  Oklahoma Department   D2016-BUSP-041.................  Purchase replacement       3,590,154  Highly Recommended.
                         of Transportation.                                     ADA transit
                                                                                vehicles.
OR....................  City of Wilsonville-- D2016-BUSP-042.................  Purchase low-floor           320,000  Highly Recommended.
                         SMART Transit.                                         30-foot replacement
                                                                                bus.
PA....................  River Valley Transit  D2016-BUSP-043.................  Purchase CNG               2,040,000  Highly Recommended.
                         (Williamsport, AA).                                    replacement buses.
PA....................  Southeastern          D2016-BUSP-044.................  Rehabilitate               4,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Pennsylvania                                           Wissahickon Transit
                         Transportation                                         Center.
                         Authority (SEPTA).
PA....................  Transportation and    D2016-BUSP-045.................  Purchase replacement         864,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Motor Buses for                                        transit buses.
                         Public Use
                         Authority (Altoona,
                         PA).
RI....................  Rhode Island Public   D2016-BUSP-046.................  Construct New Goff         5,636,745  Highly Recommended.
                         Transit Authority.                                     Avenue bus hub and
                                                                                passenger facility
                                                                                and transit
                                                                                corridor
                                                                                improvements.
SC....................  Berkeley-Charleston-  D2016-BUSP-047.................  Purchase 40ft low-         6,153,600  Highly Recommended.
                         Dorchester Council                                     floor commuter
                         of Governments.                                        style coaches and
                                                                                related equipment.
SD....................  City of Sioux Falls.  D2016-BUSP-048.................  Rehabilitate               1,145,850  Highly Recommended.
                                                                                downtown transit
                                                                                station.
TN....................  Memphis Area Transit  D2016-BUSP-049.................  Purchase replacement       4,273,771  Recommended.
                         Authority.                                             transit buses.
TX....................  Capital Metropolitan  D2016-BUSP-050.................  Purchase replacement      11,249,240  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation                                         transit vehicles.
                         Authority.
TX....................  City of Laredo &      D2016-BUSP-051.................  Rehabilitate El            9,875,083  Highly Recommended.
                         Laredo Transit                                         Metro
                         Management Inc.                                        Administration
                                                                                Facility.
TX....................  City of Wichita       D2016-BUSP-052.................  Purchase replacement       1,376,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Falls.                                                 buses.
UT....................  Utah Transit          D2016-BUSP-053.................  Purchase replacement       4,273,770  Recommended.
                         Authority.                                             buses.
VA....................  Transportation        D2016-BUSP-054.................  Purchase heavy duty        1,257,393  Recommended.
                         District Commission                                    transit buses.
                         of Hampton Roads.
VI....................  Virgin Islands        D2016-BUSP-055.................  Rehabilitate La            1,696,405  Recommended.
                         Department of                                          Reine Bus Facility.
                         Public Works.
VT....................  Vermont Agency of     D2016-BUSP-056.................  Purchase heavy-duty        3,924,000  Recommended.
                         Transportation.                                        transit buses.
WA....................  City of Longview....  D2016-BUSP-057.................  Construct expansion        2,784,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                                of downtown transit
                                                                                center.
WA....................  City of Longview....  D2016-BUSP-058.................  Purchase low-floor           832,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                                biodiesel buses.
WA....................  Clark County Public   D2016-BUSP-059.................  Purchase low floor         6,080,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Transportation                                         hybrid diesel-
                         Benefit Area.                                          electric
                                                                                replacement buses.
WA....................  Spokane Transit       D2016-BUSP-060.................  Construct multimodal       1,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                         Authority.                                             transit center.

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WI....................  Wisconsin Department  D2016-BUSP-061.................  Purchase replacement          26,400  Recommended.
                         of Transportation.                                     for side loading
                                                                                accessible mini-van.
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    Total.............  ....................  ...............................  ....................   * 210,990,000
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