Environmental Impact Statement; Portland, OR and Vancouver/Clark County, WA
The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration are issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed highway and transit improvements in the Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing (CRC) corridor between the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver/ Clark County, Washington area.
State Coordination Grants; Solicitation for Proposals
This solicitation is for states to submit proposals for the State Coordination Grants component of the United We Ride initiative (UWR). The intent of the UWR initiative is to break down the barriers among Federal programs as they relate to transportation to ensure that transportation services are seamless, comprehensive and accessible. Specifically, UWR is tasked with seeking ways to simplify access to transportation services for persons with disabilities, persons with lower incomes, and older adults. States Coordination Grants may be used to assist states through either planning or implementation grants. Planning grants are for states that have not yet received a UWR grant, and do not have a comprehensive action plan. Planning grants can be used to conduct a comprehensive state assessment using the UWR Framework for Action and to develop a comprehensive state action plan for coordinating human service transportation. Implementation grants are for states which have developed a comprehensive state action plan. Implementation grants can be used for implementing one or more of the elements identified within a state action plan consistent with the UWR Framework for Action. The UWR Framework for Action is a self- assessment tool for states and communities to conduct comprehensive state assessments to identify areas of success and highlight the actions still needed to improve the coordination of human service transportation. The self- assessment tool is designed to address the needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower-incomes. For further information on the Framework for Action, please visit: Framework for Action at the United We Ride Web site (http://www.unitedweride.gov).
FTA Fiscal Year 2005 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information; Notice of Supplemental Information, Changes, and Corrections
This notice makes the full amount of the FTA fiscal year (FY) 2005 program apportionments or allocations available for obligation. In addition, it announces changes and corrections to the December 29, 2004, ``FTA Fiscal Year 2005 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information; Notice,'' based on language in the ``Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), (Pub. L. 109-59); technical amendments for transit in the ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005'' (Pub. L. 109-13, hereafter called the 2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act); congressional clarifications; and FTA's administrative decision to extend the period of availability of FY 2005 Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program (section 5310) funding.