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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan
Document Number: 2022-05950
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.
Announcement of Fiscal Year 2021 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections
Document Number: 2022-05734
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $409,274,220 to projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Buses and Bus Facilities Program) and provides administrative guidance on project implementation.
Notice of Availability of Initial Guidance Proposals for the Capital Investment Grants Program
Document Number: 2022-05466
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invites public comment on initial guidance proposals to implement changes made to the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program by the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) (also known as the ``Bipartisan Infrastructure Law''). The proposed guidance has been placed in the docket and posted on the FTA website. This policy guidance continues to complement FTA's regulations that govern the CIG program.
FY 2022 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program
Document Number: 2022-04621
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $1.1 billion in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program) (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.526) and approximately $372 million in FY 2022 funds under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Buses and Bus Facilities Program) (Federal Assistance Listing 20.526), subject to availability of appropriated funding.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2022-04298
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2022-04297
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program Section 5309.
Rescission: Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program
Document Number: 2022-02874
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
As a result of a provision in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, that authorizes a recipient or subrecipient of a grant provided under title 23 or 49, United States Code, to implement a local or other geographical or economic hiring preference relating to the use of labor for construction of a project funded by the grant subject to applicable State and local laws, FTA is rescinding the Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program (Pilot Program).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2022-02873
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2022-02872
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Notice To Solicit Transit Advisory Committee for Safety Member Applications
Document Number: 2022-02494
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking applications for individuals to serve as members, for two-year terms, on the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The TRACS provides information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) and FTA Administrator (Administrator) in response to tasks assigned to TRACS. The TRACS does not exercise program management responsibilities and makes no decisions directly affecting the programs on which it provides advice. The Secretary may accept or reject a recommendation made by TRACS and is not bound to pursue any recommendation from TRACS.
Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight; Rescission
Document Number: 2022-02489
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking rescinds an FTA regulation for State Safety Oversight requirements. The statutory basis for this regulation was rescinded by legislation in 2012.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects-TEXRail Extension Project and Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
Document Number: 2022-02175
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding two projects: the TEXRail Extension Project in Tarrant County, Texas, and the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Fairfax County, Virginia. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
National Transit Database Census Reporting Clarifications
Document Number: 2022-00851
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on changes to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements as they relate to Urbanized Areas (UZA). Each year, transit systems use data from the Census Bureau to update their basic information (B-10) form indicating what urbanized areas and rural areas they serve, and also to complete their Federal Funding Allocation (FFA-10) form distributing their service data across those urbanized and rural areas. The Census Bureau is expected to define new UZAs based on 2020 Census data in calendar year 2022. FTA proposes that for NTD Report Year 2021 (RY 2021), transit systems would be required to complete a B-10 and FFA-10 form based on the UZAs from the 2010 Census, as usual. If the Census Bureau releases new UZAs prior to October 1, 2022, then transit systems would be required to complete new B-10 and FFA-10 forms as an addendum to the annual report at that time.
Notice To Reestablish the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety Charter
Document Number: 2022-00685
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the intent to reestablish the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The previous TRACS charter expired on September 12, 2020. The U.S. Department of Transportation and FTA are committed to ensuring the safety of the Nation's public transportation systems and reducing the safety risk to both riders and transit workers. Accordingly, the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) has determined that reestablishing TRACS is necessary and in the public interest.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-00115
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2022, so grantees and subgrantees affected by a national or regional emergency or disaster may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-28068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-26608
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Job Access and Reverse Commute Program.
Request for Information on Title VI Implementation
Document Number: 2021-25706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is extending the comment period for the request for information (RFI) regarding FTA's Title VI implementation, which was published on November 3, 2021, with the original comment period closing on December 3, 2021.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Enhancing Mobility Innovation
Document Number: 2021-24671
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for a total of $2,000,000 in competitive cooperative agreement awards in fiscal year (FY) 2021 funds for projects that enhance mobility innovations for transit. Funds will be awarded competitively for projects that advance emerging technologies, strategies and innovations in passenger-centric mobility in two distinct areas. Of the total available funds, $1,000,000 is available to accelerate innovative mobility and is for projects to improve mobility and enhance the rider experience with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, novel partnerships, and integrated payment solutions; and $1,000,000 is available for projects to support the development of software solutions that facilitate the provision of integrated demand-response public transportation service that dispatches public transportation fleet vehicles through riders mobile devices or other means. Projects will be competitively selected based on criteria outlined in this notice. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Early Scoping Notice for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Proposed Everett Link Extension (EVLE) From Lynnwood to Everett, WA
Document Number: 2021-24181
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) issue this early scoping notice to advise tribes, agencies, and the public that FTA and Sound Transit will explore potential route and station alternatives for the Everett Link light rail extension (EVLE or Project) and are starting to determine the scope of the environmental issues associated with the Project. The Project would extend Link light rail from the Lynnwood City Center Station to the Everett Station area in Snohomish County, Washington, and improve connections to the regional transit system and major activity centers. Potential alternatives for a light rail operations and maintenance facility (OMF North) in Snohomish County will also be explored to support the regional Link light rail program, including EVLE.
Title VI Implementation
Document Number: 2021-23965
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is considering amending Circular 4702.1B, Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients (Title VI Circular) to incorporate lessons learned since its issuance on October 1, 2012. The Title VI Circular provides guidance and instructions to FTA recipients of Federal financial assistance on how to comply with requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the DOT Title VI regulations at 49 CFR part 21, which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federally funded programs. The agency is seeking suggestions from all transit stakeholdersincluding transit agencies, transit riders and community members, planning officials, States, cities, and the private sectoron enhancements that could be made to the Title VI Circular to provide clarity, to ensure Title VI requirements are met, and to advance equity. Specifically, FTA seeks input on requirements related to public participation, service and fare equity, facility equity analyses, implementation of rider conduct policies, and additional technical resources for determining and documenting disparate impact.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-23781
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection: Nondiscrimination as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs.
Safety Advisory 21-1; Fleet-Wide Inspection of Wheel Gauging on Rail Rolling Stock
Document Number: 2021-23721
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
As a result of the derailment of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail train on October 12, 2021, FTA has issued Safety Advisory 21-1 to direct State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) to report information to FTA regarding out-of-tolerance wheel gauges on all rail transit rolling stock in revenue service. The Safety Advisory also advises SSOAs to require fleet-wide inspections of wheel gauges at rail fixed guideway public transportation systems (RTAs) in their jurisdiction. A copy of Safety Advisory 21-1 can be found on the FTA website at https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/ safety/fta-safety-advisories.
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations
Document Number: 2021-23228
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the calendar year 2022 drug and alcohol random testing rates for transit agency employers. The minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent, and the random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-23065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of a currently approved information collection.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2021-22507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $3.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funds under the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program. This funding opportunity seeks to improve coordination to enhance access and mobility to vital community services for older adults, people with disabilities, and people of low income. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively as grants to finance innovative mobility management capital projects that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Request for Information on Transit Worker Safety
Document Number: 2021-20744
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) administers the Public Transportation Safety Program (Safety Program) to improve the safety performance of the Nation's transit systems. FTA adopted the principles and methods of Safety Management Systems (SMS) as the foundation of the Safety Program. FTA uses SMS processes and activities to proactively identify and address safety risk at the industry level. Through this Request for Information (RFI), FTA solicits public input regarding safety topics that affect transit workers in two areas: Rail transit Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) and transit worker assault prevention. FTA will use this information to evaluate potential actions to mitigate the identified safety risk for transit workers.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-20559
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICR) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity; Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
Document Number: 2021-20203
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $409.59 million in fiscal year (FY) 2021 funds under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (Federal Assistance Listing #20.526). As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to assist in the financing of capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses and related equipment, and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct or lease bus-related facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Route Planning Restoration Program
Document Number: 2021-19735
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $25,000,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding under the Route Planning Restoration Program (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.505). As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support planning designed to (i) increase ridership and reduce travel times, while maintaining or expanding the total level of vehicle revenue miles of service provided in the planning period; or (ii) make service adjustments to increase the quality or frequency of service provided to low-income riders and disadvantaged neighborhoods or communities. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Additional Assistance
Document Number: 2021-19397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $2,207,561,294 in discretionary grants under the American Rescue Plan Act's Additional Assistance Funding (Additional Assistance Funding). As required by the American Rescue Plan Act, funds will be awarded to eligible recipients or eligible subrecipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds or Rural Area Formula funds that, as a result of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), require additional assistance for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and debt service payments incurred to maintain operations and avoid layoffs and furloughs. FTA may award additional funding made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Buffalo-Amherst-Tonawanda Corridor Transit Expansion, Erie County, New York
Document Number: 2021-18657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration, as lead Federal agency, and the Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System, Inc. (Metro), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential benefits and impacts of the NFTA proposed Buffalo-Amherst-Tonawanda Corridor Transit Expansion project (the Proposed Project). The Proposed Project to be evaluated in the EIS would expand high quality transit service in Buffalo, New York to Tonawanda and Amherst, New York. FTA, in coordination with Metro will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and its implementing regulations (SEQR). This Notice of Intent (NOI) initiates public scoping for the EIS, and provides information on the Proposed Project, the Project's purpose and need and the alternatives being considered for evaluation in the EIS. This NOI invites public comments on environmental impacts that may be associated with the Proposed Project and alternatives. Interested members of the public, tribes, and agencies are invited to submit comments on the proposed scope of the EIS, Metro's purpose and need, the identification of alternatives to be considered, the environmental benefits and impacts to be evaluated, and any other project-related issues or analysis. In consideration of the Federal Government's COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated March 13, 2020, FTA has determined that virtual public meetings and hearings are a permissible and useful tool to provide for public involvement in the NEPA process.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-18206
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Request for Information on Transit Safety Concerns
Document Number: 2021-18066
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is extending the comment period for the request for information (RFI) regarding FTA's Public Transportation Safety Program (Safety Program), which was published on July 15, 2021, with the original comment period closing on August 16, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-17970
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-17969
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Passenger Ferry Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-16790
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $38 million in competitive grants under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program (Ferry Program). Of that amount, $4 million is available only for low or zero-emission ferries or ferries using electric battery or fuel cell components and the infrastructure to support such ferries. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively to designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds to support capital projects to improve existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. FTA may award additional funding made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
FTA Fiscal Year 2021 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information
Document Number: 2021-15576
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides priorities for programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, announces Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Rescue Plan Act, and full-year apportionments and allocations for grant programs, provides contract authority, and describes plans for several competitive programs.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2021-15575
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by FRA and FTA regarding the Hudson Tunnel Project (Project). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Request for Information Concerning the Capital Investment Grants Program
Document Number: 2021-15079
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration is seeking suggestions from all transit stakeholders (transit authorities, planning officials, States, cities, the private sector, and the public) on improvements that could be made to the evaluation process for projects seeking funding from the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. Specifically, FTA seeks input on evaluation measures and data sources that can better capture the benefits and costs of transit and how the CIG program can facilitate outcomes that maximize those benefits.
Request for Information on Transit Safety Concerns
Document Number: 2021-15078
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is responsible for administering a Public Transportation Safety Program (Safety Program) to improve the safety performance of the Nation's transit systems. FTA adopted the principles and methods of Safety Management System (SMS) as the foundation of the Safety Program. FTA uses SMS processes and activities to proactively identify and address safety risk at the industry level. Through this Request for Information (RFI), FTA solicits input from the public regarding information and data to identify transit safety concerns that FTA should evaluate for potential action at the Federal level.
Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Areas of Persistent Poverty Program
Document Number: 2021-13980
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-13352
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the extension of a currently approved information collection, previously initiated as a request for emergency OMB approval. The FTA is collecting this information to inform FTA actions to support the transit industry's COVID-19 recovery efforts. The information collection requirements describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility
Document Number: 2021-12584
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government (the Government) if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) has requested FTA approval to transfer the Union Station property (Property) to the City of Oklahoma City (City) if no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. The 2.75-acre Property is located within the City of Oklahoma City at 300 SW 7th Street, Oklahoma City, OK.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2021-11841
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement Project, City of New York, New York County, New York
Document Number: 2021-11729
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential benefits and impacts of the PANYNJ proposal (the Proposed Project) to construct a new Bus Terminal and associated infrastructure (the Replacement Facility) in Midtown Manhattan in the City of New York, New York. The Proposed Project to be evaluated in the EIS includes both the Replacement Facility, and four private, high-rise buildings (three commercial and one mixed-use retail/residential) to be built on PANYNJ property consistent with present as-of-right zoning. The Replacement Facility is necessary because the existing Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) has significant capacity and operational constraints, is aging and obsolete, and cannot meet forecasted increases in bus service demand. FTA, in coordination with PANYNJ, will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), and, as appropriate, the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and City of New York's City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR). This Notice of Intent (NOI) initiates public scoping for the EIS, and provides information on the Proposed Project, the Project's purpose and need, and the alternatives being considered for evaluation in the EIS. This NOI invites public comments on environmental impacts that may be associated with the Proposed Project and alternatives. Interested members of the public, tribes, and agencies are invited to submit comments on the proposed scope of the EIS, PANYNJ's purpose and need, the identification of alternatives to be considered, the environmental benefits and impacts to be evaluated, and any other project-related issues or analyses. In consideration of the Federal Government's COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated March 13, 2020, FTA has determined that virtual public meetings and hearings are a permissible and useful tool to provide for public involvement in the NEPA process.
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2021-11197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $10 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, 49 U.S.C. 5311, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Capital Metro Blue Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2021-10866
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Blue Line Project (the Project) in Austin, Texas. The Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 8.2 miles from Republic Square in downtown Austin to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). FTA has determined that the Project is sufficiently developed to allow for meaningful public comment and requires an EIS.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Capital Metro Orange Line Project in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2021-10865
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as lead Federal agency, and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise the public that they intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Orange Line Project (the Project) in Austin, Texas. The Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 20 miles from the Tech Ridge Park & Ride on the northern end of the corridor, through downtown Austin, to just north of Slaughter Lane on the southern end of the corridor. FTA has determined that the Project is sufficiently developed to allow for meaningful public comment and requires an EIS.